About the Role
Summary of program and its objectives:
The Brotherhood of St Laurence drives changes that promotes compassionate and fair society where everyone has a sense of belonging. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), administering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out is partnering with the Brotherhood to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in the North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland and Bayside Peninsula areas.
LAC is pivotal in the NDIS, providing planning coordination and capacity building support for people with disability to maximise their choice and control over the services they receive to live an ordinary life.
A key function of Local Area Coordination is the investment of resources into the creation of more welcoming and inclusive communities for people with disability. Community engagement at the Brotherhood is a collaborative, interdisciplinary process that involves teams from different program areas and utilising research and working together to achieve shared organisational objectives.
Main responsibilities of the role:
The Community Engagement Lead is a pivotal role, engaging with people with disability, local communities, local governments, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the National Disability Insurance Agency to drive this ambition in a defined area.
Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, the Community Engagement Lead will:
• work to understand and map local issues and priorities
• use local knowledge to inform the development of an annual Community Capacity Building plan for the area
• build relationships with local councils and organisations
• train, up-skill and work with Local Area Coordinators and Linkage Coordinators to implement community capacity building plans
• work alongside council to bring effect to the joint statements of intent.
This position will be responsible for a designated area of LAC provision, being one of:
• North East Melbourne Area
• Hume Moreland Area
• Bayside Peninsula Area x 2
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
• relevant qualifications in community development, social work or other qualifications in line with the responsibilities of the position
• demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
• professional experience in community development
• experience with highly accountable processes that are subject to external review
• well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
• proven ability to work as part of a team
• well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
• demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
• proven ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
• understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.
• experience in customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community.
This is a part-time position working between 22.8 – 32.4 hours per week. Salary will be in the range of $69,849.52 to $74,747.92 per annum (pro rata), based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.
A copy of the position description can be downloaded at https://www.bsl.org.au/about/careers/jobs/ . For further information about the role phone Chris Price on 0400 505 393.
About the Organisation
At the Brotherhood of St Laurence, we are defined by the people that make up our organisation. With 600 employees and 900 volunteers across more than 50 sites, together we strive to help people experiencing disadvantage through research and policy and services and advocacy.
As well as providing services and programs for families and elderly on low incomes, refugees, young people and the unemployed, we research the causes and effects of poverty and advocate national and local policy solutions for people who are disadvantaged.
The Brotherhood is currently focusing its work on strategies to alleviate and prevent poverty for those people most at risk at the four transition stages considered critical to their future well-being: the early years, the years from school to work, periods in and out of work and retirement and ageing.
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Phone : 0400505393
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Applications close: Sunday 27 May 2018 5pm
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.
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