Roper Gulf Regional Council

Regional NDIS Coordinator (ILC)

Job No: 100895
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Newly created opportunity coordinating NDIS service delivery within a growing Local Government in the NT
  • Competitive remuneration circa $70,000-$78,000 + super negotiable with experience
  • A further range of benefits include salary packaging options, relocation assistance and 6 weeks annual leave
  • Full-time, fixed term contract to June 30, 2019

About Roper Gulf Regional Council

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through the effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory.  

About the Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) now has a fantastic, newly created opportunity for a Regional NDIS/ILC Coordinator to join their team on a full-time, contract basis till 30th June 2019. This role will be based in Katherine, Northern Territory. 

Reporting to the Regional Manager Community Services, your primary responsibility will be to manage, coordinate and oversee NDIS service delivery in Katherine and the surrounding communities, with a specific focus on ILC, in line with the ILC National Readiness Guidelines. This will include improving service delivery and remote staff capacity, as well as implementing and managing a financially sustainable service delivery model for NDIS programs, to ensure contractual compliance and quality outcomes on community for all stakeholders. This will be achieved by:

  • Overseeing the ILC commissioning framework to ensure people with disabilities and their families are connected into their communities, through both personal and community capacity building activities;
  • Using local knowledge and sector expertise to increase opportunities for people with a lived experience and advise on services available in remote locations including mental health;
  • Regularly monitoring expenditure and supporting participants to remain informed as to their rate of expenditure and the potential effects; and
  • Providing expert advice and consultation to NDIS participants and their families on the changing NDIS environment.

For more information, please click here to view the Position Description

About You

To be considered for this position you must have a background in health services, aged care or similar, with specific experience in the disability sector, or similar service delivery programs. Candidates with experience in Local Government and knowledge of the Local Government Act and/or NDIS experience, will be highly regarded, as will candidates who live locally in the Katherine region. 

The geography of the region poses many challenges to equitable distribution of services. As such, Council is looking for someone who can ensure care recipients have access to a consistent level of care, attention and opportunities which build capacity, exercise their potential to enjoy fulfilling and meaningful activities which contribute to quality of life.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be non-judgmental, fair, patient, have a willingness to listen, and display empathy. Candidates with an awareness of issues affecting Indigenous communities in remote locations will be best suited to this position, equipping you with the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with Indigenous people.

Please note: A current 'C' class driver's licence and a Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) are essential to be considered for this position. You will also be required to undertake a criminal history check and update each year as required. Please note, some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays will be required.

About the Benefits

This role presents an opportunity to define your career, working with a young Local Government within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia. If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the job for you!

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with a highly attractive remuneration, circa $70,000-$78,000 + super, negotiable based on experience. You will also have access to a great range of additional benefits, including:

  • Relocation assistance up to $5,000;
  • Access to a company vehicle (for work use), phone and laptop; and
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this corner of the NT.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Apply Now!

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight AEST, on Sunday 15th July, 2018.

To be considered, you must respond to the questions and selection criteria as outlined below, and attach a current resume when prompted during the application process.

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