The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program is a Commonwealth funded service to address the barriers that people with disability face, in successfully accessing and completing post-school education and training, and subsequent employment. For more information please click here: About the roleWe currently now have a unique opportunity for a National Disability Coordination Officer to join our wider team. The role is a full-time contract till June 2022 at this stage and can be based anywhere within Gippsland but must be prepared to travel throughout the region.The National Disability Coordination Officer has three key objectives to be achieved for the NDCO Program:Improved linkages between schools, Tertiary Education providers, employment service providers and providers of disability programs and assistance at all government levelsImproved transitions for people with disability between school / community and Tertiary Education, and then to subsequent employmentImproved participation by people with disability in Tertiary Education, and subsequent employmentWorking within a National Strategic Plan, you will work collaboratively across the NDCO network on 4 key priorities.Priority 1: Identify Gaps and BarriersPriority 2: Policy, Research and Good PracticePriority 3: Escalate and AdvocatePriority 4: Enable High PerformanceKey Responsibilities include:Establish and maintain sustainable networks and strengthen links with and between all key stakeholdersSupport existing networks to incorporate a disability focus, address key issues and effect changeImprove knowledge among stakeholders about opportunities for collaboration and coordination between programs and stakeholdersLink and collaborate with NDCOs at the regional, state and national level, particularly with NDCOs in the adjacent regions About youOur ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong project management experience who will work strategically to generate education and employment outcomes for people living with disability. This role will require well developed interpersonal skills to build relationships with government, community and education stakeholders. You will also come with:Previous experience leading and driving projects in the NFP sectorHave an interest/knowledge of the challenges facing people with disability in the higher education, training and employment sectorsSound demonstrated report writing skillsAbility to coordinate the flow of information across a broad range of sectorsProven ability to work independently and within a team environmentEffective time management and organisational skillsBe willing to travel throughout the regionMust be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children, and of children with diverse needs and/or backgrounds On OfferIn addition to a highly competitive salary package, SkillsPlus offers numerous benefits such as salary sacrifice, salary continuance, purchase of additional annual leave and corporate health insurance.To demonstrate your interest in this role please submit a cover letter and up to date resume outlining your relevant experience as per the advertisement above. About UsFor more than 40 years our Community Solutions Group via Skills Plus in Victoria offer a pathway through education, training and employment. We support people to gain the knowledge and skills to make a difference in their lives through education and finding and keeping a job.As part of the wider group we offer employment services as well disability, training services, NDIS and youth programs across regional and metropolitan Victoria and South Australia adding further opportunity and benefit to our customers. 80000 AUD Traralgon 3844