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Disability Leaving Care Advisor

  • Office Location - Scoresby
  • Full time - Fixed term (12 months)

MOIRA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee providing a range of services for people living with disability, young people experiencing disadvantage, as well as their families and carers. We work with people creatively and with efficacy to support personal aspirations and life goals.

About MOIRA Your Journey

MOIRA Your Journey takes a person-centred approach to providing innovative programs and practical services to help young people across Melbourne and throughout Victoria.

Your Journey team members have access to:

  • A first-class working culture
  • Not for profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 living expenses + $2,650 meal and entertainment allowance per FBT year. Stretch your pay packet further!
  • Ongoing training and career development with opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Hybrid working arrangements - flexibility in work location with the ability to work from home for part of the week
  • A Wellbeing Program and Employee Assistance Program

About the Role - Disability Leaving Care Advisor

The Disability Leaving Care Advisor role will be focused on building relationships with stakeholders to prioritise leaving care planning for young people who have, or may have a disability, to ensure that these plans; are developed with the young person's care team; are comprehensive and detail the supports a young person requires to transition from care, and are aligned with the young person's goals and aspirations.

The Disability Leaving Care Advisor will provide advocacy and support to care teams to navigate the complexities of the service system so that young people with disabilities can transition from care with the supports they require.

This exciting area based initiative within Bayside Peninsula will suit an experienced practitioner/leader who has the ability to:

  • develop interagency collaboration between care teams and the NDIS,
  • support navigation and assessment of non-NDIS systems, such as the Disability Support Pension
  • provide support and guidance to team members to assist with more effective navigation of the NDIS,
  • earlier identification and assessment of young people with a disability or suspected disability, and;
  • interagency clarity between Child Protection, Better Futures and NDIS.

The opportunity is a full time role on a fixed term contract for 12 months with an opportunity to extend.

Salary range (excluding Super) is negotiable between $88,761.92 and $92,773.20 depending on experience and skill set of candidates. Generous salary packaging provisions also apply.

All enquiries to Nicole Selwood - Senior Leader - Your Journey on 0407 090 009 or [email protected] using the subject line: Disability Leaving Care Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Allied Health, or related discipline. For example, a degree with substantial experience; a post graduate qualification; an associate diploma with substantial experience (attained through previous appointments, service and/or study with a combination of experience, expertise, and competence sufficient to perform the duties required at this level).
  • Extensive experience in disability services or extensive experience supporting young people with disabilities in care services.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership or management, as well as an ability to use intuition, lateral thinking, and strategy during times of pressure.
  • Expert experience in relevant legislation, theories and frameworks pertaining to Child, Youth and Families, NDIS and Leaving Care.
  • Subject matter expertise in the delivery of services to young people with disabilities.

If you believe you are the right fit, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume as part of your application.

Should you be successful, you will be required to meet safety screen requirements (not limited to but including:

  • Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Disability Workers Screening Check
  • Provide proof of your eligibility to work in Australia

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.

All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation. NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES.

MOIRA is a child safe organisation which promotes the safety, participation and empowerment of children including those with a disability.

MOIRA is an equal employment opportunity employer who is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

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