Manager – Community Linking and Access Service

Employer: SANDBAG Inc.

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 29 November 2019

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Manager – Community Linking and Access Service

SANDBAG is a highly regarded,independent, not-for-profit community organisation with offices in Sandgate and Bracken Ridge. We are seeking an experienced disability services professional to lead our Community Linking and Access Service.

  • Opportunity to progress your career in a leadership role with a highly regarded and progressive NGO.
  • Generous salary package level 4 or 5 of the SCHADS Award dependent on demonstrated level of skills and experience.
  • This a part time position, 25 hours per week with the possibility of an extension of hours with the growth of the program.
  • Work within school hours – we are a flexible workplace.

About SANDBAG Inc.

SANDBAG(Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group) offers a range of services tothe community including skills, training and employment pathways,counselling, disability services, crisis support, community activities and events. We strive to assist individuals and groups to access a safe space, resolve crisis, break social isolation, access health and community services, and build community.

SANDBAG values the importance of relationships and a collaborative approach. The value and importance of community is at the heart of our work as we strive to fulfil Our Vision of a Fair Inclusive Sustainable Local Community.

SANDBAG’s Community Linking and Access Service (CLAS) is committed to assisting people with a disability to take an active role in their local community. People are supported to access a range of activities and events and through this community involvement, connections and relationships are formed.

We are currently seeking an experienced, values driven professional to manage and coordinate our CLAS program.

Key criteria to be successful in the role:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with people with a disability with complex needs
  • Relevantqualifications and or experience in Not For Profit community-based organisations and/or local/state government entities in the delivery of human services.
  • A well-developed understanding and knowledge of community participation and the legislation and standards for supporting people with a disability, particularly within the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission requirements
  • Experience in supervising a staff team and staff recruitment; work allocation and rostering.
  • Ability to devise and implement strategies for staff retention and workforce planning.
  • The ability to coordinate all aspects of support for participants including service entry and exit; risk identification; participant, family and department liaison within the NDIS framework.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records to ensure legislative compliance with the NDIS standards.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use IT systems including Microsoft Office
  • Completed NDIS Workers Orientation Module.
  • Ability to obtain positive Working with Children (Blue Card) notice and Yellow Card exemption, and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.

To apply submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the key criteria of the role and and include your resume.

For further information on the role or for a copy of the position description, please contact Natalie Meynink Lead Quality Advisor ph: 3269 0277 or email

Applications will be considered as they arrive, so early application will be advantageous.

SANDBAGstrives to employ people who reflect the diversity of the individuals and communities we work with. People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and People with a Disability are encouraged to apply.


Address: 77 Bracken St
Suburb: Bracken Ridge
Postcode: 4017


Name: Natalie Meynink

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