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NDIS Employment Services Lead - AbilityWorks

Independent Recruitment Consultancy

About Us

We’re here to provide long term, meaningful employment to people in the community who face significant barriers to employment (people with disability and from disadvantaged backgrounds) - and at the same time, we create great quality products and services for our business customers. We do this so our employees can get a sense of purpose, belonging and pride that only comes from a job well done - and we must be doing something right - among our many long-term customers are some of the most respected names in Australian business.

We believe everyone deserves the same opportunities to work - but people living with a disability and those who experience social disadvantage often experience significant barriers to employment. Our focus is on breaking down those barriers by providing training and employment with expert support tailored to the needs of our Employees, whilst delivering high quality commercial goods and services to our customers.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Group Manager Employment Support, you will manage a small team (3-4 direct reports) that is responsible for attracting, inducting, training, and supporting employees, managing the employee database and all communication with family and carers. You will:

  • Lead our employee support team to deliver the very best outcomes for our employees ensuring their wellbeing, goals achievement and productivity
  • Support and develop in-house trainers and mentor staff with professional training and development
  • Contribute to the development of pathways to mainstream employment and assist with the development and implementation of processes to enhance growth and positive outcomes for our employees.
  • Contribute to planning and decision making within the organisation.
  • Together with the team, ensure that employee’s plans and goals under the NDIS are being fulfilled within our diverse programs and services
  • Contribute to Ability Works reaching its target over the next 2-3 years of creating a further 100 jobs

Key Requirements

  • Formal qualifications in community services or disability and experience working with people with disabilities and/or other barriers to employment in the community services or a related field
  • Knowledge of the NDIS (support coordination or comparable experience), including the ability to understand funding models and negotiate with relevant bodies around funding
  • Proven program management experience and competency in MS Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet and various other software applications).
  • Positive and solution focused with empathetic and respectful management of conflict
  • Valuing diversity, and building inclusive environments where people experience belonging
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills – with the ability to interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
  • Conscientious, reliable, achievement oriented with a strong sense of duty and responsibility for results

Specific questions are to be forwarded to Mark Dalton, Independent Recruitment Consultant via mark@recruitmentchap.com using the subject line: NDIS Employment Services Lead - AbilityWorks enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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