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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. (Expired)

  • 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

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