NDIS Coordinator

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Designated Position*
  • Nowra

The NDIS Coordinator will be responsible for establishing a positive collaborative relationship with local NDIS staff, participants and their support network and assist the individual to identify, link with and coordinate supports to access their local communities, build skills, overcome barriers and achieve goals.

5 JULY 2018

The NDIS Coordinator will need to have a strong understanding of the NDIS and will be required to ensure that people who have expressed an interest in receiving support from South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC) are engaged and effectively transitioned to suitable services.

The NDIS Coordinator is responsible for the service delivery and management of SCMSAC’s Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) funded Ability Links and Early Links programs.


Essential Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:


  • Aboriginality
  • Demonstrated ability in working with Aboriginal people, their communities and organisations in planning, delivering and evaluating a wide range of services in a culturally sensitive manner
  •  Relevant tertiary qualification in Community Services, Disability, Mental Health or related fields and demonstrated experience in these sectors (or willingness to obtain Certificate IV in Community Services) and experience in working with people with a disability and their families
  • Sound understanding of the issues facing people who have a disability and their families
  • Experience in supervising and developing staff
  • Ability to develop partnerships and networks with other workers, key government departments and community organisations
  • Demonstrated commitment to person centred values and the belief in the rights of people with a disability to make their own decisions
  • A high level of positive interpersonal skills, time management skills, flexibility, and basic counselling skills
  • Clear Working with Children Check and Criminal Record Check
  • Current, valid driver’s licence and willingness to transport participants and families
  • Understanding of EEO and WHS legislation


  • Experience in developing and facilitating information and training workshops


  • Solution focussed, strength based and ability to problem solve creatively
  • Effective conflict resolution skills, negotiation, mediation and decision making skills
  • Good literacy skills
  • Effective communication skills, including written and verbal communication, with the ability to exercise these skills with people at all levels

Aboriginality – Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement and racial discrimination is a prohibition as outlined under Section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.


Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please 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.