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Project Officer - Stakeholder Engagement - Aboriginal Identified

  • 493330
  • Local Area Coordination - NDIS
  • Full time closed period contract
  • Join an industry leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Full Time Fixed-Term Contract until 30 June 2023
  • Position based in Tamworth, Inverell or Armidale
  • Servicing the Hunter New England regional service area
  • This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977
  • More information about Uniting LAC Careers can be found here in our video: Uniting LAC Careers – “We are you”

 About LAC Partners in the Community (PITC)

Uniting is a partner of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in local communities across the NSW.

Uniting LAC support people aged 7-65 who have NDIS plans and are eligible for the scheme, as well as connect people, who are not eligible for the scheme, to services and supports in their local community.

 About Uniting

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve, no matter where they are at in their life.

 Responsibilities

As a member of the Stakeholder Engagement (SE) team, you will work with communities and mainstream services to build awareness and become more inclusive of the needs and aspirations of people with disability.

You will support the Stakeholder Engagement Manager to build connections and capabilities of the organisation to engage and partner with the Aboriginal community, as well as, deliver the outcomes and meet the requirements, contained in the NDIA contractual agreement; support the implementation of the Uniting and LAC Services strategic and operational plans; meet the needs of vulnerable cohorts, build connections in community and engage with key stakeholders.

The SE team delivers initiatives in line with Uniting’s culture that promotes person centred operational excellence, reflecting the rights of people with disability to exercise control over all aspects of their lives.

Are you the person we are looking for?

As the successful candidate, you will have experience in delivering, monitoring and evaluating services to people with disability. You will be highly organised with a proven ability to establish and build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. 

We are looking for people who have lived experience, or awareness of the impact of existing or acquired disability upon individuals, families, carers and the community. Qualifications in allied health, disability services, education, human services, community development or social work, and experience in local government or other customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community will be highly regarded.

Benefits & Culture:

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging (visit https://accesspay.com.au/ for more information)
  • Paid travel entitlements
  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills
  • An accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing
  • Ongoing career development opportunities

How to apply

Click the application link if you're interested in this amazing opportunity! 

Please also look at the position description attached below for more information about the role and address all of the selection criteria in the application form.

Position Description: Project Officer - Aboriginal Communities

Applications Close: Sunday, 24th January 2021

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977.

Employment with Uniting LAC Program is subject to satisfactory background checks which include Reference Checks, State and National Police Checks and entry level checks conducted by Services Australia.

More information about Uniting LAC Careers can be found here in our video: Uniting LAC Careers – “We are you”

Closing date: Jan 24, 2021

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