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Youth Council Member - Remote / Work From Home

Children and Young People with Disability Australia

The Highlights

  • Paid role for young people with disability
  • Use your lived experience to guide programs and advocacy
  • Remote and online work from anywhere in Australia


Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national representative organisation for children and young people with disability aged 0 to 25 years. CYDA has an extensive national membership of more than 5,000 young people with disability, families and caregivers of children with disability, advocacy and community organisations.

Our vision is that children and young people with disability are valued and living empowered lives with equality of opportunity.

Our purpose is to ensure governments, communities, and families, are empowering children and young people with disability to fully exercise their rights and aspirations.

Our strategic plan seeks to achieve our vision through:

  • Driving inclusion
  • Creating equitable life pathways and opportunities
  • Leading changes in community attitudes and aspirations
  • Supporting young people to take control
  • Calling out discrimination, abuse, and neglect


Our Youth Council is a paid, casual position with CYDA, which will involve a range of different activities:

  • CORE based meetings, in which Youth Council members will learn more about CYDA as an organisation, the different departments (i.e. policy and research, community impact, youth action team, etc.) and training opportunities.
  • Opportunity to be involved in an area of interest at CYDA (i.e. media and communications, policy and research, facilitation, etc.), to support project delivery and gain valuable skills.
  • Co-design and lead the National Youth Disability Summit in 2024.

The role will take a commitment of approximately 6 hours per week.


A young person (ages 15 - 25 years of age) who identifies as disabled or having a disability.

Someone who is willing to share their lived experience to help guide CYDA’s work, programs and advocacy.

A passion to help amplify the voices and experiences of young disabled people.

No relevant degree or qualification needed.

This position is only available for those who identify as a person with disability as allowed under ‘special measures’ of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

A position description and Easy Read flyer is attached with more information.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or require support to complete your application for this role, please email CYDA’s Youth Action Team on [email protected] using the subject line: Youth Council Member - Remote / Work From Home enquiry via EthicalJobs or call / text the Youth Action Team on 0423 833 523.

Applications provided in other formats due to access needs will be supported. If you wish to apply in another format, please contact us on the above details to discuss.


Please feel free to complete our form here: CYDA Youth Council Member 2023 - Online Application Form Survey ( 

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