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Local Area Coordinator

Job Title: Local Area Coordinator
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Darwin
Industry:
Salary: 12-month contract (Northern Territory)
Start Date: 2020-02-20
Reference: JO-2002-538189
Contact Name: Taliya Pagnozzi
Contact Email: taliya.pagnozzi@talentinternational.com
Job Published: February 20, 2020 11:15

Job Description

  • $45.74 per hour
  • Northern Territory based role (12-month minimum) 
  • Experienced Disability workers
As a Local Area Coordinator you will work closely with participants and their families to identify what current and future supports are required to make progress with a person's goals and aspirations and enable a good life.

You will also handle complex and sensitive conversations and consider many factors that need to be balanced in order to understand how disability impacts on daily living. A Local Area Coordinator understands the support needs and identifies when the individual would benefit from early intervention.

As a Local Area Coordinator you will work with participants and their families to build capacity to exercise choice and control and support them to achieve their goals by building new community networks and accessing support and services in their community.

Local Area Coordinators engage with local organizations and communities, including mainstream agencies to build awareness and improve opportunities for people with disability to access and actively participate in community activities.

These roles require remote servicing work. This involves frequent travel to remote Indigenous communities over long distances in a 4WD vehicle and/or in small aircraft, including single engine aircraft at times.

Servicing is often conducted outside of a 'normal' office environment and requires walking within communities. At times you will be exposed to extreme temperatures. This work requires substantial manual handling tasks e.g. lift/carry of equipment, changing a 4WD tyre. Accommodation standards in remote communities are generally of a more basic standard than usually found in major cities and towns (e.g. shared accommodation, communal facilities: swags, dongas).

Skills and Experience:
  • It is highly desirable that applicants have an understanding of or lived experience in disability.
  • Experience in human services, allied health, disability will be highly regarded.
  • Relevant qualifications in human services, allied health, disability is desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; and
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • To hold an open (full) drivers licence in accordance with the regulations in the state or Territory in which you currently reside.

Entry Level checks will be required for all successful candidates and dependent on the role the appropriate working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may need to be undertaken as per State Legislation.

People with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If this sounds like you, please Apply Now to be considered.
 

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