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Support Coordinator

Job No: Nextt94287
Location: Geelong

Nextt Geelong - Disability and Mental Health Support Coordinator

 

About Us....

Nextt is a dynamic, national organisation that provides community based supports to NDIS participants across Australia. We have been offering disability supports in Geelong since NDIS began operating and we have grown and gathered expertise in this time, earning a reputation for providing exceptional service in the field of autism, cognitive disabilities and mental health.

We are committed to delivering consistently high quality services, with respect and focus on a participant's preferences.

 

About the job....

A full-time opportunity exists for a qualified and experienced Support Coordinator in Geelong. Working with people participating in the NDIS, you will source the supports and services to enable them to reach their goals of gaining greater independence and capacity to engage in all areas of their lives. You will:

  • Research, coordinate and manage a range of varied levels of supports across multiple providers, to suit participant's needs

  • Connect participants with their communities and encourage involvement in both mainstream and community options

  • Actively develop, implement, monitor and review participant's NDIS plans and report on progress and outcomes

  • Work collaboratively with external stakeholders and providers to ensure productive community and inter-agency relations

  • Use a strength-based and person-centered approach to build skills capacity of participants, ensuring their goals & choices drive the process of engaging supports

 

About you....

We look for people who have a sincere passion for social inclusion and supporting people gain access to all aspects of their local community. If you share our passion and values and are Principled, Committed, Responsive and Creative then this may be the role you have been looking for.

 

Are you the kind of person who....

  • Lives the principles of person-centered approach & understands that participant choice & control in all aspects of their lives is the primary consideration when offering supports to assist them in meeting their goals

  • Understands the importance of maintaining professional boundaries & confidentiality, can balance dignity of risk with duty of care & is committed to workplace safety & self care

  • Enjoys working collaboratively and sharing ideas to achieve the best results

  • Builds rapport with people from all walks of life and is a great communicator

  • Thinks outside the square for creative solutions to complex problems

  • Can confidently manage priorities & the varied support needs of NDIS participants

  • Has either professional or lived experience with people with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities, acquired brain injuries or complex mental health needs

 

Essentials....

  • Relevant degree or qualification with 3 or more years experience in the disability/mental health/community services sector

  • Knowledge & experience of NDIS funded plans with prior experience in a support coordination role or similar

  • Pre-existing knowledge, connections & networks of local social & community services available to people with NDIS funding

  • Clear police, working with children & DWES checks plus a valid driver's licence & the right to work in Australia

 

Working with us....

  • Nextt is a national company with employment opportunities across all our offices

  • Nextt Geelong is a genuinely diverse, supportive workplace where your unique skills and professional contribution will be appreciated and valued

  • We value the lived experiences of our employees

  • Every day will be different! Our participants include children and adolescents making the transition to school or work,  older people needing assistance such as hydro therapy & housemates in supported independent living arrangements

  • Workplace diversity is highly valued at Nextt and we recognise a diverse workforce is beneficial for our employees and those who utilise our services

  • Our offices are based in a distinctive heritage building, conveniently located in Gheringhap St

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees at Nextt

 

Apply now....

If this sounds good to  you, please apply via this advertisement with a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviews may commence before the cut off date of the 18th of August 2019.

To find out more, please don't hesitate to call April Archbold-Regional Service Delivery Manager or Penny Griffin-People & Culture Business Partner on 5272 7700 for a confidential discussion.

 

 

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