About the Role
Reporting to the Information and Connections Coordinator, the Support Coordination Capacity Building Project Officer is responsible for piloting the Summer Foundation Support Coordination Flagship Program. The Program’s goal is to help create a high quality support coordination workforce, so that all young people in aged care, or at risk of aged care entry have access to a high quality support coordinator.
This six to twelve month project role is part-time, working 15.0-22.5 hours per week. The role will be based at our Box Hill office.
People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.
About the Organisation
Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to change human service policy and practice related to young people in nursing homes. The Summer Foundation utilises a range of strategies to influence health, housing, aged care and disability service policy and practice related to this target group.
The Summer Foundation’s five key strategies to preventing young people being forced to live in nursing homes are:
Research – Data collection and analysis to provide an evidence base for problem solving
Storytelling – Support people with lived experience to share their journeys and perspectives
Prototypes – Designing, testing and evaluating new solutions
Capacity Building – Share information and best practice with stakeholders
Policy Influence – Shape thinking and change decisions of governments
What policy change do we want?
There are four key areas that must be addressed to resolve the issue of young people in nursing homes in Australia.
1. Those in RAC or at risk of RAC entry have NDIS plans which support and reflect their goals
2. Significantly increase the volume and range of high quality, accessible and affordable housing
3. Health, disability and other systems communicating and collaborating to support discharge to community living
4. Define the challenges and explore solutions to barriers that limit access to primary and community health services
Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact
Phone : 03 9894 7006
All applications should include a resume and cover letter that addresses the Essential Criteria in the Position Description.
Applications should be addressed to Jessica Simms, Executive Assistant to CFO, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close 11pm Sunday 28 October 2018.
Please quote in application: Support Coordination Capacity Building Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.