Monday, 6 July 2015

Positions Vacant - Down Syndrome NSW




Down Syndrome NSW is currently looking for passionate, energetic and committed individuals to fill casual Community Connector positions in its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Disability Support Organisation (DSO) Capacity Building Project.
The NDIS DSO Capacity Building Project team will be setting up local chapters of the Up! Club group, across various locations around New South Wales.

The goal of each local Up! Club group will be to build the social networks and capacity of people with Down syndrome or another intellectual disability, and their families to:
  • Exercise choice and control
  • Effectively engage with the NDIS
  • Effectively engage with mainstream programs, services and activities
  • Increase opportunities for independence, self-management and community inclusion.
1. Community Connector – Western Sydney and Blue MountainsThis position involves establishing and coordinating two chapters of the Up! Club social group for adults with Down syndrome or another intellectual disability in the Western Sydney and Blue Mountains region.

The successful applicant will be based in the Western Sydney / Blue Mountains region, with strong networks in the local community.

The position is approximately 20 hours (2-3 days) per month – mainly weekends.

2. Community Connector – Far North Coast This position involves establishing and coordinating two chapters of the Up! Club social group for adults with Down syndrome or another intellectual disability on the Far North Coast of NSW.

The successful applicant will be based on the Far North Coast, with strong networks in the local community.

The position is approximately 10 hours (1-2 days) per month – mainly weekends.

3. Community Connector – Mid North Coast This position involves establishing and coordinating two chapters of the Up! Club social group for adults with Down syndrome or another intellectual disability on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

The successful applicant will be based on the Mid North Coast, with strong networks in the local community.

The position is approximately 10 hours (1-2 days) per month – mainly weekends.

For more information:
If you would like an information package please email admin@dsansw.org.au – specifying the position that you would like information about in the email subject line.

Applications close Friday 24 July 2015.

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