NDIS Advocate - Part Time

Part time

Bendigo, VIC

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We seek someone to undertake the role of NDIS Advocate (0.6EFT) based in the Bendigo office, servicing the Mildura Region with regular travel required to the Mildura Office. This is an exciting opportunity to support local people living with a disability and their families.

Remuneration commences 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.

 

If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you!

 

How to Apply:

Please include:

  • Job Ad Number: ADV1
  • Application letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the position description: NDIS Advocate Position Description
  • Resume
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship or Work Visa (e.g., birth certificate, passport, visa, etc.)

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

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For further information please contact Human Resources on (03) 5441 1599 or recruit@lifely.org.au.

 

Lifely is an equal opportunity employer, a Child Safe organization and upholds zero tolerance to abuse and neglect. We promote the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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