Support Coordinator

Autism Spectrum Australia

Chatswood, NSW 


Teaching Subject: Diverse Learning / Special Needs

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 30 October 2023

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<div class="container"> <div id="description"> <ul> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Make a positive impact on the lives of participants with a disability!</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Great work life balance - full time, hybrid work model</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Full-time permanent role</strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Based in Sydney, NSW - office, home and community based</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About Aspect&nbsp;Individual and&nbsp;Community Services (ICS): </strong>We deliver<strong>&nbsp;</strong>a flexible and broad range of early intervention, allied health and support services across NSW, ACT, Victoria, and South Australia. Aspect ICS staff work with individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and carers to build practical skills, increase knowledge and opportunities, and encourage positive and meaningful relationships in their community.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About this role:</strong>&nbsp;You will provide coordination and transition supports for Autistic children, young people and adults on NDIS plans throughout NSW and Victoria. The role actively supports participants, families and/or carers to identify and coordinate Individual Funding Packages under the NDIS to meet their goals, individual circumstances and level of complexity. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to view the Position Profile.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Key responsibilities include:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Research, coordinate and manage a range of supports to suit individual needs across multiple providers</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure effective coordination of service delivery and develop effective linkages for the achievement of each participant’s NDIS goals</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Advocate for participants in all interactions of service coordination</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Empower participants to exercise choice and control to access a range of formal and informal mainstream and community based supports by identifying opportunities for innovative service delivery</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Skills, experience and qualifications:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences, health or other relevant professional field or a diploma in Disability Services studies</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Two years of experience working as a support coordinator or similar</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated experience in interpreting and implementing NDIS plans</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience working with people living with a disability who may require additional support with their communication or cultural needs</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">An understanding of the NDIA, the Disability Services Act and standards and Child Protection Legislation</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Thorough understanding of the issues facing people on the autism spectrum within the Australian context</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Well developed problem solving skills and ability to respond in crisis situations</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Networking skills to grow knowledge of the local service environment including funded and non-funded services</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proficient computer and administration skills</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Driver’s licence valid in Australia</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance for paid employment</span></li> <li style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Current NSW Working with Children Check for paid employment</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is also required.&nbsp;<a href="">If you have not already completed the module, click here to access it.</a>&nbsp;You may also be required to provide international police clearance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we offer:&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Training and personal development opportunities</li> <li>Career pathways</li> <li>Discounted Fitness Passport membership options</li> <li>Perkbox App that offers access to a wide range of discounts on everyday retail, household and lifestyle purchases</li> <li>Employee Assistance Program</li> <li>Employee Referral Incentive</li> <li><strong>Tax-effective salary packaging&nbsp;</strong>opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay</li> <li>Rates from&nbsp;<strong>$36.00 per hour </strong>+ superannuation<strong>, depending on qualifications&nbsp;</strong>(SCHADS Level 3.1)</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including<strong> $15,899 each year tax free</strong>. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay. This role is covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS) and is starts from Level 3.1 - $36.00 per hour + superannuation depending on qualifications and experience.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We focus on providing a positive work and learning environment for staff.&nbsp;<a href="">Click here for a&nbsp;summary&nbsp;of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>To Apply: </strong>Please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire; a cover letter is optional.&nbsp;There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be contacted.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enquiries should be directed to:</strong> Ben James, Manager- Support Coordination, 0424 154 425.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>For more information about Aspect go to:</strong> <a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff;"></span></a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em>Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.</em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em>Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.</em></strong></span></p> </div> <div id="apply-now-button">Apply Now</div> </div>
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