Job Details

Vocation and Practice Lead

About the Opportunity

This position combines two vital practice lead roles.  These are practice training and coaching for a workforce that supports people with intellectual and cognitive disability, and employment matching and vocational support for people with disability.

The Vocation and Practice Lead has the primary responsibility for monitoring and enabling the implementation of Inclusion Melbourne’s Practice Framework and developing individualised vocational preparation and support strategies with people with intellectual and cognitive disability. The aim of the latter responsibility is for people supported by the organisation to attain valued and fulfilling vocational roles, positive relationships and to achieve their goals.

They will also provide expertise, guidance, coaching, and mentoring for Direct Support Professionals, Community Inclusion and Vocation Officers, training staff, and other staff as required, as part of the delivery of the IM Practice Framework and the Personal Vocational Journey model. This is to ensure that our support staff are enabled to deliver high-quality support that is inclusive and builds capacity.

What we are looking for

  • Strong knowledge and experience in the application of evidence-based support practice models as they pertain to supporting adults with cognitive disability in vocational and community-based supports.
  • Proven ability to teach, mentor and motivate individuals and teams to achieve person-centred and inclusive outcomes, including valued vocational roles, friendships and relationships.
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification or other formal qualifications with work experience related to inclusive person-centred service design and delivery in disability support and employment.
  • Proven teamwork skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently using a range of online monitoring and management tools.
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check;
  • Compliance with Victorian government Vaccination Mandate;
  • Current driver’s license and access to a roadworthy insured vehicle.
What we can offer you

  • Salary based on the SCHADS Award, Level 4, $41.52 – $44.68 per hour. Rate of pay will be based on relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Opportunities for progression;
  • Generous salary packaging benefits reduce your taxable income, to increase your take home pay;
  • Employee benefits and discount membership, to save on retail and leisure;
  • Supportive workplace promoting positive culture, wellbeing and access to a qualified mental health first aider and Employee Assistance Program;
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities;
Working Arrangements

This role is primarily located in Armadale, and will require onsite support to be offered in Sunshine, and in the community.  Inclusion Melbourne does offer flexibility, which will be mutually agreed.

Further Information

Safety Requirements 

Safety Screening 

Inclusion Melbourne’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of the people we support.  You must have an NDIS worker screening clearance check before commencing work.  You will also be required to undertake the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s free online Worker Orientation Module prior to commencing.  

COVID-19 Vaccination 

As a part of Inclusion Melbourne’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of our clients, staff, volunteers and the community, Inclusion Melbourne requires successful candidates to fulfil the COVID-19 vaccination requirements as assessed appropriate for the role. 

Further Information  

All applications must be accompanied by a Response to Key Selection Criteria document. Applicants are advised to respond to each selection criterion using the STAR method. Describe a (S)ituation in which you were required to demonstrate the particular skill or attribute outlined in the selection criterion. Outline the (T)ask that you undertook, the specific (A)ctions and activities that occurred, and the (R)esult. 

Inclusion Melbourne is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse needs of the people we support.  Inclusion Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a disability, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the LGBTIQ community  

Closing Date

Who to contact

Nathan Despott

Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy

Email :  nathan.despott@inclusion.melbourne

Mobile : 0412 007 411


Monday to Friday

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