Local Area Coordinators
All Aspects Recruitment & HR Services
Government / Municipal
Less Than 3 Years
LOCAL AREA COORDINATOR
ALL ASPECTS RECRUITMENT & HR SERVICES ARE RECRUITING – DARWIN
- Darwin based
- Government Opportunity
- Long term employment opportunity with possible extension
- APPLY NOW and start immediately
As a Local Area Coordinator you will work closely with participants and their families to identify what current and future supports are required to make progress with a person’s goals and aspirations and enable a good life with Disabilities. Handle complex and sensitive conversations and consider many factors that need to be balanced in order to understand how disability impacts on daily living. A Coordinator understands the support needs and identifies when the individual would benefit from early intervention. As a Coordinator you will work with participants and their families to build capacity to exercise choice and control and support them to achieve their goals by building new community networks and accessing support and services in their community.
The Coordinators engage with local organisations and communities, including mainstream agencies to build awareness and improve opportunities for people with disability to access and actively participate in community activities. Frequent travel will be required via 4WD or Light Aircraft.
As a Local Area Coordinator you will be responsible for the following:
- Building relationships with participants through:
- Working with the participant and/or their representative identify practical options for supports drawing on informal, mainstream and community supports, and reasonable and necessary supports that are to be funded by the Department
- Understanding support needs and risk assessments, interpreting sometimes complex information about functional and personal factors and context and how they impacts on daily life
- Where relevant, liaising with health and other support providers to gather and verify relevant information to facilitate plan development
- Development of outcome based plans for participants reflecting participant choice and control within reasonable and necessary framework
- Liaising with the participant, support services and providers ensuring the plan is implemented to ensure the anticipated outcomes for the participant are fully realised
- Undertaking reviews of plans with participants
- Deliver and approve plans to meet targets
- Building participant capacity to maintain effective networks with individuals, families/carers and their communities to improve natural and community supports
- Maintain effective networks with individuals, families/carers and their communities to improve natural and community supports.
- Working with mainstream local organisations, the broader community and support providers by:
- Providing information to members of the community and in particular people with disability, about the Department, mainstream services and community supports to improve participation and inclusion;
- Building capacity to maintain effective networks with individuals, families/carers and their communities to improve natural and community supports;
- Gathering and verifying relevant information to facilitate plan development;
- Liaising with providers to ensure successful implementation of the plan;
- Promoting the collaborative role of the Department in improving participation and building inclusion.
Skills and Personal Attributes
Contemporary attitude to disability
- Positive contemporary attitudes to people with disability.
- Understanding and knowledge of disability and its impact on individuals.
- Experience with supporting people with a disability to maximise participation in community.
- Adaptable communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders.
- Able to engage in negotiation if dealing with external providers.
- Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for Department participants and the Scheme.
- Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
- Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
- Ability to synthesise and analyse information and make decisions.
- Judgment and decision making within delegated limits in relation to accountability of funds and interactions with individuals and communities.
- It is highly desirable that applicants have an understanding of or lived experience in disability.
- Experience in human services, allied health, disability will be highly regarded.
- Relevant qualifications in human services, allied health, disability is desirable.
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; and
- Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
- To hold an open (full) drivers licence in accordance with the regulations in the state or
Territory in which you currently reside.
Entry Level checks will be required for all successful candidates and dependent on the role the appropriate working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may need to be undertaken as per State Legislation.
People with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Further information can be obtain from Kerry 08 89817431