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Community Capacity Building Lead (NDIS) - Northern Suburbs (NEMA and HMA)

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Northern Suburbs
Categories: Aged and Disability Support

  • Working for BSL you will experience work that is rewarding and enables you to be at your best
  • Join a team who are passionate about and valued for their important work 
  • Permanent full-time position working 38 hours from any of our Northern surburb sites (part-time hours negotiable)
  • Work location is flexible
  • Total remuneration package between $110,365.95 to $115,237.96 per annum per annum including superannuation.
  • Full optional benefit of tax effective Not-for-profit salary packaging (details via AccessPay)
  • 4 weeks of annual leave (plus 17.5% leave loading on top)
  • Flexible working options with Rostered Days Off (RDO) available
  • Support through our Employee Assistance Program
  • A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as Cultural Leave and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ceremonial Leave


About BSL

At BSL, our approach to working with people with disability emphasises empowerment, choice, community connection and individual strengths. We recognise the importance of family, friends, carers and community in providing opportunities for meaningful contribution and inclusion for people with disability.

BSL has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
We are passionate about the work we do and know that the people who make up our team are crucial to us delivering our services.

For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

BSL is a partner organisation to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). BSL delivers the NDIS across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, support to people with a disability to access and navigate the NDIS.


The Opportunity

The Community Capacity Building Lead plays a pivotal role in facilitating the development, implementation and monitoring of regional Community Capacity Building plans, to create more inclusive and respectful communities for people with disabilities.

  • Develop, oversee and facilitate the implementation of the Community Capacity Building Plans and key community engagement activities across designated regions
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of regional priorities, working closely with office and regional leadership
  • Work closely with local communities and Senior Managers to identify, build and deliver sustainable community engagement, capacity building and stakeholder engagement activities and initiatives
  • Engage a range of stakeholders from disability, local communities, local governments, NDIA and internal BSL programs to ensure a coordinated approach to community engagement and capacity building across the regions

Is this you?

We seek applicants who have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Community Development, Social Sciences or other relevant fields (including Early Childhood Early Intervention)
  • High level experience of working in partnerships with local governments and other stakeholders
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing community development, engagement and capacity building initiatives within a project management framework
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and collaboration across all levels both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in diverse team environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues facing children and adults with disability and their families/carers
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to understand, identify and resolve problems with appropriate recommendations
  • Experience with highly accountable processes that are subject to external review 
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of BSL 



Join an organisation that recognises there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance. At BSL we endeavour to provide options to ensure all our staff feel supported, valued and able to achieve their career goals.

Sound like the right fit for you?
APPLY NOW or contact Leah Robertson at or 0438 426 324 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 11:55PM

To review the Position Description for your application, please click here.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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