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Job Title Specialist Support Coordinator
Position Description

At Nextt, for more than 20 years we have been making a difference by supporting people with disability and/or mental health challenges to achieve their goals and to live an independent life.

We employ over 1800 staff and services across NSW, VIC, QLD and SA, we provide quality, person-centered support to more than 1500 clients each year.

Join our team and support our clients to get more out of life!

A Full time opportunity exists for a qualified and experienced Specialist Support Coordinator located in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. The role of the Specialist Support Coordinator is to provide Support Coordination to participants with complex needs and assist them in achieving goals as set out in their NDIS plans. The role focuses on addressing barriers and assisting participants.

The role of the Specialist Support Coordinator is to provide Support Coordination to participants with complex needs and assist them in achieving goals as set out in their NDIS plans. The role focuses on addressing barriers and assisting participants to connect with supports and build capacity and resilience.


You will:

· Provide time limited specialist support coordination to address high level risk and assist the participant to connect with supports and build capacity and resilience

· Actively develop, implement, monitor and review participant's NDIS plans and report on progress and outcomes

· Develop intervention plans for implementation by disability and mental health support workers

· Work collaboratively with external stakeholders and providers to ensure productive community and inter-agency relations

· Use a strength-based and person-centered approach to build skills capacity of participants, ensuring their goals & choices drive the process of engaging supports


Are you the kind of person who;

· Lives the principles of person-centered approach & understands participant choice & control

· Understands the importance of maintaining professional boundaries & confidentiality

· Posses risk assessment skills and understands duty of care

· Enjoys working collaboratively and sharing ideas to achieve the best results

· Builds rapport with people from all walks of life and is a great communicator

· Thinks outside the square for creative solutions to complex problems

· Can confidently manage priorities & the varied support needs of NDIS participants

· Has either professional or lived experience with people with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities, acquired brain injuries or complex mental health needs


Essentials

· Current registration with the relevant industry board of Australia

· Tertiary Qualification in an allied health discipline (Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Speech Pathology)

· Knowledge & experience of NDIS funded plans with minimum 2 years’ experience in a specialist support coordination role or similar

· Pre-existing knowledge, connections & networks of local social & community services available to people with NDIS funding

· Clear police check, WWCC, DWES check plus a valid driver's licence & the right to work in Australia

Working with us,

· Nextt is a national company with employment opportunities across all our offices

· Nextt is a genuinely diverse, supportive workplace where your unique skills and professional contribution will be appreciated and valued

· We value the lived experiences of our employees

· Workplace diversity is highly valued at Nextt and we recognize a diverse workforce is beneficial for our employees and those who utilize our services

We are looking for someone who has a sincere passion for social inclusion and supporting people gain access to all aspects of their local community. If you share our passion and values and are Principled, Committed, Responsive and Creative then this may be the role you have been looking for.

Apply Now If this sounds good to you, we welcome your application!