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YDAS Manager

Youth Disability Advocacy Service
  • Hours: 1.0 EFT – 38 hours a week
  • Remuneration: Classified at SCHCADS Award Level 6.1, $83,229.00
  • Status: Full time – Ongoing contract
  • Location: Melbourne CBD

About the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the state’s peak body and leading policy advocate for young people aged 12 – 25 and the sector that supports them. YACVic’s vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities. YACVic is an independent, for-purpose, member driven organisation.

About the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

YDAS is a core YACVic agency, funded by the Victorian Government, and the only service of its kind in Australia. YDAS has a service model which places the human rights and interests of young people with disability at the centre of its work. YDAS undertakes individual and policy advocacy to support young people with disability to have a stronger voice, reduce the barriers that they experience and improve their quality of life. YDAS also designs and delivers projects and programs that align with its service model and which contributes to the strategic vision of YDAS and YACVic. At times YDAS works in partnership or on a fee-for-service basis to bring its expertise to other organisations’ projects.

About the role

The YDAS Manager oversees YDAS’ high quality individual casework advocacy service for young people with disability, including supervision of the Advocate and backup support. Further, the YDAS Manager works closely with the YACVic Policy Manager to further YDAS’s and YACVic's systemic advocacy in the interests of young people with a disability in Victoria, including providing policy advice to governments. The YDAS Manager also oversees several projects and programs focused on empowering and improving outcomes for young people with disability.

In addition, the YDAS Manager:

  • Convenes and facilitates relevant working groups and/or reference groups to assist with the systemic advocacy work of YDAS and YACVic.
  • Meets all relevant reporting and quality compliance obligations.
  • Oversees all relevant budgeting, grant proposals, reporting and acquittals.


The YDAS Manager reports to the YACVic CEO, and oversees a team of seven (7) staff and several casual staff, including young people with disability who co-design and co-deliver workshops. Roles that report directly to the YDAS Manager are:

  • Youth Disability Advocate
  • TSP Project Coordinator
  • ILC Project Officer x 2
  • Digital and Content Officer

You will enjoy:

  • a flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and fun work culture
  • a high degree of autonomy and collegial support
  • sector-leading professional development
  • a Melbourne CBD office.

Employment conditions:

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

YACVic promotes the safety, well-being and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously and all employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks.

Successful appointment to a position will be subject to a National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current driver’s license or other relevant photo ID. All employees must also agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

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