Local Area Coordinator ( LAC) NDIS - Central Coast
Changing lives and Growing Communities!
- Full time (38 hrs per week) roles until June 2018 - initial 3 month contracts.
- Level 4 as per the SCHCADS award - Salary range from 59K up to 65K per annum +9.5% super and access to salary packaging up to $18,000.
- Base location: Gosford, Wyong.
What we do
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
About the Service
The Society has been commissioned to deliver essential Local Area Coordination (LAC) services as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout in NSW. The Society’s work in Local Area Coordination involves:
- Assisting individuals, families, carers and communities to access information on the NDIS.
- Providing information to individuals, families and carers to identify their goals, strengths and needs, and plan for their future.
- Supporting individuals, families and carers to identify personal and local community networks to develop necessary supports and solutions to meet their goals and needs.
- Supporting, assisting and consulting with individuals and families accessing the LAC Program in a way that promotes independence, empowerment and involvement.
The role of the Local Area Coordinator is varied and highly rewarding. You will be supporting people with disability, their families and carers to connect with the NDIS, build their capacity to self-direct their supports and to achieve their goals and aspirations. You will also support the wider community to be more inclusive to people with disability. We encourage a collaborative and team-orientated culture with ongoing training and development practices to help you and your fellow LACs develop and thrive in the program.
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To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and the rights of people with disability to determine their own futures, choose their supports and be fully included within their local communities.
- Demonstrated experience working to the mission and vision of an organisation and with an ethical, inclusive and non-judgmental attitude towards others.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a field based team.
- Strong communication and influencing skills, and an ability to connect with and empower others
- Demonstrated written skills, IT literate and able to work with client information systems.
- A valid driver licence and ability to undertake regular travel across Sydney districts.
The following will also be highly regarded:
- Demonstrated experience working in the human services sector e.g. disability, child services, allied health, social work, community development, education; and/or
- Relevant qualifications or training on social inclusion, community development and engagement or person centred thinking and planning.
- Lived experience of disability will be highly regarded.
Come and join our team!
We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:
- Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people.
- Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
- Excellent training and development opportunities.
Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check.
Like to know more? If you have questions about this role, please email to email@example.com.
Apply now - Assessment Centre will he in Gosford on March 29, 2018.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and 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.