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Join a national team supporting young people living in residential aged care, get the support they need to live in a home that is right for their age

The opportunity:
We are seeking experienced /allied health care/ community services professionals to assist young people living in residential aged care (YPIRAC) and their families navigate and facilitate access to an appropriate range of services and supports.

This is a case management role responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with services providers, government agencies, and other key stakeholders to coordinate the most effective options to meet preferred age-appropriate needs of the young person living in residential aged care.
  • Hosting information sessions and providing regular updates to YPIRAC, families and stakeholders about the program.
  • Appling critical reasoning and thinking to ensure all decisions/recommendations appropriately meet the needs of the young person in terms of their goal for community independence and engagement.
  • Assessing and actively monitoring the effectiveness of selected strategies and supports.
  • Working collaboratively with all teams across the national program, in the design and implementation of internal quality assurance, complaints and continuous improvement systems.
  • Maintaining effective and timely reporting of relevant client interactions.
  • Contributing and supporting the YPIRAC program research through the regular collection of research data and active participation in the Community of Practice forums.

About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an allied health, nursing or other relevant, discipline with at least 5 years of full time (or equivalent) work experience which has equipped you with transferrable skills to provide complex case management support to people with disabilities
  • Highly developed understanding of the needs and perspectives of people with disabilities.
  • Critical reasoning skills to ensure a high degree of integrity in the decision-making processes.
  • Flexibility and insightfulness and an ability to tailor established service delivery to meet the circumstances of each person with a disability.
  • Ability to set clear expectations and engage in difficult conversations in a simple and empathetic manner.
  • A current driver’s licence and motor vehicle to use for work travel.
  • Compliance with Pre-employment checks (including Working Screening Checks)
  • Ability to work a minimum of 3 days per week.

About Us
Ability First Australia is one of the largest not for profit strategic alliances between 14 of Australia’s leading disability service providers. We provide a national brand for promotion, awareness raising, cost efficiencies, strategic alliances both domestically and globally. Our member organisations share information and best practice, benefit from economies of scale and are involved in research and learnings that benefit people with disability.

What we offer:

  • Multiple roles across all states and territories with flexible commencement dates
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous tax incentives as a not-for-profit
  • Work from home
  • Supportive virtual team environment
  • Fixed term appointments starting NOW until 30 November 2022. Applications close 30 September 2021.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the "About You" section above and your resume.

Call Renee for further information on 0421 907 243 or email

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Deadline: 12-11-2023

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