NDIS Support Coordination - Job Vacancy
NDIS Specialist / Support Coordinator
Connected Self is an inclusive community of passionate practitioners who are driven to have a positive impact on others and, as our name suggests, we are about making connections. We believe that by supporting people and organisations to create connections to themselves (who they are), their family, community and customers, their environment, and aspirations, they can achieve higher levels of wellbeing, personal fulfilment, and productivity.
We assist many individuals, families, and organisations to achieve their goals. We do this by recruiting qualified, talented, inspirational, and committed people and supporting them to work with you to identify the outcomes you want to achieve. Our people then employ evidence based and innovative approaches to help you achieve these outcomes in a sustainable way.
The Support Coordination Team at Connected Self is funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which is a federal government funded scheme for people living with a disability, their families, and carers. Our professional, qualified, and experienced team provide Coordination of Supports (level 2) and Specialist Support Coordination (level 3) for children, young people, and adults primarily with a diagnosis of ASD, intellectual & psycho-social disabilities.
Connected Self Specialist /Support Coordinators are specialised in working with young people and children with high and complex needs, working closely with statutory mainstream services including the Department for Child Protection, Exceptional Needs Unit and Youth Justice.
The NDIS Specialist/ Support Coordinator will be responsible for establishing a positive collaborative relationship with the NDIS participant, and their support network, and assist the person to identify, link with and coordinate informal, community, mainstream, and formal supports. You will help participants build their capacity by assisting them to understand their NDIS plan, build skills, overcome barriers, and achieve their stated goals.
The NDIS Specialist/ Support Coordinator will need to have a strong understanding of the NDIS and experience in the role of an NDIS Support Coordinator or similar. The role involves both outreach and office-based administrative duties, including report writing. Strong networking skills and an ability to build rapport with a wide range of people will be vital to the success of this role.
There are more than one role available on a part and full-time basis (minimum 0.6FTE), to be negotiated.
- Engaging with participants and collaboratively implement NDIS plans.
- Build collaborative relationships with participants, families, stakeholders, and service providers.
- Strengthen and enhance participant’s abilities to self-direct their own supports.
- Maintain case notes, produce progress reports and other written materials as required.
- Review participants budgets and reporting.
- Management of multiple/complex barriers and access appropriate supports with multiple stakeholders.
- Work as part of a skilled team of Support Coordinators as well as autonomously in the community.
- Experience working in a NDIS Support Coordination role or similar.
- Minimum Certificate IV in Disability, Individual Support or similar.
- Bachelor of Psychology, Social Work, Developmental Education, Allied Health or similar (desired).
- Strong understanding of the NDIS and support planning.
- Experience supporting people with disabilities as well as working with people from diverse backgrounds, values systems, and cultural beliefs.
- High level interpersonal communication skills (listening, verbal, written) as well as proficient in Microsoft Office.
- High level organisational skills including time and budget management.
- Good knowledge of local services providers, both mainstream and formal NDIS supports.
- Must hold and maintain a current and valid unrestricted South Australian Driver’s license and have a well-maintained, insured vehicle.
- Must hold a current NDIS Worker Screening Check & DHS child-related employment check.
- Must have full COVID vaccination, or have a booking, as mandated by the South Australian Government.
OUR CULTURE AND BENEFITS:
A career pathway at Connected Self provides the opportunity to be part of an authentic, dedicated, inclusive and diverse community of people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Our community and culture are guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, and authenticity. A career with Connected Self can offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for life learning and the chance to make a difference to yourself personally and those who you deliver services to.
Some of the many benefits include:
- Flexible working hours and working from home options.
- Supportive and collaborative supervision.
- Professional development opportunities as part of a broader multi-disciplinary community.
- Focus on supporting you to achieve and sustain positive wellbeing.
- Positive and supportive community work culture.
The SCHADS Level will be determined based on the qualifications, skills, and experience that you bring to the role.
For further information please check out our website: https://connectedself.com.au/ndis-support-coordination/ or email Lynda at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: NDIS Specialist / Support Coordinator enquiry.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Applications close Monday 24th of July