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Consultant – Micro Enterprise Project Sydney

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Join us to be part of an exciting new project to take shape under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)!

Micro Enterprise Project Sydney (MEP) purpose is to support people with significant disabilities to pursue their individual careers by inspiring and assisting them to establish their own micro or small enterprise. The project acts as a significant alternative to day programs.

We are thrilled to partner with Community Living Project, South Australia (CLP), to bring this project to NSW. It fits snuggly warm with our mission to model possibility and to offer new, genuinely innovative offerings under the NDIS. CLP have been running MEP in Adelaide for 4 years with fantastic outcomes and a successful methodology.

MEP takes people through a 4 Stage process to establish their own enterprise from Discovery to Operation.

The role

As a Consultant you will assist the establishment of the Micro Enterprise for a person, involving wherever possible people in their personal networks who have skills and abilities to oversee, support and guide their endeavour.

You will:

  • Inspire the idea and possibility of a person operating their own micro enterprise.
  • Work with each individual to establish their own enterprise, support network and support persons needed to run their enterprise
  • Advise and support these key resource people and networks
  • Assist with negotiations around funding support.
  • Contribute to evaluating how MEP can operate under the NDIS.

The project has commenced with one participant who lives in northern Sydney. You will commence working with them, while undertaking training and establishment, and promotion for further participants.

It is anticipated that the Consultant will work intensively with individual participants for the first 3-6 months until the business is flowing then withdraw to a monitoring role, but stepping in and out if needed.

Do you have these qualities?

We’re looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset – creative, enthusiastic, resourceful and drawn to opportunity.

You welcome change.

You love a challenge.

You are a networker.

You are a listener and can gather and move forward with people’s own ideas. Assist them take shape and test them.

You are a collaborator.

You can get stuff done – building trust by following through.

Experience developed through work and studies in a relevant area.

Other details

You must have a current driver’s licence and be prepared to use own vehicle for work purposes for which a reimbursement will be paid.

Must have a current, or be willing to complete, a police check, and possibly a Working with Children check if working with children in their last years of school.

Flexibility of working hours over weekdays and weekends as required and negotiated.

Capacity to work effectively in a home-based office when required, for which re-imbursement will be paid.

This is a casual role, working up to 15 hours per week in a staged process to introduce this program. Our vision is for the Consultant to work full time, supporting 10 participants funded under the NDIS by the end of their first year.

SCHADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 3 (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award).

We really want to find the right person. This means we are willing to discuss some things. For example, you may not be able to work full time or you may be self-employed.

Keen? Know someone who could be right?

Send in your Application form by close of business 15th July 2016.


Contact us for any other queries.


Have your own enterprise idea or interested to become a participant of MEP?

Click here to fill out our Expression of Interest form