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April

Community Mental Health Local Area Coordinator - Act

Feros Care - Canberra, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Have an expertise in psychosocial disability?
Love admin, KPIs, change and showing off your tech skills?
Join us on a full time, fixed term contract to June 2022

Feros Care is proud to partner with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to deliver Local Area Coordination services in the ACT.

The role

We are looking for a Community Mental Health Local Area Coordinator to join us in empowering people with disability, their families and carers to build, pursue and fulfil their goals and aspirations while exercising choice and control when engaging with the NDIS.

The Community Mental Health Local Area Coordinator will ensure that participants and customers of the NDIS can access support outside of the Scheme by working collaboratively with the local community and mainstream services to raise awareness and become more inclusive of the needs of people with disability, namely psychosocial disability.

This is a full time, fixed term contract to June 2022.

What is the position responsible for?

Confidently explaining the NDIS to people with disability, their family and the broader community
Building rapport with people who are experiencing a mental health condition
Assisting participants to develop a plan which includes their goals, needs and wishes
Guiding and assisting participants to build capacity to undertake self-management
Assisting people deemed not eligible for the NDIS scheme, their families, and carers with information linkages and supports to utilise natural supports and connect with their community
Leading engagement across the mental health sector with the support of Local Area Coordinators, focusing on building and maintaining strong relationships and positive partnerships within the wider community
Work collaboratively with local communities to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disability and promote employment and volunteering opportunities

About you

Hold a relevant qualification in mental health, disability, community services or health related discipline, or demonstrated experience relevant to the role
Demonstrated experience and an in-depth understanding of person-centered, strengths-based planning and review for people experiencing mental health issues
Adaptable to change and resilient in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
Positive and respectful communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills
Committed to supporting others and sharing knowledge in a team environment
Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with and delivering high quality services to people with disability, their families, carers and local communities
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 unrestricted drivers licence
Available to attend initial training and orientation first 4 weeks of employment

Work perks:
Technology kits including a laptop and smart phone
Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum)
Free access to health and fitness clubs
Access to our Employee Assistance Program
Ongoing training and development (face-to-face and online learning)
Plus, meaningful experiences through empowering people with disability, their families and carers, and the wider community

About us

We want our team to be made up of people from all walks of life. Feros Care would not be where we are today without the unique make up of Game Changers, Dream Makers and Vibrant Creators that help us to thrive every day. We actively seek to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We harness a culture that embraces individual differences in all its glory and values cultural intelligence.

Feros Care is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability. If you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods and/or adjustments please contact talent@feroscare.com.au.

Feros Care acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we work.

When successful, you will be required to undertake a national police check, Working with Children Check and provide evidence of your right to work in Australia.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact The Team at Feros Care on 07 5669 0559 - option 3, quoting Ref No. 949780.

Canberra, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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