Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1975

Support Coordinator

About the Role
  • Seeking a Support Coordinator to join our expanding multidisciplinary allied health team in Karratha, Western Australia.

    The Support Coordinator must understand the role of the mainstream service system and NDIS legislation and rules including provisions relating to reasonable and necessary supports. They must understand the NDIS legislation and rules including provisions relating to reasonable and necessary supports. They will also be responsible for assessing a number of mainstream, community, informal and provider options and arranging any assessments required to determine the nature and type of funding required.
Experience & Skills
  • Possess a qualification in a relevant field preferably Social Work and registration with relevant practicing body
  • Current C Class drivers licence with the ability to travel within the region, with possible overnight stays
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Successful Criminal Record Screening Clearance
  • Completion of 100-point identification check
  • Competence with word processing and data entry
  • Ability to manage own time effectively
  • Experience and competence in working with children and children with disabilities
  • Ability to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
What's on Offer
  • Full time position preferable. Also open to part timers. The role allows the clinician to have flexibility over their work days and times. This means it is applicable for someone wishing to work full time, parents with school aged children who need to be home after school or during the holidays, those working around a roster or any other requirements.
  • Competitive remuneration above award rate
  • Comprehensive progression portfolio
  • Extra Week North West Leave Allowance after 12 months of continuous service
  • Structured supervision plan in place
  • Access to further relocation support and professional development support to eligible applicants through Rural Health West
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara

Pilbara

The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.