NDIS Workforce Capability Position Description Tool

NDIS Workforce Capability Position Description Tool 1

Having the right position descriptions are vital to attracting the right people to your organisation with the skills and knowledge that are suited to the role and your NDIS business.

 A position description provides useful information to potential workers about the role and expectations and provides feedback to existing workers.

The NDIS Workforce Capability Framework describes the attitudes, skills and knowledge that service providers and workers should demonstrate when delivering services to people with disability under the NDIS. 

The Framework describes core worker capabilities that can give your workers and potential workers a clearer understanding about both the type of work and how it should be done. 

The core capabilities can be used as the foundation for building and reviewing current position descriptions that are suited to different participant needs and delivery environments.

The NDIS Commission has released a Position Description Tool to support NDIS providers to develop position descriptions based on the capabilities in the Framework.

The tool will help you create detailed position descriptions that include important information of the position and that aligns with the Workforce Capability Framework.  

The tool is interactive and will automatically populate with capabilities from the Framework based on the type of role you are creating. 

We encourage all NDIS providers to read about the NDIS Workforce Capability Framework and gain an understanding of the capabilities you need to deliver supports and review how the Position Description Tool can be used in your organisation.

How well are you prepared for your Mid-Term Audit?

How well are you prepared for your Mid-Term Audit? 3

Under the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, all registered NDIS providers whose last audit was a certification or recertification are required to complete a mid-term audit as a condition of maintaining your registration as a NDIS provider. 

We recommend all NDIS providers look at their registration certificate on the NDIS Commission’s portal and/or website and be clear about when your mid-term review date will take place. This should be no later than 18 months into your three year registration period. 

Your previous auditor should contact you prior to your mid-term audit to remind you that it is coming up, but it is still your responsibility to ensure the audit is undertaken.

The mid-term audit is an onsite assessment of how well you are continuing to meet the requirements of the NDIS Practice Standards, which will include interviews with participants, staff and key personnel.

The mid-term audit will focus on the Governance and Operational Management Practice Standards, any ‘highest risk’ supports you deliver, and non-conformances from previous audits.  The audit team will also be assessing how you have implemented the new (and amended) Practice Standards released in November 2021, including Mealtime Management, Severe Dysphagia Management (if appropriate), and Emergency and Disaster Management.

We recommend you review your policies and procedures to reflect the changes to the Practice Standards including having in place a current Emergency and Disaster Management Plan.  

It is also a mandatory requirement you can demonstrate, and you have a robust Internal Audit program in place as well.

If you fail to undertake a midterm audit by the due date the NDIS Commission will contact you to notify you that you may be in breach of the conditions of your NDIS Registration and may take compliance or enforcement action including revocation of your registration or other regulatory action if an audit is not completed.

Need help with your mid-term audit?

We have successfully helped many NDIS providers prepare for mid-term audits. If you would like help in preparing for your next mid-term audit please contact us on 0478 616 207 or info@engelsfloyd.com for a complimentary consultation.

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