Disability Liaison Officer

Full-time, fixed-term 6 months

Job number:


Closing Date:

20 Sep 2020

Gippsland Southern Health Service is seeking suitably qualified and skilled person to undertake the role of Disability Liaison Officer.

The Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) will be the primary contact point for people with disability to provide support to access COVID-19 assessment and treatment services. The DLO will work to address barriers that prevent people with disability from accessing services including fear, uncertainty and issues with accessibility.

In addition to supporting people with disability to access COVID-19 assessment and treatment services, the DLO will support people with disability to access non COVD-19 services which may have been impeded by the current pandemic. The role may work across multiple sites including the possibility of undertaking community outreach activities.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Qualifications in nursing or allied health discipline are preferred. Consideration will be given to applicants who have qualifications in disability and appropriate employment experience.

  • A good understanding of the needs and issues for people who have a disability.

  • Recognised experience and knowledge in the field of disability.

  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

  • A high level of problem solving and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated experience putting the client at the centre of everything you do as well as demonstrating empathy and integrity.

  • Demonstrated experience working within a multi-disciplinary team.

This role will suit someone with lived experience, particularly those with experience or understanding of intersectional identities including LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and CALD people with disability.

Staff have access to supportive staff mentoring, education and development programs. Salary Packaging is available for all staff. All applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police check and working with children check.

The position description, located below, provides further details on duties and responsibilities and essential criteria which suitable applicants will be shortlisted.

Further Information:

Vivian Carroll

Allied Health Manager

5654 2701

Private Bag 13, Leongatha  Vic  3953

Tel:  03 5667 5555

66 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha

Tel:  03 5667 5555

65 Bridge Street, Korumburra

Tel:  03 5654 2777

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