Job opportunities

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, work collaboratively with committed and passionate people and have real opportunities for professional development, then we encourage you to join our team.


Positions Available

Practice Coordinator: QLD Hospital Discharge and Housing project

About the role

The purpose of this position is to build relationships and skills within discharge planning in the evolving NDIS environment, focused on three HHSs in SE Qld: Metro South, West Moreton and Gold Coast.

Responsibilities & Duties include:

  • Local coordination of engagement activities with key Health Services staff, for the purpose of completing successful needs analyses
  • Contribute to customised program and resource design to address identified gaps in skills and knowledge about NDIS processes, and promote a collaborative discharge approach for patients with complex support needs awaiting discharge
  • Assist patients to identify suitable vacancies though on-line platforms such as The Housing Hub
  • Facilitate process for patients to connect to appropriate housing options
  • Deliver training, mentoring and consultancy advice to discharge planning workforce across the three HHSs, supporting a ‘train the trainer’ approach where possible, to create a sustainable discharge for health providers in working with NDIS participants
  • Implement training evaluation and contribute to project documentation and reporting
  • Recruitment of membership to the Leaving Hospital Well’ ‘community of practice’, contributing content and overseeing effective networking and communication

Skills & Experience include:

  • Experience working directly with people with disability who have complex and high support needs, particularly those who are in hospital, shared supported accommodation, residential aged care (RAC) and/or at risk of entry to RAC
  • An undergraduate allied health degree such as social work, occupational therapy, speech pathology, neuropsychology, psychology, or equivalent experience
  • More than 2 year’s experience working in the disability, health or welfare sectors
  • A working knowledge of the NDIS, its framework, structure and practice
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage with allied health and clinical care health staff
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, including a pro-active approach to individual problems, through to systemic advocacy
  • Experience in training and mentoring other professionals in the area of disability/health

Applications close 3 February 2020.

Applications will be considered as they arrive, with an intention to hire as soon as a suitable applicant is found. You can view the full position description here.

To apply please email stephanie.press@summerfoundation.org.au

People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.


Community Engagement Coordinator – Housing Matching (SYD)


About the role

The Housing Matching Team works nationally with Specialist Disability Accommodation Providers and people living with disability to allow these people to live independently, often for the first time.

We are working on many projects with some amazing SDA Providers and we have the opportunity to hire an Engagement Expert to join our team! 

This exciting role, in a rapidly moving start up, will drive and lead our NSW Engagement Initiatives and be our primary representative at Community Engagements, Presentations, Information Sessions, Forums and Conferences. 

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work with people with disability, their families, supporters and professionals in the sector to connect them with newly built housing.  This will be an extremely busy role – which will require extensive travel around NSW and sometimes interstate. 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Developing an engagement plan to identify potential SDA tenants across Sydney and conversion to applicants for SDA Properties
  • Execute Engagement Plan by undertaking engagement activities yourself and with TMS Project Coordinators
  • Develop Collateral to execute the Engagement Plan
  • Pass qualified leads to TMS Project Coordinators
  • Cultivate strong individual relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and health services sectors
  • Recording of engagement activities, outcomes and regular reporting on effectiveness of plan
  • Collect information about market need and community demand

Skills & Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in marketing, advertising, public relations, business or similar
  • 10+ years’ experience in sales/and or engagement roles
  • Outbound sales experience
  • Development and implementation of Community Engagement Programs in the Sydney Market
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable)
  • Employment subject to National Police History Check
  • Full Driving License

To apply via Seek click here, or view the full position description here.

People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.


Project Coordinator – Housing Matching (VIC)


About the role

The Summer Foundation’s Housing Matching Team works nationally with Specialty Disability Accommodation Providers and people living with disability through our Tenancy Matching Service to allow these people to live independently, often for the first time.

Currently our fast moving and dynamic team is looking for a passionate, driven and energetic team member in Victoria to manage Tenancy Matching projects on the ground.

The Project Coordinator will engage people with disability, their families, supporters and professionals in the sector to connect them with newly built housing.  This pivotal role is a lynchpin between people with disabilities and the providers. The Coordinator educates stakeholders on the new model of housing and facilitates a selection process on behalf of the providers supporting both the housing applicants and the provider throughout the whole process.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Delivery of Engagement Strategies including, facilitation of workshops and community promotion (specific to particular SDA builds as well as the ongoing promotion of The Housing Hub website).
  • Cultivating strong individual relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector.
  • Engagement of people with disability who have complex needs and their informal and formal support networks, to promote the opportunity of independent living at new SDA builds and assist them through the application process.
  • Development of applicant summary reports as required.
  • Provision of advice to SDA providers regarding the promotion of their properties, support to applicants, final selection of applicants as required.
  • Support and advice to relevant stakeholders in relation to the development of housing plans for NDIS participants.
  • Participation in regular meetings, including planning meetings, with Summer Foundation Housing Team and SDA providers.
  • Collect information about market need and community demand.
  • Other tasks as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in the disability sector working with people with complex needs.
  • Previous experience in the disability/corporate sector in a business role.
  • Community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable experience).
  • Experience in housing vacancy management (desirable experience).
  • Advanced Technical knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Confident public speaker.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines.
  • Advocacy skills

To apply via Seek click here, or view the full position description here.

People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.


Project Coordinator – Housing Matching (WA)

About the role

The Summer Foundation’s Housing Matching Team works nationally with Specialty Disability Accommodation Providers and people living with disability through our Tenancy Matching Service to allow these people to live independently, often for the first time.

Currently our fast moving and dynamic team is looking for a passionate, driven and energetic team member in WA to manage Tenancy Matching projects on the ground. The Project Coordinator will engage people with disability, their families, supporters and professionals in the sector to connect them with newly built housing. 

This pivotal role is a lynchpin between people with disabilities and the providers. The Coordinator educates stakeholders on the new model of housing and facilitates a selection process on behalf of the providers supporting both the housing applicants and the provider throughout the whole process.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Delivery of engagement strategies including facilitation of workshops, information sessions and conferences
  • Cultivate strong individual relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector
  • Engagement of people with disability who have complex needs and their support networks, to promote the opportunity of independent living at Specialist Disability Accommodation builds and assist them through the whole process
  • Development and presentation of reports as required
  • Support and advice to stakeholders in relation to the development of housing plans for NDIS participants
  • Advice to Specialist Disability Accommodation Providers with regards to the promotion of their properties

Skills & Experience

  • You must be a confident public speaker
  • You must have Allied Health or disability experience or relevant qualifications 
  • Exposure to working on projects with deadlines
  • You should have experience working in the disability sector working and/or with people with complex needs
  • You could have community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder engagement
  • It would be great if you had knowledge of NDIS, SDA housing environment
  • You should have an advanced knowledge of the Google Drive and Microsoft Office Skills 
  • You will have excellent Verbal, written and presentation skills
  • You will definitely have great organisational skills

To apply via Seek click here or view the full position description here.

People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.


Company Secretary (Volunteer) 

We are seeking a (volunteer) Company Secretary to join our team. The role will be reporting to the Chair and as directed CEO, and will be responsible for the efficient administration of the organisation, particularly ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

View the full Position Description here.

Please submit your application, including CV and a written response to the selection criteria to: carolyn.finis@summerfoundation.org.au 

Please direct any role enquiries to: 
Carolyn Finis
Chief Operating Officer
T 03 9894 7006 


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