About the role
We are looking for a highly skilled, energetic, passionate professional to join a growing team at an exciting time, with the potential for its work to become a major social enterprise.
This is a fantastic opportunity to share your NDIS knowledge, provide mentoring, and use your creative problem-solving skills to support and build the capacity of key professionals who work alongside people with disabilities who are stuck in hospital and require suitable interim and/or long-term housing.
Working with hospital professionals and support coordinators to articulate a person’s housing needs and preferences, you will demonstrate how to carry out an innovative and rigorous housing search to enable people with disability who are stuck in hospital to discharge to a suitable home.
You will present suitable housing options back to the professionals so that the person with a disability with their close others and/or guardian can choose which housing option best aligns with their needs and preferences.
Your work will also contribute to the development of a national repository of resources for supporting people with disabilities and complex needs.
In return you will receive ongoing support and mentoring from a passionate and experienced team with expertise in NDIS, housing and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) – and the incredible rewards that come from the knowledge that your work is truly making a difference to people’s lives.
You have solid, well-rounded experience working with people with disability and complex needs, particularly people in hospital, disability housing, residential aged care, or at risk of being forced to live inappropriately in aged care. You have a working knowledge of NDIS, its framework, structure, and practice.
You are committed to providing services that honour people with disability rights, choice, control, and inclusion, particularly any experience related to housing and support. Your strong multiple stakeholder management, mentoring and presentation skills will ensure your success in facilitating complex discussions to reach an outcome.
You have an undergraduate allied health degree or extensive relevant experience working in disability, health, housing or social services sector, together with evidence of eligibility for relevant professional membership.
What else you need
- A current motor vehicle licence or equivalent capacity to travel as required
- Hold, or be willing to undertake and pass, a National Police History Check and Working With Children Check
- Fixed term contract for 12 months
- Flexible location
For further information about working with Summer Foundation and to view the position description please visit the Job Opportunities section of our website via https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/get-involved/job-opportunities/. The position description as also available when you are redirected to our recruitment system.
About the organisation
At the Summer Foundation, you get to make a difference. We are passionate about resolving the issue of young people living in aged care. This is something we believe is highly achievable.
Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to change human services policy and practice related to young people living in aged care.
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.
Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to purposefully and professionally incorporate your experience and expertise into your work. We have a shared clarity and commitment to purpose, and we strive to always deliver work of the highest standard.
If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, work with passionate people, have access to salary packaging, and have real opportunities for professional development, we encourage you to join our team.
People with lived experience of disability are central to what we do, and we encourage and welcome you to apply.
How to apply
Please apply in full on our website: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/i-want-to-get-involved/job-opportunities/
Key Selection Criteria / Questions to be answered during application process:
- Describe a situation where you have used a mentoring approach to teach a new concept or skill.
- Describe a time where you have used innovation to solve a problem.
- Our work promotes participant choice and control, and a rights-based approach to housing. Please explain your understanding of this.
Please quote in application: Housing Brokerage Services Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.
Sector: #Aged_Care_and_Seniors, #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services