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As a Participant Experience Officer, you will be first point of contact and support for enquires relating to NDIS services. This is a phone-based role and is an integral part of our Local Area Coordination (LAC) Program, which helps deliver the NDIS in local communities.  You will be responsible for working independently and in collaboration with others to provide a positive experience for our customers.  You will need to respond to enquiries by phone and email in a confidential, professional, courteous, accurate, informed and timely way.  You will be responsible for assessing and documenting the needs of participants and making referrals for enquiries where applicable. You will also be contacting NDIS participants and booking appointments with our Local Area Coordinators.List of key responsibilities:Provide responsive and professional customer service relating to enquiries about NDIS servicesWork with clients to understand, assess and prioritise their key needs and manage client bookings across a number of service areasProvide information around the NDIS and plans for participants and family members to assist with making informed decisionsMaintain enquiries and referral lists to ensure timely referralsEnsure a person-centred approach to provide excellence in participant experienceContact and book NDIS participants for meetings with Local Area CoordinatorsTo be considered for this position you must possess the following:Caring personality, motivation and a positive can-do attitudeExcellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a teamOutstanding customer service skills and the ability to develop strong relationshipsProficiency in computer skills at an intermediate level with accurate reporting, data entry etcExperience in meeting customer service related KPIsThe ability to meet targets in a high-volume work environment with competing priorities.Experience working in a high-volume target driven environment. Knowledge of, or experience working with people with disabilities and their carers (including people with psycho-social disability), experience working in rostering in Community Care or Logistics and experience working in a Contact centre is highly desirable though not mandatory.About Social FuturesSocial Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.What Social Futures Offers:A responsive and family friendly workplaceAccess to banked hours leaveAttractive salary packaging optionsRegular supervision and supportOngoing training and developmentFull-time role (38 hours a week 8:30am - 4:30pm)Working from Tweed Heads, a stone’s throw from our amazing beaches!The ability to bank and use up to one week of additional leave a year!Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability.Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer and will actively recruit our workforce from key communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+ and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children and National Police Check clearances are mandatory requirements for all staff.Applications close 4:00pm Friday 22 January 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as sufficient numbers have applied.To access a position description, address the selection criteria and apply online, please visit our website:https://careers.socialfutures.org.auOr click the "APPLY" button below if you have followed the online application link.Please note applying directly through Seek.com will result in an incomplete application being submitted and unable to progress.For more information please contact Rachel Hampshire on 0400 189 502.Please click here for the Position Description. Australia - NSW Lismore & Far North Coast

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