Support Coordinator Vacancy
Flourish Australia has a rewarding career development opportunity for a Support Coordinator in the Nepean region The position available is closed-term part-time until 30 June 2020 and is classified as Level 4 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018). The successful candidate will be working 50 hours per fortnight Monday - Friday with the potential to move into full-time hours (76 hours per fortnight). About the Opportunity Support Coordination includes a variety of activities that supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities, giving people more choice and control over how, when and where those supports are provided.
The Support Coordinator will be responsible for establishing a positive collaborative relationship with the person and their support network and will assist the person to identify, link with, and coordinate supports in their local communities, to build skills, overcome barriers and achieve goals. The Support Coordinator will have the responsibility to ensure the implementation of the person's plans and the achievement of their goals. The position is also required to ensure that people who have expressed an interest in accessing the NDIS and/or receiving support from Flourish Australia are engaged and supported to access suitable services.
Selection Criteria Essential: To be successful in this role you will have a strong understanding of the NDIS and relevant supports available in the regional network, be proficient with technology and have a workable knowledge of databases. You also need to be able to effectively utilise NDIS packages while also obtaining knowledge of all Flourish Australia programs. You should also bring strong time management and organisational skills and proven capacity to prioritise work commitments.
In addition you will possess: A diploma or degree in the behavioural sciences or a health-related discipline. Demonstrated strong time management skills including prioritisation of competing tasks and an ability to work innovatively to solve complex issues. Demonstrate understanding of the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issu and how providing a recovery oriented service is of benefit to people.
Understanding of public sector and community based service systems relevant to people with a lived experience of a mental health issue and psychosocial disability and demonstrated experience navigating such systems and using influence to achieve positive results. Demonstrated experience in the provision of support and coordination for people with a lived experience of a mental health issue. Demonstrated strong communication, advocacy and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, facilitate outcomes and prepare correspondence & reports in clear and concise language.
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