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Individual Advocate


Employer: Side By Side Advocacy Inc.
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 05 September, 2018.
Applications close: 30 September, 2018.

  • SHADS Modern Award Grade 5
  • Permanent Part-time
  • 4 days per week   

Total remuneration package includes contribution to superannuation, annual leave loading and other generous working conditions. 

Side By Side Advocacy Inc. is a not-for-profit community based organisation. We promote and uphold the rights, needs and interests of people with intellectual disability through advocacy. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic person who has a passion for social justice and the rights of people with disability. The person will respond to the advocacy needs of persons with disability in a range of areas including, but not limited to, housing, health, employment, support services, NDIS, guardianship and education. 

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to addressing the rights and needs of people with disability and insight into the social vulnerability of people with intellectual disability.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and demonstrate accountability in the provision of advocacy within tight time frames.
  • Knowledge of government services, community networks and resources available for people with disability and ability to build and maintain working partnerships and relationships.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of advocacy and the various models of advocacy.
  • Suitable tertiary qualifications or commensurate experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant legislations affecting the disability field and a willingness to undertake training.
  • Knowledge of or capacity to quickly acquire knowledge of and use Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A willingness to work flexible hours as required
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small team.
  • Current driver's license and use of a comprehensively insured vehicle.
  • The right to work in Australia.
How to apply for this job

Inquiries: Gary Goodship eo@sidebysideadvocacy.org.au

Applications: Resume/CV plus Cover Letter addressing criteria to; info@sidebysideadvocacy.org.au using the subject line: Individual Advocate application via EthicalJobs.

Expiry Date: 30th September 2018.

NB: Complete and suitable applications will be assessed as soon as they are received, so you are urged to submit your application as soon as possible. People with disability are encouraged to apply for this position.