NDIS Advocate

Part time

31/05/2022

Mildura, VIC

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We are seeking someone to undertake the role of NDIS Advocate in our Mildura Office.  This is an exciting opportunity to support local people living with a disability and their families.

Remuneration commencing at SCHADS Awards Level Four plus salary packaging (as per PBI status).

Training will be provided along with a detailed induction.

The ideal candidates for this position will have:

  • A relevant degree or qualification and/or previous experience working in a similar role, preferably within the Disability sector;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Well-developed resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Dedication to their job and their team; and
  • Good presentation and a professional attitude.

The NDIS Advocate will be responsible for:

  • Explaining key aspects of the NDIS and its potential impact on people living with a disability and their families.
  • Providing participants with updates regarding the NDIS.
  • Familiarising participants, their families and carers with the planning process associated with accessing funds under the NDIS and assisting with pre-planning.
  • Assisting potential participants and their families and carers with eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Developing practical transition pathways for NDIS eligible participants and alternatives for those who are ineligible.
  • Networking with relevant stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Monitor and analyse the available and emerging information about the NDIS rollout and identify local issues and opportunities for a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • In accordance with agreed priorities, liaise with and advocate for participants with a disability and their carers.
  • Promote the project to relevant stakeholders and facilitate stakeholder engagement in the project

To be considered for this role, you must address the selection criteria contained within the Position Description.

Applicants will need to download a Position Description and submit their application including the documents listed below to recruit@lifely.org.au:

  • A letter of application addressing the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description (located below)
  • An up-to-date resume including details of three professional referees
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship or Eligibility to Work Visa

Position Description

NDIS Advocate Position Description

Please contact Human Resources on (03) 5441 1599 or recruit@lifely.org.au.

* Appointment is conditional upon clear NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance, valid Australian driver’s licence, current Working with Children Check, COVID-19 Vaccination (including 1st booster) and reference checks.