People who work as Local Coordinators have the opportunity to take a lead role in the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it is rolled out across WA from 1 July 2017. Local Coordinators work within local communities to support people with disability to have choice and control in their lives and achieve their personal goals.
Your role as a Local Coordinator depends on your ability to develop strong relationships with a diverse range of people. You also need to have strong networks in your local community and use these to identity appropriate support and service options for the people you work with.
About the role
As a Local Coordinator, you will provide ongoing support to people with disability, their families and carers, to help them access information, plan for their current and future disability-related needs, participate in their community and navigate the disability support system.
Disability Services' Local Coordination service promotes choice and control in the hands of people with disability, families and carers. Local Coordinators use a self-directed supports and services approach to support people with planning, access to flexible, local community-based supports and services and, where required, seamless funding. Working in partnership with the non-government sector, Local Coordination fosters local, decentralised decision-making and supports people to make community connections.
In your work as a Local Coordinator, you will use a person-centred approach and a wide range of personal skills and professional experiences. You will use your excellent interpersonal skills, your analytical thinking skills to creatively solve problems, your positive approach to life, and your ability to work with people with disability to develop individual plans for their future. The plans aim to develop people’s skills, independence and their self-determination. You will play a key role in linking people with services and supporting them to build networks and connections in their local communities.
You will be able to clearly articulate and apply Commission policies and NDIS principles in your work with people with disability. You will have the ability to work to deadlines within a context of shifting priorities and the capacity to work both autonomously and as an integral member of the local team.
You will be rewarded by the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the lives of West Australians with disability, and their families and carers.
How to apply
As the NDIS is progressively rolled-out, opportunities for Local Coordinators will become available at different locations across Western Australia.
These vacancies will be advertised on both our current vacancies page and Jobs WA.
People with disability and people from Aboriginal and other diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
If you believe you have the skills, passion and experience required for this role, and are keen to be part of the NDIS in WA, we are keen to hear from you.