There is a strong preference for applications for this vacancy from people with disability. SSI provides workplace adjustments in their recruitment processes and in the workplace, assessed on a case by case basis.
About our client
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. They work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. SSI is a member of the Australian Network on Disability (AND) which seeks to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.
About the opportunity
SSI has partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver Local Area Coordination Services in NSW. As a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), SSI supports people aged 7 and over to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream services in the community.
The ILC Consultant will be responsible for delivering information, linkages and support services and contribute towards building the capacity of and creating inclusion for individuals with disability, their families and carers as well as organisations and communities. They will facilitate and promote capacity-building workshops, for NDIS Participants and the community. They will also be responsible for establishing connections with the community to better respond to the needs of people with disability, their families and carers and to develop natural networks and circles of support around people with disability.
About your experience
- Previous experience in a similar role working within 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;
- Strong engagement, networking and interpersonal and negotiation skills;
- Well-developed communication and presentation skills; with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with people;
- High level written and verbal communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations to large groups is necessary, as is the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders;
- Ability to use and navigate a variety reporting mechanism including databases and Microsoft Excel;
- Experience working in a NDIS ILC or LAC Program highly advantageous;
- Awareness and recognition of cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities;
- Ability to speak a community language highly advantageous; and
- Willingness to travel and work flexible hours and in a range of locations across areas and regions as required.
If you are interested in this role, please register your interest using the apply button. For further information or to have a confidential conversation regarding your suitability, please contact Christine O'Donnell on 02 9055 4460 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.