National Disability Coordination Officer

Mawson Lakes, Australia
$80,483 - $90,543 per annum
19 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

The Australian Government's National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of 31 regionally based NDCOs.  The University of South Australia hosts two (NDCO) positions and is recruiting to fill the position for NDCO Program Region 24. 

These officers will offer information, coordination and referral services for people with a disability who are interested in, or enrolled in, post-school education and training.  This position will be responsible for strategically supporting the transition of people with disabilities between school, tertiary education and employment within the designated NDCO Program Region 24.

Region 24 encompasses Northern Adelaide and the South-Eastern half of South Australia, including Kangaroo Island. There are three distinct areas - the Northern suburbs, the metropolitan fringe including the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu, and more remote areas containing some important local centres such as the Murraylands, Limestone Coast and Kangaroo Island.

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Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will have sound knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act, including the Disability Standards for Education, equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and equity principles together with experience in the development and implementation of strategies aimed at supporting people with disabilities through educational transition. Your excellent interpersonal skills to relate to a broad range of people as well as your research and writing skills to develop high quality written reports and materials will be essential.  Experience or familiarity with the secondary and tertiary education sectors, job services and employment programs would be highly regarded.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions.  We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant on (08) 8302 5485 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 7 November 2016

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is a condition of appointment that the successful candidate provides the University with a Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children.

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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