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Community Services Manager

  • Work for a leading national non-profit organisation
  • Be part of a passionate and person centred team
  • Full-time role based at Little Bay, Sydney

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is a member-based national social enterprise that promotes independence and provides services to people with a spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities to assist them to get 'back on track' and achieve their goals. Working together with our customers, we assist in the elimination of barriers that prevent social inclusion for people with a spinal cord injury and other physical disability, ensuring that the society in which we live is accessible in every way.

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team in Little Bay as a Community Services Manager. The Community Services Manager is responsible for overseeing the operational processes of Client Plan Management services. This includes implementing and monitoring operational plans and budgets and managing staff productivity to ensure that billable hours and key performance indicators are met.

The Community Services Manager will be responsible for leading the Community Services team to:

  • Provide case management to identified customers
  • Provide direct support coordination and plan management/financial intermediary services for our NDIS customers
  • Attend NDIS planning meetings and liaise with NDIS planners as required
  • Create and complete goal setting and outcome based plans for customers
  • Collaborate with customers, families, providers, health professionals and other stakeholders.

You are an advocate for people living with disability with the following experience and capabilities:

  • Understanding of the NDIS and NDIS participant plans
  • Proven ability to work positively with people to reach their individual goals
  • Have a person centred and outcome focused approach
  • The ability to meet KPI’s in relation to billable hours
  • Good business acumen
  • Working knowledge of finance e.g. Budgets, P&Ls
  • Proven ability to relate to key stakeholders including customers, members, donors, other service providers and partners
  • An ability to think “out of the box”
  • Skilled and professional leader and manager who is a highly energetic, achievement oriented person with exceptional leadership, communication, people and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability in leading and managing a team of professionals in an organisation which has a strong sense of its vision and purpose, strives for excellence in delivering quality service and products, and rewards staff for their commitment
  • Strong database management skills
  • Industry relevant formal qualifications
  • Unrestricted NSW driver’s licence and access to a motor vehicle

SCIA offers:

  • A flexible family friendly work environment
  • Ongoing training and development
  • A health and wellbeing program
  • A competitive remuneration package including PBI salary packaging options
  • On-site parking and a great location.

If you are interested in this rewarding and challenging opportunity please send a covering letter explaining your interest in this role and our organisation, and your CV, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Jodie on 02 8347 3005 for more information.

Successful candidates are required to complete pre-employment screening including a criminal background check.  


 

Community Services Coordinator

  • Work for a leading national non-profit organisation
  • Be part of a passionate and person centred team
  • Full-time role based at Little Bay, Sydney

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is a member-based national Social Enterprise that promotes independence and provides services to people with a spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities to assist them to get 'back on track' and achieve their goals. Working together with our customers, we assist in the elimination of barriers that prevent social inclusion for people with a spinal cord injury and other physical disability, ensuring that the society in which we live is accessible in every way.

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team in Little Bay as a Community Services Coordinator.  The Community Services Coordinator will positively engage with our customers and assist them to actively identify, plan and access various supports and services available to them.

You will:

  • Provide case management to identified customers 
  • Provide direct support coordination and plan management/financial intermediary services for our NDIS customers 
  • Attend NDIS planning meetings and liaise with NDIS planners as required 
  • Create and complete goal setting and outcome based plans for customers 
  • Collaborate with customers, families, providers, medical practitioners and other stakeholders.

You are an advocate for people living with disability with the following experience and capabilities:

  • Understanding of the NDIS and NDIS participant plans
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills
  • Good financial acumen including the ability to review and explain financial statements 
  • Proven ability to work positively with people to reach their individual goals 
  • Excellent documentation skills in particular case records and incident planning and reporting
  • Have a person centred and outcome focused approach 
  • The ability to meet KPI’s in relation to billable hours 
  • Industry relevant formal qualifications or training 
  • Case management / case worker experience 
  • Unrestricted NSW driver’s licence.  

SCIA offers a flexible, supportive and friendly work environment and an attractive remuneration package including PBI salary packaging options.

