Expression of Interest
The NDIS Launch Transition Agency (the Agency) invites people from all backgrounds (particularly people with disability and people who have worked with people with disability) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for non-ongoing employment opportunities with the Agency.
The EOI Register may be used to supplement position specific recruitment also being undertaken.
The first stage of the NDIS will commence from July 2013 in four sites – South Australia, Tasmania, the Hunter in NSW and the Barwon area of Victoria providing support for thousands of people with significant and permanent disability. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will follow in 2014. The Agency is seeking experienced and dedicated people to work in these sites to be part of this major change.
The EOI Register may be used to fill a variety of roles, including:
- Office administration
- Management and leadership
- Customer service and Front of House
- Finance and procurement
- Planner roles to help people with disability plan for their current and future needs (Allied Health qualifications required)
- Participant coordination roles to help people with disability, their families and carers coordinate and access supports and services for their needs.
Qualifications and skills for each role will vary. All roles will need people with good communication skills and an understanding and/or lived experience of disability.
To apply for the EOI please provide in 400 words or less:
- Personal details including contact information, current/previous employment, and qualifications
- Details of the role you think you would be suitable for within the Agency.
- Details of your relevant experience and/or lived experience with disability.
- Your launch location of interest.
Please submit your EOI to NDISRecruitment@fahcsia.gov.au
If you have any questions, please see the frequently asked questions or call the NDIS enquiry line on 1800 800 110.
Frequently asked questions
What are the exact roles going to be?
The core roles include:
Planners will be required to have qualifications in and/or experience in the allied health professions, including social work area, will work with participants to identify support needs including access to mainstream supports and community life to enable a good life and enable progress with the participant’s goals and aspirations.
Senior Planners will lead and manage the planners to ensure positive scheme outcomes with participants, families and carers. Senior Planners need to be able to exercise higher level delegations in respect to access, reasonable and necessary supports and scheme sustainability and ensure quality assurance and continuous improvement strategies are in place.
Local Area Coordinators (LACs)
LAC’s (only applicable in some sites) will work to increase community inclusion and support people with disabilities. They will connect participants with mainstream services and local, community based supports and help participants to realise their plan by building individual and informal support capacity. LACs may be required to support those that need assistance to complete online assessments and provide information to those people who are not eligible about other appropriate services.
Regional Support Officers
Regional Support Officers will provide assistance to clients in sourcing their plan providers where this is requested and will support the LAC’s and Planners in ensuring currency of information and support options in the local area.
Regional administration and finance staff
These staff will undertake activities such as:
- meeting participants as they come to the office
- organising procurement and payment of supports where requested by the participant
- call management
- accounts processing
- actuarial and financial analysis
- complaints and reviews of decisions
- managing general office administration including property, security and work health and safety provisions.
Position descriptions for all positions will be posted on www.ndis.gov.au in accordance with the recruitment timetable.
When will I hear if my EOI is being considered?
The Agency will consider EOIs when specific positions are identified as needing to be filled on a non-ongoing basis.
How will I know if my application has been received?
If you send your EOI via email, you will receive an email acknowledgement. If the EOI is sent through the mail, it will be accepted but notification of receipt will not be given.
Are the roles permanent positions?
Positions filled via the EOI will be offered for periods of up to 12 months, not as permanent positions. Ongoing recruitment will be undertaken for specific roles. Details of these positions are available on the current vacancies page. If you are seeking a permanent position you will need to apply through the nominated recruitment processes.
What will the pay and conditions be for the various roles?
All positions will be covered by the current Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) provisions, as outlined in the FaHCSIA Enterprise Agreement.
What other employment opportunities are there for people with disability in the Australian Public Service?
The Agency will also be taking part in some important programs to increase opportunities for employment of people with disability in the Australian Public Service. These include:
- the FaHCSIA Intellectual Disability Traineeship Program, and
- the Agency and FaHCSIA are developing a pilot Internship and Graduate Employment program for people with disabilities.
More information on these programs will be provided in the near future.