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Recruiting staff for NDIS HQ in Geelong



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SENATOR THE HON MITCH FIFIELD ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESS IN THE SENATE SENATOR FOR VICTORIA

THE HON MARY WOOLDRIDGE MP MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, COMMUNITY SERVICES, DISABILITY SERVICES AND REFORM

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20 September 2013

Recruiting staff for NDIS HQ in Geelong   

The agency delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme has begun recruiting staff to work in a variety of operational, corporate coordination and administrative roles in its new National Office in Geelong.

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, said staff had the opportunity to play a key part in the work towards the full implementation of the scheme.

“The National Office is responsible for driving innovation and building the sector to support the needs of people with disability,” Senator Fifield said.

“It plays a key role working with governments in the transition from launch to the full scheme.

“Staff will have the opportunity to be involved in the design of services and quality standards for the scheme, helping ensure people with disability are effectively supported to participate in social and economic life.

“The National Office also performs key functions such as managing the coordination of all legal, corporate and financial support for the network. The new office in Geelong is expected to be up and running early next year, and will initially employ approximately 100 people.

“The Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, has been a strong advocate of locating the NDIS National Office in Geelong.”

Once it is fully rolled out, the scheme will provide support for around 460,000 people who have a significant and permanent disability.

Victorian Minister for Disability Services and Reform, Mary Wooldridge, welcomed the recruitment of staff for the National Office and the economic boost it would give to Geelong.

“It has been estimated that the National Office will provide an economic benefit to the region of up to $34 million per annum,” Ms Wooldridge said. “This is one of the major reasons that the Victorian Coalition Government advocated for it to be situated in Geelong and committed $25 million towards its establishment costs.”

Information about the jobs, including how to apply, is available at http://www.disabilitycareaustralia.gov.au/about-us/jobs-disabilitycare-australia