Support Coordinator (NDIS)
This position specialises in supporting NDIS participants with psychosocial disability
Location: Primary office Cockburn, flexibility to work from home
Employment type: Permanent
Employment Category: Part-time or full-time (30.4 – 38 hours per week)
HelpingMinds is a highly regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults, and families affected by mental illness every year.
We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion, and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities and gives people more choice and control over how, when and where those supports are provided.
The Support Coordinator will be responsible for establishing a positive collaborative relationship with NDIS participants and their support network and assist them to identify, link with and coordinate support to link with local communities, build skills, overcome barriers and achieve goals. You will have the responsibility to ensure the implementation of person’s plans and the achievement of their goals.
You will need to have a strong understanding of the NDIS and will be required to support people who have the coordination of support in their plans to access support more effectively. The position also participates in peer-to-peer supervision, operational team meetings and regular meetings with social workers based onsite locations either virtually or onsite.
This position reports to the Operations Lead and is offered on a permanent basis. It is offered on a flexible basis working a minimum of 30.4 hours per week up to 38. The role will be primarily located at our Cockburn office with the flexibility to work from home.
Here’s a copy of the Position Description
To be considered for this role candidates will need to have the below essential qualifications and experience
Essential qualifications include:
- Tertiary qualification in relevant field of Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or other tertiary qualification in a relevant field of Allied Health, Developmental Education, Social or Health Science
- NDIS Worker Screening Clearance, NDIS Worker Module Training Certificate
- Working With Children Check, Current Driver’s License, Current First Aid Certificate
In line with HelpingMinds policy, WA Government Health Directions and Public Health Orders, the successful candidate will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 31 December 2021 and as such will need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 Vaccination status prior to commencement.
- Ability to effectively utilise NDIS packages by using their knowledge of the NDIS, the service system, being assertive, and ‘making things happen’;
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including advocacy and report writing skills;
- Demonstrated client centred approach with the ability to work in partnership with others to achieve best outcomes for the client;
- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function autonomously while working effectively toward team goals;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse range of people, including CALD, Indigenous and marginalised clients, adults and young people, family, carers, allied service providers and team members;
- Demonstrated capacity to engage with and empower people to achieve their identified goals within a structured individual recovery plan;
What we offer
In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and wellbeing and offer an employee wellness program.
- Base salary $66,220 – $67,367 (pro rata) per annum (depending on experience) + 10% superannuation
- Generous superannuation contributions starting at 11%, increasing to 12% once reaching one year of continuous service
- Generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum
- Professional development and support around training opportunities
- Great annual leave entitlements starting at 5 weeks per year (pro rata). Increasing to six weeks (pro rata) once reaching three years of continuous service
- Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health. Increasing to three days at three years of contusions service (pro rata)
- ICT Equipment Provided
- Mileage Reimbursed
- Access to EAP services
How to Apply
To apply for this position and take the next steps towards a rewarding career with HelpingMinds, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the Recruitment team on 08 9427 7100
** Closing date not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay**
Please note: given the high volume of candidate applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Trading as HelpingMinds Limited.
HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQIA+, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.