Local Area Coordinator (LAC), Townsville


So you are looking for a position in an innovative and pioneering company where you can make a real difference? That’s great, because we are looking for a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) superstar! If you are the type of person who wants to support people with disability to live their best life by exercising choice and control, then please read on.What are we offering?Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum tax free)A fully maintained company car and fuel that you may use for personal use (annual deduction for use of company car is $5,500)Access to comprehensive health and well-being programsProfessional and personal developmentPositive team culture where everyone mattersTechnology kits including a laptop and smart phoneAbout the RoleReporting into the Service Area Manager, the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) will play a central role in helping people with disability to live valued, quality and contributing lives by building relationships and connections within the community and to provide practical means to make this happen.Your primary responsibilities will include:Assist participants to develop a Plan which includes their goals, needs and wishesGuide and assist participants to develop their options and build capacity to undertake self-managementAssist people deemed by NDIS as not eligible for Scheme, their families, and carers with information linkages and supports to utilise natural supports and connect with their community.Work in collaboration with a mobile workforce to advocate wellbeing and empowerment for people with disabilityBuild and maintain strong relationships and positive partnerships with external stakeholders in the wider community to build a more inclusive community to facilitate effective access and appropriate referral to a diverse range of service providersEssential requirements for this role:A relevant qualification in disability, community services, child services, or lived experience of disabilityDemonstrated experience and commitment to working with and delivering high quality services to people with disability, their families, carers and local communities, or a lived experience.Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to build and strengthen capacity and inclusive community practicesConfident and everyday user of technology and the internet.Current clean unrestricted drivers licenceThe ability to attend initial training and orientation in our head office at Coolangatta, QLDWho is Feros Care and why would I want to be a part of the team? We are a not-for-profit, people centred organisation dedicated to supporting people to live their BEST LIFE! We have been offering quality care and support services for older Australians since 1990. We are now very excited to be a part of the NDIS supporting people with disability.At Feros Care, we truly believe that ‘everyone matters’ and actively seek to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all people.  Our culture, our core values and the connection we have with the community is driven by our 700 staff members who represent 28 different cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  We strive to be a leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion. We harness a culture that embraces individual differences in all its glory.We encourage people with disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.When successful, you will be required to undertake a criminal records check in accordance with legislation and have the right to work in Australia.A working with children check will be required for all successful candidates as per State Legislation. Feros Care will facilitate this process.For more information about this role and to view the position description, please visit the careers section on our Feros Care website by clicking on the following link: https://www.feroscare.com.au/current-vacancies-new/Applications close 21st of October 2017Job File 1 :  Position Description Australia - QLD Townsville & Northern QLD
Job Opportunity | Local Area Coordinator (LAC), Townsville | Feros Care

Local Area Coordinator (LAC), Townsville

  • Join an award winning not-for-profit organisation
  • Full-time opportunities available
  • Competitive base salary + super + salary packaging

So you are looking for a position in an innovative and pioneering company where you can make a real difference? That’s great, because we are looking for a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) superstar! If you are the type of person who wants to support people with disability to live their best life by exercising choice and control, then please read on.

What are we offering?

  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum tax free)
  • A fully maintained company car and fuel that you may use for personal use (annual deduction for use of company car is $5,500)
  • Access to comprehensive health and well-being programs
  • Professional and personal development
  • Positive team culture where everyone matters
  • Technology kits including a laptop and smart phone

About the Role

Reporting into the Service Area Manager, the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) will play a central role in helping people with disability to live valued, quality and contributing lives by building relationships and connections within the community and to provide practical means to make this happen.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assist participants to develop a Plan which includes their goals, needs and wishes
  • Guide and assist participants to develop their options and build capacity to undertake self-management
  • Assist people deemed by NDIS as not eligible for Scheme, their families, and carers with information linkages and supports to utilise natural supports and connect with their community.
  • Work in collaboration with a mobile workforce to advocate wellbeing and empowerment for people with disability
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and positive partnerships with external stakeholders in the wider community to build a more inclusive community to facilitate effective access and appropriate referral to a diverse range of service providers

Essential requirements for this role:

  • A relevant qualification in disability, community services, child services, or lived experience of disability
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with and delivering high quality services to people with disability, their families, carers and local communities, or a lived experience.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to build and strengthen capacity and inclusive community practices
  • Confident and everyday user of technology and the internet.
  • Current clean unrestricted drivers licence
  • The ability to attend initial training and orientation in our head office at Coolangatta, QLD

Who is Feros Care and why would I want to be a part of the team?

We are a not-for-profit, people centred organisation dedicated to supporting people to live their BEST LIFE! We have been offering quality care and support services for older Australians since 1990. We are now very excited to be a part of the NDIS supporting people with disability.

At Feros Care, we truly believe that ‘everyone matters’ and actively seek to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all people.  Our culture, our core values and the connection we have with the community is driven by our 700 staff members who represent 28 different cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  We strive to be a leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion. We harness a culture that embraces individual differences in all its glory.

We encourage people with disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

When successful, you will be required to undertake a criminal records check in accordance with legislation and have the right to work in Australia.

A working with children check will be required for all successful candidates as per State Legislation. Feros Care will facilitate this process.

For more information about this role and to view the position description, please visit the careers section on our Feros Care website by clicking on the following link: https://www.feroscare.com.au/current-vacancies-new/

Applications close 21st of October 2017

Employment Application Kit:
Job File 1 :  Position Description