Project Officer - NDIS Transition

Job No: VIN864
Location: Woolloomooloo, NSW

  • Maximum term 12 months, Full-time
  • Based in Woolloomooloo, NSW; travel to other locations may be required
  • Competitive salary plus super; a generous salary packaging is offered

About the Organisation

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling.  Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values .

Organisational Overview

SVDP NSW provides a range of supports for people experiencing social disadvantage or isolation including people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in NSW. Disability services are provided by Sydney Archdiocese, Support Services and Newcastle/Maitland Central Councils.

About the Role                                  

The Project Officer - NDIS Transition will work with the Project Manager to support the Society in its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transition. The role will engage with internal stakeholders across the organisation to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS for people eligible to receive support through the Scheme.  A number of disability services operate within SVDP NSW and this role will ensure that there is a clear flow of information across the organisation with respect to timelines and actions, so that each part of the organisational change dovetails with other functions and services.  The position will contribute to service development and growth opportunities under the NDIS, as well as fostering communication and awareness of the scheme, particularly for those people who are yet to access. You can find more information about this role in the Position Description.

What you need to be successful in this role

  • Relevant degree, diploma and/or relevant work experience
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of the disability sector, the NDIS and NDIA requirements of service providers
  • Effective networking, partnership development and community engagement skills
  • Ability to interpret NDIS guidelines, gather information and implement process including emerging NDIA reforms.
  • Capacity to coordinate and manage multiple projects and deliver to tight timelines
  • Demonstrated experience in written communications, ICT skills and industry-related software usage (e.g. NDIS Portal, client databases)
  • Excellent presentation, professionalism and customer service skills.
  • Personal drive, passion and enthusiasm to actively grow business and engage with customers.
  • Desire to promote and model the ethos and Mission of the Society in all interactions with staff, members, volunteers and the broader community
  • Current NSW driver’s licence and ability to travel (when required)

Employment Conditions

The conditions of employment are governed by the National Employment Standards

What we offer

  • By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is proud to offer generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • Training and development opportunities

Pre-employment Checks

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks that include two (2) reference checks, a Health Declaration and National Criminal History Check. You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Prior to employment, you will be required to have a Working with Children Check, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People  .

How to Apply Online:  

Applications will include the following:

  • A cover letter with Claims to the Essential Criteria:
    Please address the Essential Criteria by explaining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet them.   Please also provide information about why you are applying for the role.

  • Current curriculum vitae: This will include your qualifications & trainings; work history with a brief description of duties for each role; Referees - at least two (2) e.g. persons you report to who can comment on your work experience. Please provide name and contact details (work and mobile phone numbers; email address).  Or please be prepared to provide details when requested.

To apply online, follow the prompts below - answer the questions and attach your documents (maximum of 2 documents). 

If you have questions about this role, please contact  Antony Jaeger (Project Manager – NDIS Transition) by phone 0431 509 967 or email         to , with subject line: Project Officer - NDIS Transition / VIN864.

 Applications close at 11:30 pm on 16 March 2018

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Society is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.


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