NDIS Planners (APS 4, APS 5, APS 6) Australia wide

  • Professional Services
  • Full Time
  • 2 years ago

Job Information

Job Description

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory Commonwealth agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

Working for the NDIA means you have the opportunity to contribute to building a new Commonwealth agency from the ground up. The NDIA is still growing and creating its own identity while developing new and innovative programs for our employees and the Australian community we serve.

The NDIA has a strong culture, driven by passion for the work we do and commitment to supporting people with disability to achieve greater independence. Our people are pioneering the management and delivery of the NDIS. We also aim to be world leaders in accessibility and inclusion, the employment of people with disability and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The idea of people with disability being supported to live an ordinary life is central to the work of the NDIS. Through reasonable and necessary supports, the NDIS is helping people live a life with the basic opportunities many Australians take for granted.

We are now seeking to fill a range of expected or future ongoing and non-ongoing APS4 to APS6 Planners and Senior Planner roles in a range of sites across ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS & VIC. Please review the position description on our Careers Website for a more in depth list of sites with possible vacancies, noting not all roles will be available in each location.

Our Planners are responsible for conducting planning conversations and risk assessments and making reasonable and necessary decisions in accordance with the NDIS Act 2013. The core elements of our Planner roles is to:

  • Gather information to make informed decisions within defined parameters
  • Work closely with participants to identify what current and future supports are required to make progress with a person’s goals and aspirations and enable better outcomes.
  • Provide information to participants and their representatives to identify their goals and aspirations
  • Conduct planning conversations with participants to create plans to support the goal of living an ordinary life

The complexity of each plan or conversation will vary, depending on your APS level of employment. For those engaged as Senior Planners, you will also have some supervisory or mentoring duties in addition to the above. For further specific information on each Planner role can be found in the below position descriptions.

To join our team, you will:

  • have a positive contemporary attitude to people with disability along with an understanding and knowledge of disability and its impact on individuals
  • have adaptable communication and interpersonal skills
  • be able to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • be flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment
  • have high levels of integrity and professionalism to support our values and mission.

If these roles sound like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you! The NDIA provides a supportive work environment with access to great training and development opportunities and flexible working arrangements to meet your personal circumstances. You will be rewarded and recognised for your performance and have the satisfaction of knowing you work for an agency responsible for a world first disability service reform agenda.

Position Specifics

  • These roles may be subject to the Workforce Schedule of the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth and each state and territory government for the transition to the NDIS. This may impact on vacancies being available in locations listed above. Furthermore, this may impact the ability to offer these roles as ongoing.
  • These positions will offered as Non-Ongoing in the first instance, for a period up to 12 months duration with the possibility of extension up to three years.
  • Should any offered non-ongoing position become ongoing, the Order of Merit established through this selection process may be used to fill the vacancy in an ongoing basis.
  • NDIA is committed to becoming a model employer for people with disability who are specifically encouraged to apply
  • Recruitability applies to this position: The RecruitAbility scheme supports people with disability applying for jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS) by giving you a better opportunity to put forward your skills and experience during the selection process.
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment National Police History check, and provide evidence of Australian Citizenship. Failure to do so may jeopardise your offer of employment.
  • Dependent on the role the appropriate working with children and/or vulnerable people checks may need to be undertaken as per State Legislation.

If you have any queries, please contact:

NDIA welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. Except where otherwise provided by law, it is the policy of NDIA to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, colour, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. In addition, NDIA will provide reasonable adjustments for qualified individuals with disabilities.

The NDIA welcomes and encourages interest from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

For further information about joining the NDIA, visit www.ndis.gov.au or email ndia@dfp.com.au. Alternatively, please call 1300 138 337.

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