If you are interested in this rewarding and challenging opportunity please send a covering letter explaining your interest in this role and our organisation, and your CV, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Jodie on 02 8347 3005 for more information.

Successful candidates are required to complete pre-employment screening including a criminal background check.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.  


Physiotherapist

  • Work for a leading national non-profit organisation
  • Full-time position based at the Whitten Oval Sporting Complex Footscray West
  • Excellent induction program, training & support

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is a member-based national social enterprise that promotes independence and provides services to people with a spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities to assist them to get 'back on track' and achieve their goals. Working together with our clients, we assist in the elimination of barriers that prevent social inclusion for people with a spinal cord injury and other physical disability, ensuring that the society in which we live is accessible in every way.

SCIA is looking for an outstanding Physiotherapist to join our NeuroMoves team in Melbourne.

NeuroMoves provides a suite of exercise services for people with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability. NeuroMoves offers the opportunity for people to improve their functional capacity, acquire new skills, prevent secondary health complications and increase their independence and overall health, fitness and well-being in a welcoming, motivating and supportive environment. NeuroMoves is currently operating in Brisbane, Sydney Melbourne, Lismore, Adelaide and Perth.

The Physiotherapist will work autonomously under the guidance of their supervisor, manage a case load of clients with varying conditions, assess individual client needs and set goals accordingly, provide guidance to less experienced staff and prepare reports/plans for clients, medical and health professionals and external funding agencies.

To succeed in the role you will have the following experience, attributes and capabilities:

  • Tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy.
  • The drive to meet billable hour/revenue targets.
  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Proven clinical experience with excellent clinical reasoning skills.
  • Experience in working as part of a team, ideally in a rehabilitation or community based setting.
  • An ability to encourage and support clients with an empathic, positive approach.
  • Strong written, administration, organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to be involved in work of a highly physical nature.
  • Passionate about working with neurological populations.

SCIA has a great culture and so we are looking for someone who will fit well into our team by having a positive attitude, strong relationship building skills and a passion for improving the circumstances of marginalised and disadvantaged people.

SCIA offers a flexible, supportive and friendly work environment and an attractive remuneration package including PBI salary packaging options.

If you are interested in this rewarding and challenging opportunity please send a covering letter explaining your interest in this role and our organisation, and your CV, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Jodie on 02 8347 3005 for more information.

We thank all applicants in advance as only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The successful applicant will need to provide a National Police Check and Working with Children Check clearance.


 

 

Board Director Vacancy

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is a leading social enterprise committed to ensuring ongoing empowerment and independence for people living with a spinal cord injury in the community.  We are passionate about continually improving our service offerings and driving innovation to provide maximum opportunity for those whose lives are affected by traumatic injury.

About the Role

SCIA is seeking a voluntary board member who has the capability to contribute to the effective governance of the organisation that will in turn make a difference in achieving the SCIA mission.

The board works to monitor and improve organisational performance, identify and implement growth opportunities and achieve results aligned with the organisations 2020 Vision.

The skills and experience we currently seek in a new Director include:

  • Expertise in scaling organisations to a high level of success
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector
  • A direct or indirect understanding of disability
  • Strategic marketing and networking skills
  • An understanding of the NDIS and relevant legislation
  • A commitment to social justice
  • Governance experience and/or an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Business acumen

As a national organisation, SCIA invites expressions of interest from professionals across Australia. The Board meets on the last Thursday of the month from 4 to 6pm at Little Bay. If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity please email your expression of interest to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or contact Brad O'Hara, Chairman on 1800 819 775 for more information.


Community Fundraising Collectors

SCIA is looking for committed and outgoing individuals to join our team to collect donations and raise awareness for people whose lives are affected by traumatic injury. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the cause and enjoy having conversations. If you are interested in this opportunity please email your CV, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Jenny on 1800 819 775 for more information.

Successful candidates are required to complete pre-employment screening including a criminal background check.

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