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Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney (Ashfield)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 18 Sep, 2020

About the role

  • Based in Ashfield
  • 3 Full Time position to June 2023
  • Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay & flexible working hours

Local Area Coordination Planners (LACs) are committed to improving the lives of people with disability and will work directly with participants to facilitate choice and control over the services they receive.

The LAC Planner will work with the participant (and where appropriate their family and other informal supports) to determine what reasonable and necessary funded supports and services will assist the participant to achieve their goals. They will gather the relevant information, build and develop Participant plans for NDIA approval. The LAC Planner will also work with participants to make changes to their plan through the plan review process which covers scheduled and unscheduled reviews.

The LAC Planner, with assistance from LAC ILC consultants, will support individuals, their families and carers to access mainstream and specialist services in order to meet Participant goals


  • Work with Participants to gather information required for their Plans.
  • Work closely with participants to identify current and future supports required in order to meet personal goals and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Provide service and community information to Participants to assist them in identify resources or services they require to achieve their goals
  • Providing relevant in-language information and advice on local services and the NDIS.
  • Linking people with Participant readiness activities including SSI LAC capacity building workshops.
  • Conduct planning conversations with participants to develop support plans.
  • Work with Participants to gather information required for their Plans. Work closely with participants to identify current and future supports required in order to meet personal goals and achieve desired outcomes.


To be successful int this role you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience working in the human services sector e.g. disability, child services, allied health, social work, community development
  • Extensive experience in supporting individuals to establish person centred support plans in a human services environment
  • Awareness and recognition of cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities
  • Relevant qualifications in the disability sector and/or lived experience or awareness of the impact of existing or acquired disability upon individuals, families, carers and the community

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.


What we offer:

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

Our workplace reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and abilities of our employees.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection ver y seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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




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