Join the Gig Buddies Sydney team
Job Title: Gig Buddies Sydney NDIS Coordinator
Hours per week: Three days per week (22.8 hours) Monday - Friday (flexible).
Advertisement date: Monday 30 September 2019
Closing date: Sunday 13 October 2019 (5pm)
Start date: Monday 4 November 2019
Project outline and overall purpose of the role:
Gig Buddies Sydney is an initiative of ACL Disability Services, a registered not for profit organisation committed to promoting the rights of people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism to live the lifestyle of their choosing.
Going out to see bands or catching up with friends is part of everyday life for many people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this. We have found many people with learning disabilities are denied their right to lead full and active social lives.
People with learning disabilities should have the right to choose how they live their lives. We stand to tackle social isolation for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism by pairing up participants (adults with disabilities) with volunteers - both of whom share mutual interest(s) and attend regularly events together.
As the project continues to grow we are taking steps to become financially self-sustainable. This means Gig Buddies Sydney requires all participants (adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism) to contribute three hours a month from their NDIS plan.
The Gig Buddies Sydney NDIS Coordinator will be responsible for further transitioning the project from a free service to a paid service using NDIS packages.
The newly appointed Gig Buddies Sydney NDIS Coordinator will continue on the work of the previous incumbent.
The role will also involve participating in the general day to day running of the project: interviewing participants and volunteers, training volunteers, matching buddies together, attending initial gigs , supporting the team at socials and advertising the project - the position provides plenty of variety.
1 - To ensure that all signed up participants (adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism) pay three hours a month from their NDIS package.
2 - To ensure that all participants understand what they will receive in response to giving the project three hours a month from their NDIS package.
3 - To liaise with external ACL Disability Services and Gig Buddies Sydney staff members, and to keep records of payees and payees’ NDIS reviews.
4 - Project administration: This will also include accurate record keeping of the wider project and project monitoring, including staying up to date with NDIS guidelines.
5 - Co-facilitating Gig Buddies Sydney volunteer training sessions and pairing meetings between participants and buddies.
6 - Promoting the project to the wider community through a variety of different channels: networking events, social media, printed press, Gig Buddies Sydney social events.
7- Communicating effectively with a range of different stakeholders: NDIS advisors and LACs (Local Area Commanders); participants and their respective family members, guardians or support workers; engaging with volunteers, donors, politicians, the media, community representatives, disability advocates etc.
8 - Organising events such as volunteer training, volunteer interviews, participant interviews, NDIS meetings etc.
9 - Supporting adults with learning disabilities to access the Gig Buddies project.
10 - Undertaking any other tasks or duties that are in keeping with the project delivery or job outline.
While knowledge of the NDIS is not essential, previous experience in engaging with people with disabilities is desirable.
We are a not for profit organisation that is expanding rapidly and we’re looking for someone who is hands on, a team player not afraid to make suggestions, and who is passionate about inclusion and empowering adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism.
You’ll know your way around Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook), will possess excellent communication skills, and - just as importantly - will bring a sense of fun to the team.
To apply for the role submit your CV and cover letter to: using the subject ‘Gig Buddies Sydney NDIS Coordinator’.
Please call (02) 9419 6951 and speak to Carol (CEO) if you have any questions.