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Local Area Coordinator Community Development

  • 499968
  • Tiwi, NT, Australia
  • Full Time

The role

In this Community Development role, working in the Darwin Urban area, you will be responsible for assisting people with disability, their families, and their carers to build and pursue their goal for a good life, exercise choice and control, and engage with the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Partners in Community.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Gaining an understanding of systemic and individual issues for people with disability in the community
  • Providing information to community and mainstream organisations on how to ‘build inclusive communities ‘enabling people with disability to gain the benefits of community membership
  • Contributing to the planning, development, and implementation of community-based activities
  • Building, recording, and maintaining a current working knowledge of local community supports and services
  • Participating in local and regional forums and other information sharing activities

 

To be successful in this role…

You are an approachable, positive, passionate and respectful person who can build and nurture relationships easily and confidently. Strong personal values based on empathy and compassion, you understand the diverse needs of individuals within your local community and can coach, counsel and connect people to identify and achieve the positive outcomes they desire.

 

You will have:

  • Demonstrated relevant experience, lived experience and or relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Knowledge of the local community and the available options for social & economic participation for people with disability
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to engage with external stakeholders to establish connections with the local communities
  • Access to your own transport
  • Currently hold or able to hold a Working with Children and or a Vulnerable People Check

 

Be rewarded for your success

Performance is part of our culture as is flexible working and variety. Joining an international human services organisation that has a growth mindset, you will have access to:

  • Ability to purchase additional leave
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Commitment and support to your individualised personal development

 

A stable and growing global employer

At its core, the APM Group is a leading global human services and health care organisation with a purpose of enabling better lives.

 

Our network of more than 7,500 people is dedicated to helping individuals of all abilities thrive with independent and fulfilling lives.

 

With our headquarters in West Perth, where we began operations in 1994, APM operates across 10 countries with services that reach more than a million people every year.

 

Ready to Join?

As part of your application process, please include a cover letter and your latest CV. In your Cover Letter, we’d like to you to answer the following two (2) questions:

  • Why do you believe you are suitable to be a Local Area Coordinator with APM?
  • What value will you add to the role and to the participants?

 

Please keep your cover letter to 1 page maximum.

 

Click APPLY now and complete your application through our online recruitment platform.

 

For a confidential discussion, please call Dani on 0418 307 516

 

We're committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
We welcome all people to join our team, including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, living with disability, all gender identities, LGBTQIA+, people of any socioeconomic status, of any age, race, national origin or ethnicity. We believe each person’s uniqueness makes us even better at the work we do.

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