NDIS Program Officer

South West Institute of TAFE

Warrnambool, VIC

Posted 1/14/2021

  • Join the 2020 National winner of the best Large training provider of the year
  • Thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and successful environment
  • Permanent Full Time Position at Warrnambool Campus
Who is South West TAFE?
South West TAFE is a world-class educator in an idyllic regional setting at the heart of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region.

As the largest education and training provider in the south west and Australia’s Large Training Provider for 2020, SWTAFE offers practical and inspiring teaching that prepares students for in-demand jobs now and into the future.

Our focus is on delivering courses that give our graduates the skills they need to thrive in their chosen careers.

We offer over 150 nationally-recognised qualifications and short courses, and all are delivered by people with practical experience and backed by strong industry connections.

Our delivery is flexible, modern and designed to meet the requirements of the workplace, giving students the best skills to succeed.

South West TAFE’s campuses are located in Warrnambool, Hamilton, Portland and Colac with training facilities also located at Glenormiston and Sherwood Park (Deakin Warrnambool).

Position overview/your opportunity
  • Full-time 38 hours per week, On-going position
  • $60,251 per annum, plus superannuation
  • Exciting and fulfilling position with an opportunity to make significant positive impacts in the community

NDIS Program Officers are an integral link in the delivery of South West Disability Services (SWDS) person centred Programs and Support.

The ambition of the NDIS Program Officer is to develop and Implement quality NDIS program opportunities for participants that align to their individuals goals, while developing strong connections with the participants/families/carers and internal and external stakeholders.

NDIS Program Officers provide leadership and guidance to Disability Support Workers supporting in programs, demonstrate industry knowledge in care and program implementation that align to best practice. This position encompasses all facets of Disability Support and program enquiry, delivery and outcomes.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with NDIS Officer to coordinate person centred planning with participants to maximise their funding allocations in accordance with departmental guidelines and funding bodies
  • Support the professional supervision of Disability Support Workers in daily operations in NDIS programs
    including but not limited to, program design, information sharing, support, rostering and induction.
  • Provide Support to participants that meet their individual Support requirements while championing best practice for Disability Support Workers
  • Monitor the Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) utilised by SWTAFE to ensure compliance with departmental requirements and key funding bodies
  • Creatively establish programs tailored to individual goals and aspirations participants
  • Oversee and monitor daily operations including but not limited to funding allocations, daily activity sign off, goal progress, daily case notes, incident reports, individual profile development and amendments

Mandatory requirements
  • Completion of a certificate in Disability or related field with relevant work experience or a suitable combination of lesser formal qualifications with significant relevant experience in disability or similar field
  • Variations of the above point will be considered
  • Employee Victorian Working with Children and satisfactory Police Check
  • Current Victorian Driver’s license
  • Employee Victorian Working with Children and satisfactory Police Check
  • Cleared check against the DHHS operated Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme
Highly desirable requirements
  • Capacity to use Microsoft Office products and relevant industry software and programs
  • Experience in developing and delivering goal orientated programs

We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice by providing staff with excellent working conditions and the opportunity for exciting career, personal and professional development opportunities including:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Community focused employer
  • Extensive Staff Development
  • Staff health & wellbeing programs
  • Staff discount program (Shop'n Save) & social club
  • Convenient campus locations

For further information please contact Rachel Coles, Disability Services Coordinator, on 03 5564 8964

Applications close: Sunday 31st January 2021

How to apply
If this role resonates with you and you have the necessary skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and provide a copy of your cover letter containing your responses to the key selection criteria as outlined within the Position Description, along with your current resume.

A full position description is available from our Careers at SWTAFE webpage.

South West TAFE is an equal opportunity employer; fostering a fair, safe and inclusive environment, embracing all forms of diversity.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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