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Community Resource Facilitator

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

Purpose of position:

This facilitator role will involve workshop and webinar delivery, responding to information requests and facilitating conversations and small groups. A key focus of the role is involvement in the 'School to Work Project' with the families of high school students to increase the chances of students with disability gaining meaningful employment. The School to Work strategies include statewide workshop delivery and webinar presentations. Approximately half of the facilitator’s time will be spent on this project and the remainder on other projects within CRU. Please note that the ability to undertake planned state-wide travel is essential.

This role has two parts:

A key component of this role will be to engage with the families of high school students with disability through the School to Work project, to provide information and inspiration to increase the likelihood and expectation that people with disability will gain meaningful employment. CRU does this work through a consortia with member organisations in two other states.

The facilitator will also be engaged to resource people with disability, their families and disability service organisations through the more general work of CRU. In doing this the employee will further CRU’s goals to promote leadership development and positive change toward full and meaningful lives for people with a disability.

About Community Resource Unit (CRU):

Community Resource Unit (CRU) exists to create and promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community life.

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and equip people to embrace ideas, to take action and build a movement for change.

Key responsibilities for this position:

School to Work Initiative - Build the capacity of students and their families to imagine and obtain meaningful employment:

Organise, deliver and review CRU webinars and online events that aim to promote the pursuit of employment for students with disabilities. This project will focus on resourcing the students, their families and supporters.

Conduct workshops across Queensland that are open to service workers, people with disabilities, family members and ordinary citizens.

Capacity building activities:

Work with individuals and families to build their knowledge and capacity individually and collectively.

  • Be part of a team planning and conducting activities, workshops and events that aim to promote the pursuit of better lives for people with disabilities and their families in Queensland.
  • The facilitator will respond to requests for information by individuals (phone, email and face to face) on a range of topics.

Undertake community and alliance building:

Work in a community-building way. This way of work recognises the importance of relationships, networks and alliances. It fosters connections between people and builds capacity at local, state and/or national levels.

Help maintain/build CRU’s profile and reputation within the disability sector:

Help represent CRU in relevant forums in the disability sector.

Key Selection Criteria:

1. Demonstrated commitment to values and principles that support the human rights and dignity of people with a disability and their families through

(a) evidence of authentic connection with people with disabilities and their families

(b) Knowledge of current issues and trends in the support of people with a disability and families.

2. Demonstrated capacity to work constructively as a member of a team to complete funded projects on time, on budget and to meet associated reporting requirements

3. Experience in working with individuals and families to build their knowledge and capacity individually, collectively and in small groups.

4. Experience in the design, development and dissemination of information to a wide audience utilising a range of adult learning techniques and information technologies. This work can range from face to face teaching to the written word and one to one conversations.

Desirable

5. Knowledge and experience assisting people with disability to find employment.

If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Margaret Rodgers at margaretrodgers@cru.org.au, using the subject line: Community Resource Facilitator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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