Join Our Team!
At Valued Lives we know that it’s our people that make us great.
If you are ready for a career where you’ll be challenged and inspired, as well as work with creative and dedicated people, then please read on.
Who we are?
Valued Lives is a values-driven, peer-led community organisation enabling people to live valued lives in local communities.
Our Board’s membership is made from individuals and families who either use our supports and services or support our vision and values.
With a strong commitment to promoting social inclusion and empowering people to have real choice, real control and a genuine voice in the design, planning and delivery of their own supports and services, Valued Lives, established in 2013, continues to grow and develop.
What we look for in Valued Lives’ team members
We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion and your drive. Valued Lives is people focused and our flexible approach will help you to succeed in a rewarding career.
Valued Lives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and firmly believe varied viewpoints and experiences strengthen our organisation. Being a peer-led organisation, we encourage people with disability or lived experience to join us.
When you work with the Valued Lives team, you become part of a much bigger picture. Whatever role you play, you will have the opportunity to really make a difference for the individuals we support and their families.
We look for candidates with the right skills, knowledge and experience required for the job. We also look for candidates that show how their motivation fits our philosophy, purpose and values. While skills, knowledge and experience matter, we often go beyond this – values are key!
Become a Support Worker and/or Business Assistant at Valued Lives
Being a Support Worker
You will provide individualised supports within an individual’s home and community. This may include supporting someone with personal care, support to attend appointments and participate in community or work-based activities. The ultimate aim is providing the individual with the right supports to enable them to live at home and in their community as independently as possible.
Being a Business Assistant
You will provide individual Innovative Employment business owners assistance with a range of skills that ultimately work to facilitate increased capacity and community connection in line with their passions and goals for their Innovative Employment. This can be through developing a schedule of activities and events, assistance with social media and technology, in-person or online sales, customer engagement and product creation or service delivery.
Both Support workers and Business Assistants also work with individuals to build confidence, connections and friendships and become active within their local community.
Ultimately, you will provide person-centered support to help people to live their own life and achieve their goals, dreams and aspirations.
We will also provide you with induction and orientation along with ongoing training.
As a Support Worker, shifts will depend on the individual you are supporting. They may include daytime and night-time shifts, weekdays and weekends or sleepovers. We work together to find a placement which works around your availability. We also offer terrific rates!
As a Business Assistant we accept applications on a rolling basis, based on your suitability and skillset. When submitting your application please highlight skills you have that you think would be useful in this role and we will try to match you with a suitable Innovative Employment business owner currently seeking support.
If Valued Lives sounds like it is an organisation you’d like to work with – please click on the link below and submit your application now. Our team will review your application and be in touch soon
Become a Support Coordinator at Valued Lives
It can be overwhelming having an NDIS plan and having a choice is important in making sure people get the support they need, how and when they need it. The reality of coordinating supports effectively can be quite complex and support coordination is designed to minimise the complexity of negotiating with service providers, government agencies and mainstream services.
Our Support Coordination service is delivered by experienced and highly skilled Support Coordinators, many who have a family member with an NDIS plan. Our service is based on developing a strong relationship with the people we help, to assist them in strengthening their ability to coordinate and choose the supports they need to participate fully in life and their community.
Being a Support Coordinator
You will have experience and expertise in planning and support coordination, a thorough understanding of the NDIS along with the ability to engage, build and maintain healthy, trusting relationships with the people you are supporting. You are proactive and motivated with a desire to build capacity and ensure the best outcomes for the people you are helping.
If joining a team of passionate and supportive Support Coordination professionals, dedicated to their field resonates with you, please click on the link below and submit your application now. Our team will review your application and be in touch soon.
Become a Network Advisor at Valued Lives
Our Network Advisors work with individuals and their families to implement their NDIS funded supports and services in the way they choose. These services are provided to the people we support in their home and community, helping them to live as independently as possible.
Being a Network Advisor
You can deliver creative supports to individuals and are familiar with the NDIS. You work well in what can, at times, be a demanding, changing environment and can successfully coordinate a team.
