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Social Services Vacancy N.N. 10737202
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission Closing date: Sunday, 11 November 2018
Job Title: Assistant Director - Behaviour Support Data Analytics
Branch: Behaviour Support
Section: Data Analytics Team
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $101,958 - $115,734
Location: Penrith - NSW
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999

Job Description

Duties


The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the Commission) is a new independent agency established on 1 July 2018 to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. The Commission is the dedicated national regulator of NDIS service providers in Australia and a non-corporate entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The Behaviour Support Branch, led by the Senior Practitioner, is responsible for providing leadership in behaviour support, and in the reduction and elimination of the use of restrictive practices, in the NDIS. This is achieved through building capability in behaviour support, developing policy and guidance materials, education, training and advice, overseeing the use of behaviour support and restrictive practices, and undertaking and publishing research.

Under broad direction and exercising a considerable degree of independence:
• Develop systems for the extraction, linkage, management, monitoring, analysis and reporting of relevant data.
• Provide advice on how existing data collection systems can be modified or utilized to effectively meet whole-of-Commission solutions.
• Provide advice on the statistical analyses of NDIS Quality and Safeguards data and associated datasets, particularly for regular reporting and research purposes.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of indicators that can inform the objectives of the NDIS as well as identify systemic issues and emerging trends.
• Ensure the preparation of analytics reports, including routine reporting on key Commission indicators, and ensure effective communication at all levels of the Commission.
• Provide support and guidance to stakeholders in the interpretation of analytical results.
• Responsibility for leading, supporting and developing a team of data analysts to develop systems for the extraction, linkage, management, monitoring, analysis and reporting of data to support the Commission’s strategic objectives.
• Work with internal and external stakeholders to identify their needs around data analysis and reporting as well as providing expert advice on information systems and analytical tools to achieve a whole-of-Commission approach.
• Engage effectively with other related bodies, including the NDIA and providers, to ensure appropriate information sharing arrangements are developed, maintained, and re-evaluated as needed.
• Provide leadership to staff within the section, including setting work priorities, ensuring responsive delivery of data analytics and reporting.
• Manage and support capacity building for the Behaviour Support Data Analytics team.
• Manage competing issues and ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
• Ensure that good documentation practices which enables replicable processes for analysis, evaluation, monitoring and reporting are undertaken.
 

Eligibility


A number of conditions of employment apply to candidates who are engaged to the Commission, which include (but not limited to), Australian Citizenship, Probation and Character clearance.

Desirable:
• An understanding of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework and the NDIS Act.
• Lived experience of disability or demonstrated understanding of disability services.
• A developing research profile as evidenced by research publications, conference and seminar papers, and/or research funding.

 

Notes


The salary range specified above is exclusive of the employer superannuation contribution. In addition to the salary, a generous 15.4% employer superannuation contribution is paid for members of the PSSap and 15.4% is also payable to other chosen accumulation funds.

The Commission is a disability friendly organisation that offers interesting and challenging roles and careers to all people including people with a disability from Executive positions down. People with disability are actively encouraged to apply for positions in the Commission.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

About National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission 

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the Commission) is a new independent agency established on 1 July 2018 to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. The Commission is the dedicated national regulator of NDIS service providers in Australia and a non-corporate entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Keys functions of the Commission include: registration and regulation of NDIS providers, including Practice Standards and a Code of Conduct; compliance monitoring, investigation and enforcement action; responding to complaints and reportable incidents including abuse and neglect of a person with disability; national policy setting for the screening of workers; national oversight and policy in relation to behaviour support and monitoring restrictive practices within the NDIS and information sharing arrangements with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), state, territory and other Government bodies.

The Commission is a disability friendly organisation that offers interesting and challenging roles. People with a disability are encouraged to apply for jobs in the Commission.

The Commission commenced operations in New South Wales and South Australia on 1 July 2018. The Commission will expand its operations to other jurisdictions, and is due to complete the transition to full scheme by 1 July 2020.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Donna Gillies, (02) 9942 5709
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
 
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS44-Fri - 26 Oct 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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