Ability Linker

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Nowra

The Ability Linker will provide a locally based first point of contact designed to improve access to, and engagement in, local community, mainstream services and disability services where necessary.

The Linker will also work with local communities to facilitate social and economic inclusion of people with a disability.

6 August 2018


The Ability Links Program provides support to people with a disability aged 7-64, their families and carers, with the aim of meeting their needs, planning for their future and assisting them to become an active and valued member of their community.


  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, families, carers and communities within the local area
  • Provide accurate, relevant and timely information to individuals, families, carers and communities within the local area and assist them to access information through a variety of means
  • Engage with individuals, families and carers to identify their goals, strengths and needs, and plan for their future
  • Support individuals, families and carers to identify personal and local community networks to develop necessary supports and services to meet their goals and needs, and assist them to access these supports and services
  • Actively support positive partnerships between individuals, families, carers, local organisations and the broader community to build a more inclusive, welcoming and accessible community
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key issues for people with disabilities in the local area to inform planning and policy development
  • Build and maintain a current working knowledge of local community supports and services.
  • Organise and maintain proper administrative records
  • Participate in Support and Supervision sessions with your supervisor and undertake ongoing training and development relevant to the position
  • Actively participate in internal team meetings and workshops as well as participating in local, regional and state-wide forum and information sharing activities as required, to support the ongoing development of the Ability Links NSW Program
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Senior Manager or Supervisor


Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.