Support Coordinator (Central Coast-Newcastle) - Deaf Connect

About the Role

  • Full Time (38 hours per week)
  • Central Coast or Newcastle (including work/travel to other locations as required)

Our Support Coordination Team provides support for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals with NDIS plans to engage with supports and services to enable them to live independently, manage their daily activities and maximise inclusion in community and social activities. Our team works with each individual to discover their own goals and aspirations and work with them to develop skills in managing their own NDIS plans and funding, in a compassionate and caring way.

The Role

This role will require you to support our customers implement their NDIS plans and to enhance their abilities to self-direct their own supports and community participation. As a Support Coordinator you will be required to research, provide information about various supports and services available with the view to promoting the individual’s own personal goals and needs.  This will include monitoring of their plan outcomes, expenditure, prepare for plan reviews and to maintain clear and accurate record keeping of information, time and billing.

Fluency in Auslan and ability to communicate with staff and participants in Auslan will be highly regarded.

About You

Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will need:

Essential

  • Passionate about provision of high quality person centred supports for our Deaf and hard of hearing individuals
  • Knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Strong sense of initiative and time management skills
  • Lived experience of disability (your own or someone else’s)
  • Knowledge of the Deaf community
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Knowledge of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) and NDIS Code of Conduct
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car
  • Fluency in Auslan

Desirable

  • Relevant qualification such as a minimum of Cert IV in Disability Services
  • Experience in Support Coordination, disability service and business management
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to engage with participants, their families and service providers
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people

Benefits

As a not-for-profit, Deaf Connect offers a range of benefits including salary packaging, reduced taxable income and membership to our staff benefits program.

About Us

Deaf Connect is the new name for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society, Australia’s largest whole of life support service for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians.

Every one of us is unique. Whether we are born deaf or hard of hearing; whether we sign, speak, lipread or use a cochlear implant, we are all connected by our culture and community.

We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current resume via SEEK.

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For further information please email hr@deafconnect.org.au 

Applications close when the position has been filled

Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer.