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Advocate

Brain Injury SA

Brain Injury SA is seeking to appoint an Advocate to join our team. The Advocate is responsible for providing high quality individual and systemic advocacy for people of all ages with acquired brain injuries. The Advocate protects the human, legal, civil and consumer rights of people with ABI by empowering and directly representing clients and their carers in the resolution of disputes and promotes those rights to government and the community by contributing to policy development and identifying opportunities for stakeholder engagement.

We are seeking an Advocate with excellent written and verbal communication skills, well developed time management and organisation skills. Building on our existing foundation of service excellence, the Advocate will also bring to the role a high level of community-based experience and a well-developed understanding of social justice, disability, human rights and community services. Your knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and community service systems is essential.

The role of the Advocate includes:

  • Advocating on behalf of individuals with ABI and/or encouraging them to self-advocate by providing information and support
  • Linking individuals with services that can support them with their issue or concern
  • Supporting individuals to participate in formal dispute resolution settings (tribunals, courts, SACAT)
  • Raising awareness of issues impacting on people with ABI through systemic advocacy
  • Informing Government policy, service and program development through data collection, evaluation and submissions

About Brain Injury SA

As a Peak Body and a service provider, Brain Injury SA works with and for the ABI community to:

  • Empower people to determine and work towards their goals
  • Provide tailored and accessible therapy services to maximise quality of life
  • Assist in addressing barriers and issues arising from living with disabilities
  • Support families and carers
  • Advocate for and work to deliver increased community and government awareness, inclusion and assistance for people living with ABI
  • Continuously improve the value and quality of services through research, evaluation and development.

Qualifications in Disability, Social Work, Law or a relevant discipline are essential.

The position is full-time until 30 June 2022 with the possibility of contract extension.

A position description is attached.

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