11 August, 2023

Aboriginal Disability Liaison Officer

Durri ACMS aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families residing in the Macleay Valley and to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients. This position is based in Kempsey.

The Aboriginal Disability Liaison Officer (ADLO) will:
 Work in collaboration with existing programs within Durri ACMS as well as external service providers and organisations.
 Provide assertive outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a culturally sensitive manner, breaking down barriers to accessing the NDIS and developing trust and rapport.
 Link potential Participants to their PITC and/or the NDIA, including through online platforms and resources.
 Operate within the program guide.

Selection Criteria


  1. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement of this position, exemptions claimed under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act. NSW 1977.
  2. Excellent communication skills, the ability to connect with people, to understand their issues and sensitively deal with difficult issues
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships with staff and other key stakeholders at all levels, act with discretion and always maintain confidentiality.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team, to deal with client matters of a sensitive and confidential nature and to respond to competing organisational demands
  5. Experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisation, schools, community groups and medical professionals at all levels
  6. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  7. Ability to use Microsoft products and the ability to use or willingness to gain proficiency in the Communicare patient information management system
  8. Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including National Police Check and Working with Children clearance
  9. Current First Aid Certificate, or ability to obtain
  10. Current immunisations or willingness to participate in staff immunisation program including COVID-19 vaccinations.
  11. Current valid driver’s license, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent

Core Competencies –

  1. Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the local community.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate empathy when required.
  3. Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation