We are looking for people already experienced and preferably established to provide this kind of support. We are keen to speak with those already set up as Sole Trader Support Workers, those who work through a platform and those who work through organisations, both registered and unregistered with the NDIS. It would be ideal if you worked in a way that allowed you to be personally responsive to the family you will be working with. You will be required to be part of a team of workers and will need a high level of personal responsibility. It would be ideal if you have a ABN and are already established in business. We are also keen to speak to people who have been considering establishing themselves in business if they have the appropriate skills and experience. If you already work for a service and think this role is something that your service will support you to do, that would be fine too!
The NDIS Commission is the body that overseas all providers paid using NDIS funds. This includes registered and unregistered providers. The Commission has minimum conditions that all providers must be aware of.
We recommend doing the FREE NDIS Commission Worker Orientation Module available on the NDIS Commission website. It is one of the best ways to get an overview of the Commission and how it applies to your business. The certificate of completion will allow you to prove to your clients you have done the module, and understand your responsibilities in the work you do for them.
In NSW all businesses who work with children need to do so within the NSW Child Safe Standards. This includes people who work with children through their NDIS plans.
You can find out more information at the NSW Office of the Childrens Gurdian website. KIDS GUARDIAN WEBSITE
Almost all people who work with children in NSW are also mandatory reporters. This includes people who are paid to work with children through their NDIS plans.
You can find out more by visting the Department of Communities and Justice website and via the ChildStory Reporter Community. Mandatory Reporter Tool Info