We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Support Coordinator, NDIS. Permanent, Full Time - Esperance or Leederville

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Perth, Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians with this unique opportunity to provide both corporate expertise and community support. With a focus on people, not profit, Life Without Barriers’ corporate services team partners with our direct support staff, clients, and their families to ensure we continue our mission to change lives for the better.  If a truly inclusive, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment sounds like your next career move, this is an opening not to be missed.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role
In the role of Support Coordinator - NDIS, you will assist NDIS participants to coordinate and implement a range of support services, in line with their NDIS plan.
  
You will also be required to establish strong rapport and working relationships with a range of stakeholders including People with Disability & their family members, NDIS Local Area Coordinators, NDIS Planners, internal and external service providers.

This role is support clients in Esperance but there is flexibility for this person to be based in Esperance, Goldfields or locally in our Leederville, Perth office.


Key Responsibilities

  • Strengthen and enhance our client's ability to coordinate supports and participate in the community.
  • Regularly monitor our client's NDIS plan to ensure services are being delivered within their allocated budget
  • Ensure mainstream services meet their service obligations to LWB clients (i.e. housing, education, justice, health)
  • Build the capacity of the LWB customer to achieve greater independence to self-direct services and supports in the longer term
  • Provide the LWB customer and the NDIA with reports on outcomes and success indicators, within the agreed reporting frequency 

  
Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate III or higher in Disability or Mental health and/or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people with a disability, including supporting people with disability to develop positive relationships with stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to engage with clients and their families to support them as participants of the NDIS
  • Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs reports, correspondence and other documents
  • Established time management, problem solving and conflict management skill
  • Ability to think creatively and use initiative, to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team using strong coordination, leadership and peer support skills

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety. 
  
Benefits

  • Full Time role with flexible working hours. 
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with salary packaging benefits
  • Ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Tracy Donnarumma at abigail.macleod@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 5th December  

 Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

 

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