I hope this information will be of assistance and lead to increased employment of the disabled.
Expression of Interest for employment with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency
Do you have a disability or have you worked with or supported someone with a disability?
Do you want to work for an organisation designed to improve the lives of others?
If you answered yes to these two questions, then helping to launch a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be for you.
From July 2013, an NDIS will launch in five locations across Australia. This means, an NDIS will become real for thousands of people in South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT, the Hunter area of NSW and the Barwon area of Victoria.
The NDIS Launch Transition Agency (the Agency) invites people from all backgrounds (particularly those people with a disability or those that have worked with and supported people with disabilities) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for employment with the Agency.
The Agency needs experienced and dedicated people to come and work in these sites.
There will be a variety of roles available. These include:
Office administration roles
Management and leadership roles
Customer service and Front of House roles
Finance and procurement roles
Planner roles to help people with disability plan for their current and future needs (Allied Health qualifications required), and
Participant coordination roles to help people with disability, their families and carers coordinate and access supports and services for these needs.
Qualifications and skills for each role will vary. All roles will need people with good communication skills and an understanding and/or lived experience of disability.
Positions are expected to be available from early to mid-2013. A small number of positions may become available in the coming weeks and months. These positions will be offered for a period of up to two years with the possibility of permanent employment with the Agency.
To apply for the EOI, complete the application form here below and email to <NDISRecruitment@fahcsia.gov.au>
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please see the frequently asked questions or phone the NDIS enquiry line on 1800 800 110.
I certainly hope the NDIS Agency employs a lot of disabled people and leads the way in improving employment for the disabled. Currently employment rates of the disabled are very low in the Government sector and this needs to improve rapidly. The NDIS Agency has the chance to set an example and show other employers how things can be done.