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Local Area Coordinators, SA- Multiple Roles avaliable, Part time and Full time opportunities

Apply now Job no: 984831
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time), Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: SA
Categories: Community Services

  • Multiple Positions - Full-time & Part-time with a variety of fixed term contracts
  • On the job training and ongoing professional development provided
  • Award Salary + 9.5% Super + NFP Salary Packaging + Pool car provided

This intake will be focusing on multiple roles across various locations including: Clovelly Park, Noarlunga, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Murray Bridge, Limestone Coast and Mount Barker. You will be given an opportunity to select your preferences of location. 

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years. 

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

The NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works to support people with disabilities to participate in and contribute to social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the support they need throughout their lives. The NDIS provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC). For more information, please visit www.ndia.com.au

The role of a Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

The Local Area Coordinator is a key delivery role within the NDIS, responsible for assisting people with disabilities, their families and support workers with NDIS planning, co-ordination and capacity building, to maximise the level of choice and control over the services participants receive. The LAC role exists as the main point of contact for participants accessing NDIS and supports them to build stronger networks in their local communities. We have multiple roles across each site and you may be required to work at different locations during your employment however, we will work with people’s preferences as much as possible.

About you

You’ve always naturally embraced diversity and you continue to demonstrate your positive and approachable disposition to all people, including those with disabilities both physical and hidden. You may be currently working in the disability and/or community services sectors, or perhaps allied health or human services, and are currently seeking a new career challenge amidst some major changes to NDIS in Australia.

You’re highly personable and enjoy participating as a key team player; as a result, you possess outstanding communication, relationship building, customer service and case management skills; along with attention to detail and strong organisational skills. Above all, you’re passionate about supporting positive life changes for those currently living with and experiencing disability.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our team in the midst of some major changes in the Australian disability sector. Full NDIS related training and ongoing professional development opportunities are provided.

People with a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits

Mission Australia ensures our employees are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year (Advantage Salary)
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Quarterly Celebrate awards that recognise service and adherence to our values
  • Generous Enterprise Agreement Conditions

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Download File LAC Local Area Coordinator Position Description SA.pdf

To Apply

We encourage applicants to apply immediately as shortlisting will commence soon

Should you require additional support to successfully complete an application or for general inquiries regarding the role please email to recruitmentprojects@missionaustralia.com.au.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below and follow the links to our online system.  Please complete all steps; upload your resume in a word format; a cover letter is welcomed but not necessary as our online forms will ask you questions regarding your suitability.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check and a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan.

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