LAC Team Leader - Tamworth

Job No: VIN1190
Location: Tamworth

Are you interested in leading a team that supports one of the largest social reforms in Australia empowering individuals and building inclusive communities?

  • Full time (38 hrs per week) Maximum term contract until June 2019.
  • From $73k p.a - (Level 5 - SCHCADS Award) plus access to generous salary packaging up to $18,000pa +9.5% super
  • Base location: Tamworth

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.


 About the Service

The Society delivers essential Local Area Coordination (LAC) services as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout in NSW. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a significant change in Australia’s ways of providing disability support with a focus on individual goals, choice, social inclusion and building capacity. NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The Role

As an LAC Team Leader you will be responsible for the day to day oversight and leadership of a team of Local Area Coordinators. This role will ensure effective leadership, supervision and support is provided in the delivery of the service, meet targets, and to facilitate a professional and positive workplace culture.

In addition and importantly, the Team Leader will work as part of a broader leadership team in partnership with the District and Senior Operations Manager to ensure a level of consistency and integrity across the program.

You will be expected to actively participate in forums and networks to support the ongoing development of the LAC program.

You also will be expected to take on Local Area Coordination, working directly with NDIS participants, their families, carers and communities to support them to access NDIA through Design and implementation of individual plans.

You will have the opportunity to receive ongoing professional development and training within your role, giving you the skills to make a difference and help build the capacity for all Australians to control their own life and destiny.

Please read the Position Description here.


The successful Team Leader candidates will have:

  • Relevant qualifications and demonstrated experience working in the human services sector

  • Strong understanding of key principles of the NDIS for participants and communities.

  • Experience implementing person centered approaches and other contemporary disability and community services practices.

  • Experience leading a team including coaching mentoring and sound knowledge of WH&S legislation.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, analyze, problem solve and contribute to consistent, yet innovative work practices.

  • Ethical, inclusive and non-judgmental attitude towards others.

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication (including report writing), interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Understanding of the key principals, philosophy and opportunities of the NDIS for Participants.

  • Ability to adapt and support others in a changing environment and ability to prioritize competing demands.

  • Willingness to adhere to the mission and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and Code of Conduct

  • Ability to manage workflows, meet deadlines and achieve targets as an individual and through leadership across a team.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Eg Word, Excel) and experience working with client information systems.

  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to undertake regular travel.

Lived experience of disability will be highly regarded

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 

  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.

  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.

  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.


Want to know more about this role? Please contact LAC District manager - New England – Warren Sullivan on or by phone 0432003259.

If you have issues submitting your application, please contact Recruitment team on quoting Team leader - Tamworth.


Don't wait, Apply now! Please submit your application today attaching your Resume and answering to the questions below.


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St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.


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