NDIS Coordinator

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 13/06/2024 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 16448

Reference: 16448

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Extensive investment in facilities and people supporting our significant service expansion
  • Free On-site Parking – TEH Only
  • Salary $120,598.40  to $145,412.80 (Subject to Experience and Classification)+11% Super + Benefits
  • Salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you're passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

Thomas Embling Hospital,located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne city centre.Due to our announced expansion, we have a need for experienced, like-minded professionals to join our team. Thomas Embling Hospital is a secure mental health facility, a 134-bed hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation, and continuing care programs. With planned expansion commencing 2024 with a significant increase in access to care, we will have a dedicated Women's service and an additional medium secure men's facility. Now is the time to join us!

You may also be required to attend at, and travel between, other Forensicare sites from time to time.

About the Role:

The NDIS Coordinator role will work closely with consumers/patients, their families, patient's multidisciplinary care teams (MDT) and other relevant stakeholder to facilitate complex multi-agency discharge planning. The NDIS Coordinator will develop systems to ensure the discharge planning remains a priority throughout the consumer's stay ensuring timely access to disability support service and other relevant support services.


  • Demonstrated commitment to consumer mental health recovery.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of forensic mental health and its interface with the NDIS, forensic disability services and the broader service system.
  • Demonstrated awareness of relevant legislation, such as The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act), Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022, Corrections Act 1986, The Sentencing Act, Crimes(Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 and their application to clinical practice.  
  • Knowledge and awareness of the key NDIS policy and processes applicable to the cohort such as the Applied Principles and Tables of Support (APTOS).

About You:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.
  • Convey clinical information of a high professional standard in both oral and written formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organisational skills.
  • Dynamic and innovative approach to problem solving.

What you need:

  • Hold a relevant tertiary qualification as per minimum credentialing and scope of practice requirements in any professional modalities listed below.
    • Hold a Social Work degree and be eligible for AASW membership.
    • Hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent, and possess current  registration with AHPRA.
    • Hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology or Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APAC accredited course or its equivalent.
    • Qualifications in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of all our team members.
  • Well defined career pathways existing across our Directorates with multi-disciplined Teams.
  • Salary Packaging Options available – Mortgage, Rent, Car, Expenses
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based support to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance through employee recognition.
  • Access to an employee assistance program—an external, confidential, self-referral employee well-being program for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological, peer support and critical incidence response programs.

For more information on Careers at Forensicare, visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers

*Please Note - Applications will be reviewed and Interviewed as they are received.


  • Influenza and Immunisation requirements specific to position Infection Control requirements
  • This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce that reflects our community. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion, and fairness and promotes behaviours that are always consistent with these values. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free environment.


NDIS Coordinator

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Louise Gallagher - (04) 3542 9912

NDIS Coordinator