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Local Area Coordinator

Organisation : Feros Care

Location : ACT Regional, Adelaide, Canberra, QLD Regional (North Adelaide, Canberra and Mackay)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Families, Health – General, Humanitarian, Indigenous, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 26 Oct, 2019

About the role

Feros Care is proud to partner with the NDIS to deliver Local Area Coordination services in your community.

We are shaking up industry and looking for likeminded go-getters to join us in our mission to help people live independent and bold lives!

What’s involved?

Feros Care Local Area Coordinators (LACs) play a central role in helping people with disability to live valued, quality and contributing lives by building relationships and connections within the community and to provide practical means to make this happen.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assist participants to develop a Plan which includes their goals, needs and wishes
  • Guide and assist participants to develop their options and build capacity to undertake self-management
  • Assist people deemed by NDIS as not eligible for Scheme, their families, and carers with information linkages and supports to utilise natural supports and connect with their community
  • Work in collaboration with a mobile workforce to advocate wellbeing and empowerment for people with disability
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and positive partnerships with external stakeholders in the wider community to build a more inclusive community to facilitate effective access and appropriate referral to a diverse range of service providers

Our ideal LAC would:

  • Be committed and passionate about enabling people to live their best lives
  • Be confident in communication and engagement
  • Love working in a tight-knit team but also know when it’s time to knuckle in and get the job done
  • Be adaptable and ready to embrace change at a moment’s notice
  • Sharing your infinite wisdom with your teammate’s sparks joy and excitement
  • Be a confident and everyday user of technology and the internet
  • Be ready to smash stereotypes around disability

The boxes you will tick:

  • A relevant qualification in disability, community services, child services, or lived experience of disability
  • Demonstrated experience and an in-depth understanding of person-centred strengths-based planning and review
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with and delivering high quality services to people with disability, their families, carers and local communities
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to build and strengthen capacity and inclusive community practices
  • Current clean unrestricted drivers licence
  • The availability to attend initial training and orientation in our head office on the Gold Coast or travel to another location for up to 4 weeks (associated costs for travel and accommodation covered by Feros Care)

Work Perks (the goodies!):

  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum)
  • Free access to health and fitness clubs
  • Technology kits including a laptop and smart phone
  • Keeping health and wellbeing at the top of mind, take advantage of our Employee Assistance Program
  • You’ll be backed by a training and development team committed to your continuous face-to-face and online learning
  • Truly fun, flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talk
  • A chance to be recognised and rewarded
  • We’re on the good side, supporting people to live vibrant, healthy, independent and connected lives
  • Plus, meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every day

Group Interviews will be conducted the week of the 7th October – Get excited! 

Variety is the spice of life – everyone is welcome, and everyone matters at Feros Care. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation, embracing all people, regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender, identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Feros Care acknowledges the traditional owners of this land, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People of this Country. We also pay respects to Elders past and present, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations.

Applications Close: Sunday, 6 October 2019

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Feros Care

How to apply for this role

To apply, please visit:

  • Adelaide: https://www.feroscare.com.au/careers/current-vacancies/7743387
  • ACT: https://www.feroscare.com.au/careers/current-vacancies/7743389
  • Mackay: https://www.feroscare.com.au/careers/current-vacancies/7743402

Please quote in application: Local Area Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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