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Indigenous Community Advocate - Identified Position

ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)
  • Location: Unit 14, 6 Gritten Street, Weston ACT.
  • Term: Permanent; Full-Time (30-38hrs/week)
  • Remuneration: SCHADS Award Level 5 ($80,296, - $84,178) + 9.5% superannuation + Salary sacrificing opportunities
  • Reports To: Team Leader – AAT Appeals and Disability Royal Commission

The ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) is a human-rights focused organisation, which will celebrate its 30th year of operation in 2021. We provide a range of services including individual advocacy, support coordination, redress support and is looking to fill a vacant role within the area of the Disability Royal Commission.

The Disability Royal Commission commenced in 2019 and is due to conclude in 2022. ADACAS has been funded to assist individuals with disability, who have been affected by the types of abuse, exploitation and disadvantage outlined in the Commission’s Terms of Reference, to engage with the Royal Commission and also to receive whatever form of legal and/or counselling assistance they may require. This position has been developed in collaboration with the First Peoples Disability Network of Australia (FPDN). 

The Advocate will provide culturally appropriate individual advocacy support to Indigenous people with disability and deliver information to Indigenous people with disability to understand how to connect to the Disability Royal Commission and to access services.  They will be required to exercise professional judgement and initiative in response to moderate to complex advocacy issues whilst maintaining accountability within the organisation’s frameworks. The Advocate will be required to develop a sound knowledge of legislative, regulatory and funding context in which they undertake their advocacy.The advocate will increase knowledge of best practice and challenges in delivering culturally safe and appropriate disability advocacy to Indigenous people with disability. Advocates work collaboratively as a member of the ADACAS team and may be required to undertake other duties such as client intakes and systemic advocacy research.

Please call ADACAS on (02) 6242 5060 or email adacas@adacas.org.au, using the subject line: Indigenous Community Advocate - Identified Position enquiry via EthicalJobs for the candidate information pack, including the full position description and selection criteria.

The candidate information pack can also be found on the website at www.adacas.org.au.

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