The DHHS has advised HACSU that the NDIA is going to undertake one state-wide recruitment round, which will open on 20th March 2017. This is for all DHHS Client Services staff who undertake intake and planning functions. These functions will transfer from the DHHS to the NDIA under the NDIS. To date, the NDIA recruitment process has been conducted area by area.
This means DHHS Client Services staff working in ‘materially affected’ teams [including: Outreach, Planning and Response, Disability Intake, Case Management, Disability Support Register and Disability Individual Support Administration] and undertake planning and intake functions in areas that have not yet rolled out the NDIS will be affected by this change.
The areas are:
To ensure HACSU members who intend to apply for NDIA positions are not disadvantaged in this recruitment process, HACSU has agreed to exempt affected members from applying Ban 10 – refuse to participate in employer initiated workplace change and Ban 13 – refuse to communicate with DHHS area, division or central offices.
The DHHS intends to hold a schedule of information sessions across the state in local area DHHS offices. HACSU will be attending and will meet with members after each meeting to consult and progress any issues raised.
HACSU has negotiated for DHHS staff to receive support in interview skills and updating their CV in paid time. HACSU strongly encourage members to access the support being offered to ensure that you are best placed to be successful in your applications.
Under the statewide process affected staff will be able to nominate three NDIA locations in which you are interested in working, including your current work area.
DHHS staff who are successful in achieving a role with the NDIA will not transfer to this new role until the scheduled rollout of the NDIS in your area. Furthermore, following negotiations with the DHHS, DDSOs who transfer to the NDIA prior to the approval of a new Enterprise Agreement by the Fair Work Commission will remain on secondment from the DHHS to the NDIA to ensure they can transfer with a new EBA.