Working alongside the Network Manager you will deliver high-quality support to assist people with implementation of their NDIS plans using a creative and individualised approach, as well as sourcing appropriate mentors to work with individuals to reach their goals. You also have the ability to build on informal supports, resolve points of crisis and capacity build the people you support within their own network and community.
If joining a team of professional, passionate and supportive Network Advisors, dedicated to their field, resonates with you, please click on the link below and submit your application now. Our team will review your application and be in touch soon.
How to Apply
We are a values-based organisation. One of the most important things for the people we support is your personality and where your values fit. There are all kinds of Support Coordinators with different skills and experience and individuals can be supported in a variety of different ways.
You must respect that it is the individual’s life, assist them to achieve their goals, be able to work together with the person you’re supporting and with the people in that person’s life, support and promote self-direction, choice and control, keep supports personal, be respectful of others’ beliefs, be flexible to life changes and encourage community connection.
Further skills and experience required will depend on the individual that is to be supported.
- A current NDIS Worker Clearance
We can assist with this if you do not yet have a clearance. It will require applying for the clearance through the Department of Transport Direct Portal (DoTDirect) and then attending a DoT centre with appropriate identification.
- A current driver’s licence
- A suitable and safe road worthy vehicle with comprehensive insurance
- Certificate of Completion of the NDIS Code of Conduct training: Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality Safety and You’. Follow this link to access the training: Quality, Safety and You
- Certificate of Completion of a COVID or Infection Control Module. If you do not hold a current certificate, you can visit the Department of Health’s website to access their online module at no cost: COVID Infection Control Training
- Be a resident of Australia for taxation purposes, or hold an appropriate working VISA
- A current Working with Children Check or ability to obtain a WWCC if required.
We look for unique individuals who:
- Have a demonstrated ability to work with people and network
- Have an ability to work within a team and be creative
- Have good written and verbal communication skills
- Have impeccable integrity and work ethics
- Have the ability to think outside the box
If you require further information regarding our recruitment process, please contact email@example.com.
1. Communications and Social Media Officer
Marketing Communications (Marketing & Communications)
$77,000 – $84,000 per year
We are seeking to fill the role of Communications and Social Media Officer. Reporting to the CEO this role will have oversight of all internal and external communication (including highly sensitive information) for the organisation. The role will be required to:
- Manage the content for the monthly newsletter.
- Create relevant content for promoting Valued Lives programs.
- Seek opportunities for positive social media coverage and develop content and articles for external and internal publications.
- Manage and grow our social media platforms.
- Create and schedule content for various social media platforms.
- Monitor and respond to posts, messages, and comments on social media in a timely manner.
- Ensure all social media accounts are active with regular posts.
- Continuously review and edit content to ensure it is accurate and relevant.
Key duties include:
- Assist the CEO with high-level and sensitive communications.
- Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders relevant to the role.
- Coordinate the internal and external communications and social media content for Valued Lives.
- Work closely with the Executive team and other program areas to develop innovative ways to promote various service delivery programs and events on social media and other media platforms.
- Generate content, including stories, events, program initiatives and other positive content that will raise the profile of Valued Lives Foundation.
- Monitor media activity and maximise opportunities for promotion of the Valued Lives Brand.
- Attend community and industry events to raise the profile of Valued Lives Foundation
- Comply with safe workplace in accordance with the WHS legislation and reporting requirements.
Maintain a working knowledge of NDIS systems and operating guidelines.
2. Network Manager – Direct Support and Peer
Management (Healthcare & Medical)
Full time – Permanent (38 hours/week)
Salary range: Level 7 SCHADS Award – $104,866.32 – $109,253.04, Plus a vehicle allowance
Location: Belmont location with flexible work arrangements.
We are seeking to fill the role of Network Manager with an individual who thrives on connecting with the people and families we serve, stakeholders and our workers.
This is a flexible and autonomous role that requires a curious, innovative and growth mindset.
A key function of the role is to foster a high-performance team culture that, supports and develops each team member.
