LAC Planner (PY6ET) Ashfield, Sydney, Australia


  • 3 year max term contract until June 2023
  • SCHCADS Award 4
  • Based in Ashfield

About SSI

Settlement Services International (SSI Group) is a community-based organisation and social business that supports newcomers and Australians to achieve their full potential. Taking an integrated approach how everyone can thrive within the community in which they live and the wider Australian society, we support children, young people and families; people living with disability; and asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Our programs include facilitating employment, multicultural foster care, creating community engagement, advocacy, and influencing government and international affairs and provide though leadership within our sector nationally and globally.


SSI has recently been advised of our successful tender to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme Partners in the Community Program (PITC), in the South West Sydney and Sydney districts, for the next three years. The program provides for Local Area Coordination (LAC) services to assist Participants in developing or reviewing support plans as well as extensive work in the community to promote inclusion and opportunities for people to access mainstream service. SSI is required to commence the transition of support services from 1st July 2020 with full-service delivery from 1st October 2020.

The PITC Program in SSI will cover the fourteen local government areas in South Western Sydney and Sydney Metro Area’s with a team of over 200 people including Local Area Coordinators and other management, administration and support staff located at a range of sites across each area.

The LAC Planner will work with the participant (and where appropriate their family and other informal supports) to determine what reasonable and necessary funded supports and services will assist the participant to achieve their goals. They will gather the relevant information, build and develop the plan for NDIA approval.

The LAC Planner will also work with participants to make changes to their plan through the plan review process which covers scheduled and unscheduled reviews.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Gather information to make informed funding decisions based on reasonable and necessary criteria.
  • Work closely with participants to identify what current and future supports are required to make progress with a persons goals and aspirations and enable better outcomes
  • Scheduling appointments for the LAC team and NDIS planning meeting.
  • Provide information to participants and their representatives to identify their goals and aspirations.
  • Providing relevant in-language information, advice on Disability and NDIS.
  • Conduct planning conversations with participants to create plans to support the goal of living an ordinary life
  • Linking people with participant readiness activities, liaising with the Access and Support team to
  • confirm capacity building workshops and community engagement dates and locations


You possess proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities. You have demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision, manage a variety of tasks and display personal drive and integrity. All LAC Planners need to have the willingness to travel and work flexible hours and in a range of locations across areas and regions as required.

  • Bachelor equivalent qualification in relevant or related field e.g. Psychology, Social Work or Allied Health or Qualification in disability/community services with equivalent experience working with people with complex needs
  • Demonstrated experience in work closely with participants to identify what current and future supports are required to make progress with a persons goals and aspirations.
  • Conduct planning conversations with participants to create plans to support the goal of living an ordinary life
  • Providing relevant in-language information, advice on Disability and NDIS

About our Benefits

  • Salary packaging options to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take-home pay!
  • Industry leading flexible working arrangement supported to work from home and office, including 9-day fortnight;
  • Access to in-house training and learning opportunities for professional development and growth;
  • Access to our inhouse wellbeing programs;
  • Working alongside professional and dedicated team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities.

About our Recruitment Process

At SSI we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

We encourage candidates to provide a cover letter along with your resume, by submitting online. Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment, or want to update your preferred method of communication, please email or call Vimla Khooblall on 0410 801 184

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