APS5 Planner Early Childhood

Job Description

Our participants, Our people, Our purpose

Currently, there are around 4.3 million Australians with a disability. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) implements the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is one of the biggest social reforms in the country since Medicare. As an Agency, we support more than 600,000 participants with a significant and permanent disability, and the families and carers of those living with disability. For many Australians, this will be the first time they receive the disability support they need. The NDIA is designed to enhance the quality of life and increase economic and social participation for people with disability and will mean a peace of mind for every Australian. 

A new role awaits

The National Early Childhood Branch is currently seeking APS 5 Planners. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team dedicated to improving outcomes for children with disability and developmental delay and their families.

As an APS 5 Early Childhood Planner, you will ensure participants younger than 9 years old, and their families, receive supports to achieve their goals and desired outcomes.   

Where you can add value

As an APS 5 Early Childhood Planner you will communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You will need to be attentive towards the principles, standards and timelines set out in the Participant Service Charter which outlines the NDIA’s commitment to Early Childhood participants. 

You will do this by:
  • Reviewing participant information and evidence collated by families, representatives, and our Early Childhood partners to deliver best practice supports for children and their families
  • Finalising participant plans, including reviewing, updating and approving funded support within plans in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and practice guidance
  • Having quality planning conversations with families detailing planning decisions and the NDIA Early Childhood Approach. 

For further information on this role please refer to the corresponding position description. 

This recruitment exercise will be utilised for current vacancies and the establishment of a Merit List for any future opportunities that may occur. 

*Please note – Affirmative Measures provisions are also open for these positions. The affirmative measure positions are to improve employment opportunities for people with disability and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  people in the Australian Public Service. They are open only to people with disability or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. 

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

We are searching for candidates who can demonstrate:
•    a positive contemporary attitude to people with disability
•    adaptable communication and interpersonal skills
•    ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
•    the ability to work within a dynamic fast paced environment and work to deadlines/ tight timeframes
•    high levels of integrity and professionalism to support our values and mission.

For more information on NDIS including our values, capabilities and behaviours along with our application process, please refer to our website. 

Your NDIA Experience

We work as one team. We are accepting, diverse and driven. We take a shared approach to making progress. We welcome and support each other and encourage different ideas, insights and opinions. We empower and enable each other to be our best. We collaborate, connect and work together to create a workplace that makes us proud. And while we are based far and wide across the country, we make sure nobody feels they are out on their own.

  • You will work for a socially inclusive and culturally diverse workplace, that is making a meaningful impact to the lives of more than 600,000 Australians.
  • Access to higher superannuation and above market leave entitlements
  • Competitive remuneration and working conditions that support a positive work life balance
  • Access to ongoing professional development and learning

While this role is ideally performed from the listed locations remote working arrangements may be considered. We intend to fill this role in an ongoing capacity, however non-ongoing roles up to 12 months may be offered. 

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment National Police History check, Worker Screening check and/or Working with Children Check (where required) and provide evidence of Australian Citizenship.

Applications for this role close 04 December 2023 - AEDT 11.30pm

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Schwarzer via email julie.schwarzer@ndis.gov.au

Please note: Due to the upcoming Reduce Activity Period it is expected that candidates may not receive outcomes of their application until early to mid-January 2024. We thank you for your patience and understanding and advise that we will provide updates to applicants at the earliest opportunity.

With the exception of personal details, applications can NOT be edited or updated once submitted for consideration. Please make sure you are completely satisfied with your entire application before submitting.

NDIA is committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and welcomes and encourages applications from People with Disability (PwD), First Nations peoples, LGBTIQA+ people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, Mature age workers, as well as young workers and supporting an inter-generational workforce and supporting gender equity and families. NDIA will provide reasonable adjustments for candidates to participate equitably in the recruitment process and discuss workplace adjustments to fulfil the inherent requirements of the role.

RecruitAbility applies to this position: The RecruitAbility scheme supports people with disability applying for jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS) by giving you a better opportunity to put forward your skills and experience during the selection process.

The health and safety of workers, Participants and other visitors in our offices is our highest priority. Some roles within the National Disability Insurance Agency are covered by government Health Orders or Directives that require mandatory vaccinations.