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Local Area Coordinator - Northern Suburbs

Brotherhood of St Laurence - Thomastown, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: Melbourne's North Joblink


Local Area Coordinator – Empower People with Disability! 

We’re looking for a professional Local Area Coordinators with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on either a 12 Month Maximum Term Full-Time basis or a Permanent Full-Time basis, working 38 hours per week based in the Northern Suburbs.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.



The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), administering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out, is partnering with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in the North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland, Bayside Peninsula, Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne areas.

LAC is pivotal in the NDIS, providing planning coordination and capacity building support for people with disability to maximise their choice and control over services they receive to live an ordinary life. This role also supports people with disability to access mainstream services and to increase the community’s capacity to be accessible to people with disability.

  • Ensure that the capabilities of each person are utilised to the maximum extent possible in determining and implementing their own plans.
  • Assist people with disability and their carers to document their circumstances and personal objectives.
  • Provide advice and information about mainstream services that will help each person to achieve personal objectives.
  • Where necessary, provide direct support to link individuals with services


Salary will be in the range of $74,531.95 to $80,995.58 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.

Positions will be located at Thomastown, South Morang, Broadmeadows, Coburg, Preston and Greensborough offices.



We are looking for people who have a positive approach to disability, regardless of your professional background. You may be working in the disability field currently or outside of the sector and looking for a new role to challenge you - we welcome an application from you!

Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant qualifications in the disability sector and/or lived experience or awareness of the impact of existing or acquired disability upon individuals, families, carers and the community
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to helping people attain their goals
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for decisions
  • Demonstrated experience in community development
  • Customer service focused
  • Highly-developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program



BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Karyn Wright on 0490 295 146 for a confidential discussion.

To review the Position Description and address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here.

Applications close: Friday 23 April at 11:55pm


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics. Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

Thomastown, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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