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Extended Families

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Join our Extended Family … and make a real and lasting difference for children and young adults with a disability and their family.

We are continuing to grow our range of inclusion support, support coordination and other services. Please refer below for current vacancies. 

Note all staff require a current satisfactory Police Check, a current employee Working with Children Check and must satisfactorily pass the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check.

Why work at Extended Families?

Here are a few of the reasons we think you might like to join us:

  • A committed and genuine team with a shared vision to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people with a disability and their families and make a real difference in our community.
  • A high level of job satisfaction, based on a positive work culture of collaboration, relationships and teamwork.
  • A long and effective history in disability support and community inclusion, with well developed policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
  • An e-learning system to support your orientation and ongoing development.
  • Support and supervision is valued and ongoing professional development opportunities provided.
  •  Staff are respected and their input and contribution to service operation and development valued, leading to a flexible and creative approach to service delivery.
  • A flexible work environment to promote work life balance, with an effective ‘time in leiu’ system.  
  • Salary packaging up to the legal limit for staff (except casuals).
  • Award rates and a focus on opportunities for career development for our staff.


Current Employment Opportunities

Support Coordinator (Box Hill)

Support Coordinators are responsible for providing independent support to help NDIS participants and their families understand, build skills and implement their NDIS plan. They help people with a disability and their families plan, connect to services, overcome barriers and achieve their goals. 

Ideally, this position will be full time (38 hours a week) but we are also open to a 3 or 4 day a week position (23-30 hours a week).

You will have:

- A qualification in Social Work, Community Services, Psychology or equivalent.

- Previous experience in family case work or case management 

- Previous professional experience in disability services

- Demonstrated knowledge, experience and competency to work alongside, empower and build the capacity of people with a disability, their family and carers

- Demonstrated a holistic practice orientation and understanding of the various issues that may impact on a family

- Strong knowledge of the disability and community service sector 

- Highly developed interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to build and maintain strong community connections and relationships with service providers, individuals and carers/families of people with a disability.


Refer to the position description below for more information about this role.

Position Description - Support Coordinator (Social Worker)


Support Coordinator - Vietnamese speaking (Coburg)

Extended Families has strong relationships with the Vietnamese community and our Support Coordination service is very popular with families. To accommodate the growing demand for a Vietnamese speaking Support Coordinator, we are seeking another worker to join our Coburg team, who will be predominately working in the Western Region of Melbourne.

This can be a full time (38 hours a week) or part time (23-38 hours a week) position.

You will have:

- Experience in family case work or disability case management

- Bi-lingual in Vietnamese and English; with good spoken and written English skills

- Qualification in Social Work, Community Services, Psychology or equivalent

- Excellent communication, organisation, flexibility and empathy and ability to engage with families

- A holistic practice orientation and an understanding of the various issues that may impact on a family

- Strong administration and computer skills


Refer to the position description below for more information about this role.

Position Description - Support Coordinator (Vietnamese speaking)


LinC Manager (Box Hill or Coburg)

The LinC Manager plays a key role in supporting the delivery of our support worker services and is responsible for providing leadership support to LinC Services Facilitators and Inclusion Support Workers while maintaining a caseload of NDIS participants. 

This is a permanent full time ongoing position. 

You will have:

- A minimum 3-year undergraduate qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Allied Health or Health Sciences, Disability and Inclusion, or equivalent.

- Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and competency in disability services (minimum 5 years).

- Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and competency in supervising staff (minimum 2 years).


Refer to the position description below for more information about this role.

Position Description - LinC Manager

LinC Services Facilitator (Box Hill or Coburg; with a preference for Box Hill)

Reporting to the LinC Manager, the LinC Services Facilitator is responsible for providing program support by managing a caseload of NDIS participants. The role requires an understanding of the needs of people with a disability and their family, and the ability to build relationships with participants, families, and support workers. Services Facilitators must accurately maintain rosters, create, and update Service Agreements, support with recruiting disability support workers, and match workers to participants. The role also includes other administrated duties as requested by the LinC Manager. 

This is a permanent part time ongoing position, 30 hours a week.

You will have:

- Qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Disability Inclusion, Community Services, Mental Health, Allied Health or equivalent.

- Experience working with people with a disability in a support worker role or similar. 

- Experience in managing a caseload of participants will be highly regarded

- Excellent communication and writing skills

- Ability to learn and utilise data management systems

- An understanding of disability services


Refer to the position description below for more information about this role.

Position Description - LinC Services Facilitator 


INCLUSION SUPPORT WORKERS (Melbourne Metro)

We are looking for motivated, professional and engaging people to support children and young adults with a disability.

If you are wanting to build on your planning, skill-building, positive behaviour support and motivational skills to support children and young adults achieve their life-skills goals, then we encourage you to apply. Experience is not necessary, rather the right attitude, willingness to learn, and an ability to be reflective in your practice.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are studying Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Education, Youth Work, Speech Pathology or Health Science, to gain on-the-job work experience.

See the position description below for more information about this casual role. 

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Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
P.O.Box 275
Coburg Victoria 3058