Local Area Coordinator

Last updated 19 days ago
Location:Northern Beaches Council
Job Type:Contract/Temp

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  • Full Time Fixed-Term Contract until 30 June 2023
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About Local Area Coordination Partners in the Community (PITC) Program

The NDIS Partners in the Community Program for Local Area Coordination (LAC) Services works in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to assist people with disability, their families and carers to achieve tangible outcomes, exercise choice and control and engage with the National Disability Insurance Schemes (NDIS).

Uniting LAC support people aged 7-65 who have NDIS plans and are eligible for the Scheme, as well as connect people, who are not eligible for the Scheme, to services and supports in their local community.

Uniting is delivering Local Area Coordination in the local communities across Northern Sydney servicing the local communities of Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Kuring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Ryde and Willoughby.

About Uniting

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve, no matter where they are at in their life.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Working with people with disability, their families and carers at all stages of the NDIS participant pathway alongside implementing the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Policy Framework for those outside the NDIS
  • Providing support to prospective NDIS participants to engage with the Scheme
  • Assisting NDIS participants to implement their plans, including building community inclusion and capacity building
  • Complete plan reviews and full scheme plans with NDIS participants
  • Connecting people, who are not eligible for the Scheme, to services and supports in their local community

Are you the person we are looking for?

You will be an active community member who is enthusiastic about supporting and empowering people with disability and their families. We are looking for people who have a valid driver’s license, a minimum of 12 months’ work experience in the community services sector and/or lived experience of disability.

Qualifications in the community services sector e.g. disability, allied health, social work or community development will be highly regarded.

Benefits & Culture:

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

  • Salary packaging (visit https://accesspay.com.au/ for more information)
  • Paid travel entitlements
  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills
  • An accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing
  • Ongoing career development opportunities

How to apply

Please read the position description attached below for more information about the role and ensure you address all of the selection criteria when applying.

Position Description: Local Area Coordinator

Employment with Uniting LAC Program is subject to satisfactory background checks which include Working with Children Check clearance, Reference Checks, State and National Police Checks and entry level checks conducted by Services Australia.