Another important function of the role is to work with people with a disability and their families to ensure the person with the disability is at the centre of every decision using the valued lives principles in the delivery of high quality supports and services.
Key duties include:
- Direct management of the staff team, ensuring that the quality of service is aligned to the values, vision and operational policy of Valued Lives and is compliant with relevant legislation, national standards and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards framework.
- Continuous promotion of personalised supports, individualised approaches and community inclusion.
- Develop and deliver an annual portfolio operational plan, on time, on budget and at a minimum meeting each key performance indicator.
- Foster a team culture of learning, communication, problem solving, continuous improvement and innovation.
- Work in partnerships with community supports such, to facilitate an agenda of social inclusion in the way that supports, and services are delivered.
- Provide technical support to assist the staff team, individuals and families, to navigate broader community supports and the NDIS to achieve person centred goals and outcomes.
- Review and maintain effective administration and management information systems that support accurate and timely planning, analysis and reporting and effective financial delivery.
- Ensure all reporting, compliance and auditing requirements meet legislative and organisational requirements (e.g.: board reports, reporting of and responding to critical incidents, risk management).
- In partnership with internal HR staff, attracts and recruits team members, undertakes annual performance development review for team members and proactively coach and mentor staff team.
- Manages coverage of on call support if required.
- Chair Behavioural Support panels if required
- With an aim of continuous improvement and strategic growth, develop strong and influential stakeholder relationships with regulatory bodies, the NDIA, other government, and non-government organisations.
- Lead the development, and implementation of improvement initiatives for services to advance service quality and cost outcomes in collaboration with VLF staff and participants.
- Provides input into strategic decision making and the development and review of operational policies and procedures to support continuous improvement.
- Comply with and contribute to a safe workplace in accordance with WHS legislation and organisational policy.
3. Project Lead Link Employ Adapt Project (LEAP)
Aged & Disability Support (Community Services & Development)
$95,000 – $96,969 per year
This is an exciting and new initiative that is suited to an individual with a growth mindset and entrepreneurial talent. Key functions of the role will see you:
- Contribute to the development of a new way of creating sustainable and customised jobs
- Work with leading experts who are not afraid to think outside of the box
- Engage with medium and large employers to increase diversity within the workplace
Valued Lives is a peer-led community organisation that has been enabling people to live valued lives in local communities since 2013. With a strong commitment to promoting social inclusion and empowering people to have real choice, real control and a genuine voice in the design, planning and delivery of their own supports and services.
We offer an array of services, one of their most dynamic offerings is our award-winning innovative employment service. We believe that everyone has the right to work and should have access to flexible and tailored supports to enable you to build capacity and skills to gain meaningful employment.
If you share our vision and have the ability to approach things differently then we would love to meet you.
Key duties include:
- Lead and manage a small project team.
- Represent the projects interests during the co-design phase.
- Act as the primary point of contact for consultants and employer stakeholders.
- Work collaboratively with the IEP manager to ensure all aspects of the project and its methods are complaint with VLF policy and values.
- Prepare and provide project information to the consultants, funding body and to meet internal reporting requirements.
- Develop and deliver events to attract, identify and develop relationships with employers.
- Educate stakeholders on the difference and benefits between customised jobs and open labour market jobs.
- Conduct and oversea the assessment of employer needs and benefits and placement of Individuals using project methodology.
- Promote and market the service.
- Develop a business case for ongoing program sustainability.
- Comply with and contribute to a safe workplace in accordance with the WHS legislation and reporting requirements
In return we offer:
- Competitive salary and work arrangements
- Flexible and friendly workplace, with the ability to work from home.
- Being part of a dynamic and passionate workforce.
- An Organisation that values its staff.
Interested in any of the above positions? If so,
Please register your interest by completing an application form and submitting your Resume and Cover letter addressing the prerequisites, using the online application form or PDF form buttons above.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Shortlisting will commence immediately.
For all enquiries, please contact Jane Forward (CEO) on 0412 437 479