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Advocate


Employer: Seniors Rights Victoria at COTA (VIC)
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Legal & Human Rights, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 03 November, 2017.
Applications close: 20 November, 2017. (Expired)

Seniors Rights Victoria leads in addressing elder abuse in Victoria. As a form of family violence and stemming from attitudes of ageism in our community, elder abuse is a critical social issue, sometimes having lifelong impact on older people. This Advocate position plays a key role in our Advocacy Team and works closely with our Legal Team to deliver a multidisciplinary service to older people. Our work reflects a strong rights approach.

We seek a suitably qualified and experienced person to:

  • Provide advice, referral, short term case work and advocacy for older people seeking support
  • Support the Seniors Rights Victoria telephone helpline service
  • Contribute to systemic advocacy and law reform projects
  • Facilitate education and training to service providers and members of the general public

This is 0.5 EFT contract position for twelve (12) months. SCHADS Award- Community Development Worker – Level 5, (with pay point level subject to experience and qualifications).  Salary sacrificing is available.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please call Philippa Campbell, Advocacy Co-ordinator, on (03) 9655 2124.

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