Project Officer NDIS Transition Support Project

Adelaide, Australia
12 Nov 2020
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27 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, part-time (0.8 FTE) available until 30 June 2021

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7

Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,107 pa (FTE)

Reporting to:

Principal Research Fellow, NDIS Transition Support Project, College of Medicine and Public Health

The Project Officer NDIS Transition Support Project will provide support to Primary Networks and Community based mental health providers with the transition of people from mental health programs to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or alternative support arrangements. The project officer will be required to identify barriers being faced by providers and work with them to identify and implement solutions. The project officer will contribute to the development of resources and on-line training modules.

The incumbent will receive broad direction from their supervisor and, in the main will determine their own priorities and work plans consistent with the strategic objectives of the work unit. The incumbent is also expected to operate within a framework of broad operational policies and/or external requirements. Broad outcomes are reviewed. The incumbent is expected to consult with their supervisor on strategic and higher level operational matters and on matters likely to impact on the standing of the work unit in the University and/or wider community.

The position will be responsible for engaging with community based mental health providers and Primary Health Networks across Australia as well as supporting staff to understand the NDIS processes that relate to accessing the scheme. In addition the position will be required to work with other project staff in relation to project activities such as training, evaluation and stakeholder engagement.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Project Officer is accountable for:

  • Identifying barriers and challenges faced by mental health providers in relation to the NDIS transition
  • Providing on-site training and mentoring for community mental health staff establishing productive relationships with Primary Health Networks in order to identify emerging issues in relation to the NDIS transition
  • Collaborating with project team members on the development of tools and resources for mental health service providers in relation to the NDIS
  • This position will require intra and interstate travel
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Extensive experience and expertise in a relevant field and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative, exercise judgement and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements that apply to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Well-developed effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed to high level written communication skills with an ability to write reports and correspondence
  • Well-developed to high level organisational skills including attention to detail, an ability to meet deadlines and a demonstrated ability to prioritise and multi-task, as required.

For application enquiries please contact: Associate Professor Tania Shelby-James

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

27 Nov 2020

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