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Organisation : Amaze

Location : Victoria (Carlton )

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 26 Jan, 2018

About the Role

NDIS Autism Information Advisor

Enthusiastic and Professional Team
Challenging and Rewarding role
Not for Profit in Carlton Victoria
Initial Term until June 2018
0.8 FTE (Flexible hours/days)

Amaze is recruiting for an NDIS Autism Information Advisor. The Autism Information Advisor Team process applications to give children with Autism access to the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package as well as staff the Amaze Information Support Line.

The Role
The NDIS Autism Information Advisor assists people on the autism spectrum, their families and supporters to access information, resources and provide referrals in relation to autism.

The NDIS Autism Information Advisor is a member of the Autism Information Team that has responsibility for the creation and maintenance of information resources at Amaze.

The role is also responsible for assisting Victorian families to access general information and referrals through the Autism Information Support Line via telephone and email, creating records, sending confirmed HCWA application packs to through the final consultations regarding the HCWA funding and available services in the community.

Key Responsibilities
• Respond to incoming requests from people on the spectrum, families/carers and professionals via the Amaze Autism Information telephone Line, web/email, IM and post enquiries and in person
• Provide access to evidence-based information, resources, and referral options for people accessing the Information and Referral Service
• Assist in the development of high-quality, evidence-based autism resources in line with team and organisational priorities
• Facilitate the development and rollout of autism specific materials including NDIS information, general collateral (Amaze/NDIS), reference materials, training documents and correspondence
The Amaze office is located in Carlton, Victoria.

Key Selection Criteria

• Relevant tertiary qualifications are desirable, but other experiences will be recognised

• Comprehensive understanding of the disability sector and awareness of available services in Victoria is desirable
• Knowledge of Autism and the National Disability Insurance Scheme is desirable

• Experience in providing solution focused information and referrals to a wide range of stakeholders
• Demonstrated experience in use of technology and databases (experience with Salesforce an advantage)
• Experience in a Not-For-Profit environment would be highly regarded

Desirable Attributes

• Well-developed, current knowledge and understanding of autism
• Operational understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
• A commitment to working with people with disability and supporting them to make their own choices and help them achieve their goals
• Understanding and respect evidence-based strategies
• Ability and experience in producing various collateral for a variety of audiences

• National Police Check is required
• Current Victorian driver’s license is desirable

Applications will not be considered unless you have addressed the Key Selection Criteria.
Applications close at COB Friday 26 January.

For further information please contact Grahame Lamond, Autism Information Adviser’s Supervisor (Grahame.Lamond@amaze.org.au) or 03 9657 1652

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Amaze
Amaze Social Impact, Purpose and Strategic Directions

Our Social Impact: Amaze aims for a society that i) respects the dignity of every person on the autism spectrum and ii) offers each of them opportunities for meaningful participation and to make a valued contribution.

Our Purpose: We build awareness and understanding of autism. We develop community capacity by working with others to help them value and support people on the autism spectrum and their families.

Outcomes to be achieved by 2040: 1) Community awareness and understanding of autism in Victoria increases over time; 2) Attitudes and behaviours towards people on the autism spectrum by the Victorian community (government, private and social sectors) improves over time; 3) Opportunities for meaningful participation and a valued contribution increase for people on the autism spectrum.

Strategic Activities:
Build awareness and increase understanding of autism through media activity to promote facts and dispel myths, World Autism Awareness Day, provision of information and resources.

Advocate for positive change through quality, evidence based advice to governments and other organisations on critical issues for autistic people including early identification and assessment, NDIS, education, employment, mental health, women & girls.

Community engagement and capacity building through consultation with the autism community, improving knowledge, skills and capability of individuals and private, public and social organisations.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : NDIS Autism Information Advisor

For details concerning this role, please contact

Grahame Lamond

Phone : 03 9657 1652

Email : grahame.lamond@amaze.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: NDIS Autism Information Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.


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