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Capacity Development Coordinator - Individual Living Options

20-hours week, fixed term contract- June 2024

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 February

Do you hold a strong belief in the importance of the genuine inclusion of people with disability?

Are you wanting to be a part of creating positive grassroots change? Then this exciting opportunity is for you!

This fantastic opportunity will enable you to work directly alongside people with disability and families to increase expectations, build knowledge and capacity that enables people to live in a home of their own.

What we offer:

  • Flexible, supportive and values-based workplace
  • Lots of development opportunities
  • A sense of contributing to something meaningful
  • Hybrid arrangement: one day at the office, two days from home.

The role

Many people with disability continue to have limited options for living arrangements with traditional models, such as group homes, still seen as the main model when supporting someone with disability as they move out of their family home.

More optimum models for supporting a person with disability in their own home are available and provide much greater flexibility and opportunities for deeper connections with the local community. The project you will be working on highlights modules such as co-residency, host arrangements, living with flatmates or living alone. This role provides an exciting opportunity to support people with disability to create more personalised and meaningful home arrangements with the support of their families.

This project is part of a consortium project, working closely with five other organisations across Australia.

What you will be doing

  • Develop the capacity of people with disability and their families to seek contemporary and personalised living arrangements.
  • Assist in building and managing relationships with stakeholders, whilst expanding the reach of the organisation across the state.
  • Support a social media strategy that promotes individualised living arrangements for people with disability.
  • Provide guidance and support over the phone, virtually and face to face regarding steps required to attain an individualised living arrangement.
  • Develop content, coordinate and deliver webinars and workshop across NSW.
  • Undertake resource development that promotes authentic individualised living arrangements.
  • Work within a consortium to deliver the project.

Essential Criteria

(applications must include a separate document addressing selection criteria)

  • Commitment to the full inclusion of people with disability.
  • Knowledge of contemporary and innovative practices that support people with disability to live in a home of their own.
  • Experience with the workings of the NDIS and funding streams related to individualised living
  • Experience in content development, coordination, promotions and delivering of webinars and workshops.
  • Demonstrated capability of working with people with disability and families.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of software applications.
  • Capacity to travel around NSW and interstate
  • Capacity to occasionally work weekends and evenings.

Desirable Criteria

  • Lived experience of disability
  • Experience with the self-direction of funding
  • Understanding of Social Role Valorisation

Based: Hybrid: One day at our Hornsby office, two days from home         

Hours: 20 hours per week                           

Commencement: Immediately

Terms of Employment:  Fixed Term Contract to June 2024

Salary: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Industry Award 2010, Level 4- 5 (depending on experience) with salary packaging available on request.

CLOSING DATE – Wednesday 1st of February 2023

To apply: 

Download the Position Description, for a more detailed description of the role.

Email your complete applications to recruitment@family-advocacy.com under the subject line: ‘Capacity Development Coordinator-Individualised Living Options Application’. Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Letter addressing the full Selection Criteria
  • Your full resume, including two work related referees

For more information, please email recruitment@family-advocacy.com or call the office on 02 9869 0866.

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Family Advocacy is committed to ensuring the best employees are recruited into the organisation. This will be conducted through a fair, open, merit-based recruitment underpinned by an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principle. 

Applicants can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process by getting in touch with the contact person.

Communication will be provided to all applicants regarding the outcome of their application.