NDIS Community Connector – Part Time, Female identified, East Arnhem Region

Website Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • We’re engaging with health issues at a grassroots community level.
  • We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare.

What we stand for:

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future.


Do you share our passion?

Miwatj Health is pleased to offer this position a part-time opportunity. Based in our Malmaldharra Health Centre you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to our clients’ success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.

 

You will work in collaboration with the NDIS Operations Manager and work with people in the East Arnhem Region with Disabilities to connect them to resources, support and information in their communities. You will help them to build their knowledge, skills and confidence as well as guide them through the access and planning processes for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).




Core aspects of your role will include:
 
  • Engage with clients in order to explain the NDIS planning and assessment process and the role of the Community Connector and National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
  • Provide access to participants through Miwatj NDIS program promotion and conduct needs assessments to determine participant eligibility based on their own choices of support needs, goals and aspirations.
  • Assist participants in completing NDIS plans and in meeting personal development goals such as further education, employment.
  • Identify and establish positive and productive relationships with both clients and community agencies/organisations.
  • Provide a link and improve referral pathways and coordination of clinical and community “wrap around” supports between community members particular needs to the available resources e.g. mobility, employment or accommodation, government services and programs.
 
Why Miwatj?
  Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe. A competitive salary of $53,049 – $70,214 per annum (full time equivalent, dependent on skills and experience). How do you know if you’re the right fit? In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:  
  • Willingness to participate in formal training relevant to the Disability sector and NDIS Community Connector training.
  • Ability to communicate confidently in a group environment, including mediating family meetings.
  • Ability to speak an Aboriginal language from this region and/or knowledge of traditional kinship systems operating within the region.
  • Demonstrated compassion and understanding of the challenges and issues faced by Indigenous communities.
  • Willingness to participate in Numeracy and Literacy training if necessary.
  • Personal qualities which contribute to the success of the project, including reliability, motivation and commitment.
  • Community networking experience.
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with people.
  • Strong assessment and interviewing skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends where required.
Please click to view the full job description. This position is based in Milingimbi, NT and housing or relocation is not included. This is a female-identified position. For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference MHAC581. Application close date: once the position is filled. We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply. Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
 
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