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MND Advisor and Support Coordinator

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Organisation : Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria

Location : Victoria (Hume)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : 80,000 to 90,000

Application Closing Date : 3 Mar, 2019

About the Role

  • MND Advisor and Support Coordinator
  • Based in the Hume Region, Victoria
  • Full time preferred but .8FTE considered 

Are you:

  • Committed to deliver the best possible support and advocacy for people living with disability?
  • Keen to use your broad knowledge and experience of the disability and aged care sectors?
  • Looking for a challenge?

MND Victoria provides information, advice and support services for people living with motor neurone disease (MND) in Victoria. We have a team of 11 MND Advisors who work with people across the state and are looking for a new team member to cover the Hume region of Victoria. We will set up an office near the location of where the successful applicant lives, ideally in Wangaratta, Benalla or Shepparton – but don’t let your location put you off applying as we are seeking the most appropriate person wherever they live in the region!

We are seeking an experienced health professional to work with people with MND to:

  • provide advice and support to people living with MND, families, carers and colleagues
  • provide support coordination for NDIS participants
  • plan, refer and negotiate services with people living with MND
  • represent the needs of people with MND with NDIA, Disability Services, My Aged Care, service providers and funded agencies

This is a full time position, but we will consider applicants who can work .8FTE.  Work motor vehicle and salary packaging available.

For inquiries and a position description contact Jo Whitehouse jwhitehouse@mnd.asn.au or by ph on 0402 183 140.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria to Jo Whitehouse via email by 9am Monday 4 March 2019.  Interviews are planned for Tues 12 March 2019.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria

MND Victoria is dedicated to providing the best possible support for people living with motor neurone disease (MND).  ‘People living with MND’ includes people who have been diagnosed, families, carers, former carers, friends, workmates, service providers and any other person whose life is, or has been, affected by MND.

MND Victoria was formed in 1981 by a group of volunteers with the strong involvement of people with MND, their families, health professional and other concerned people to address the absence of a coordinated response to MND.  It is a state-wide not-for-profit organisation, predominately self- funded situated in Canterbury in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  Membership of MND Victoria is free to people with motor neurone disease; a small annual fee is applicable to other interested people.  There are currently  28 staff and approximately 130 committed volunteers.

Services and supports to people living with MND or some other unrepresented neurological diseases, that cause disability, are delivered at no cost to the client.  They are coordinated and provided through MND Victoria Support Services.

MND Victoria’s work is supported by an extensive network of volunteers that underpin all organisational activities.  Volunteers are a vital part of MND Victoria and work across most program areas.

POSITION CONTEXT

The focus of all Support Services activities is to support people living with MND in their own community or residence of choice; to ensure that the generic service systems of health, disability and aged care are able to meet the needs of people living with MND; that no person with MND has a high level of unmet needs.  Support Services aims to act as an interface between people living with MND, the service system and service providers.

The three key Support Services are:

1        MND Advisor – Coordination of Support

Support to people living with MND and their associates is provided through a counselling, support, assessment, referral and monitoring service delivered by MND Advisors.

2        Information and Research

MND Victoria operates an information service that researches, collects and disseminates information about motor neurone disease and the care and support of those who have motor neurone disease.  A range of groups facilitated by staff and/or volunteers are provided to support people living with MND.  MND Victoria also provides training and information for the general public and health professionals

3. Equipment

MND Victoria has developed an extensive range of aids and mobility equipment, available to people living with MND.  This service enhances the quality of life and is provided at no cost to the person living with MND.

POSITION PURPOSE

The MND Advisor/Support Coordinator is responsible for providing person centred, responsive and timely advice and support that includes:

  • assessing the care needs of people living with MND,
  • planning to address current and future care needs,
  • pre-planning for participation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS),
  • Coordination of Support for NDIS participants with MND,
  • accessing My Aged Care,
  • making appropriate referrals,
  • assisting with negotiation of the service system,
  • acting as an interface with health professionals and service providers.

The MND Advisor develops expert knowledge of the supports and services available within their region and creates a network of contacts within those services.

 

Additionally the MND Advisor provides on-going advice and support to families, health professionals and community service providers as required

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Jo Whitehouse

Phone : 0402193140

Email : jwhitehouse@mnd.asn.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: MND Advisor and Support Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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