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LGBTI Disability Social Inclusion Officer

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)
  • Contract Part time (3 days a week, preferred days negotiable) - 2 years project
  • Sector: Not-for-profit
  • Location: Canberra, Civic.
  • Salary: Social and Community Services Employee Level 4.1 (+up to $15 000 salary sacrifice)

About Us

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is a national Disabled People's Organisation (DPO) that advocates federally for the human rights of people with disability, and their families, from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

NEDA is a founding member of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA).

As a disabled person’s organisation (DPO) governed by people with disability from migrant/refugee backgrounds, NEDA strongly encourages applications from LGBTI people and/or people with disability.

Applicants must hold the right to work in Australia.

About the Project

The Information Linkages and Capacity Building program provides grants to organisations to deliver programs for people with disability.

“The Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way” project is a joint initiative between the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance).

About the Role

The project’s aim is to increase social connection, self-advocacy, volunteering and community engagement through individual capacity building within lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex (LGBTI) people with Disability (PWD) communities in Australia.

The LGBTI Disability Social Inclusion Officer will help meet the following objectives:

  • Build on the existing skills of LGBTI people with a disability to be able to participate in self advocacy, system and service navigation by engaging in a unique social inclusion program of activities
  • Develop a training module which will focus on building individual and group-based skills through peer support, mentoring, and volunteer skills. The training will be designed to strengthen existing knowledge, build skills and confidence to set, self-manage and achieve personal goals and to participate in social, economic and civic life.
  • Collaborate across State and Territory jurisdictions to create meaningful and transformative activities that will link LGBTI PWD across Australia and result in an increase in social connection, self-advocacy, volunteering and community engagement.

Principal Duties

  • Effectively collaborate with people and organisations involved with the program
  • Maintain knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and use this knowledge to build the EDA’s capacity to engage in the NDIS service system.
  • Drive the “Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way” project and ensure the program is delivered to the highest standards.
  • Develop resources based on funding agreement specifications and ensure developed resources reflect the principles set out in the National Standards for Disability Services.
  • Conduct research related to the social inclusion needs of LGBTI people living with a disability.
  • Undertake evidence-based research to develop the project resources and ensure co-design principles are reflected in project development.
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of organisational policy, particularly within your areas of responsibility and accountability.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to an ongoing process of supervision, team meetings, general staff meetings, quality improvement and professional development strategies.
  • Perform other duties to assist with the work of the project as requested by the CEO and/or Project Manager.
  • Occasional travel within Australia may be required.
  • Adopt continuous learning and improvement processes in all aspects of the position.
  • Undertake other tasks as requested.

Key Skills and Experience

Qualifications

  • A qualification of Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar would be desirable.

Experience Required

  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Experience of working effectively and collaboratively in a small team environment.
  • A good understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the health and human rights of LGBTI people with a disability.
  • Understanding of the economic, social and political needs of LGBTI people living with a disability.
  • Knowledge of co-design principles.
  • Understanding of the Social Model of Disability
  • Understanding of the Intersectionality Model
  • Knowledge of the different communications needs of people with disability

Aptitude & Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to communicate and engage with advisory groups, sector representatives and people with lived experience of disability and LGBTI people.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Proven innovative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively, productively and collaboratively in a team both with NEDA, its partners, its member organisations and external organisations with minimal supervision.
  • Strong initiative, self-motivation and ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the health and human rights of LGBTI people and communities.
  • Good administrative and organisational skills and the ability to work with a demanding workload in a timely way.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Member service and satisfaction, servicing both internal and external clients/members (customer, staff, member, stakeholder feedback)
  • Satisfactory achievement of ongoing targets, goals and objectives as set and agreed with the CEO and/or Project Manager.
  • Accuracy of data entry, filing, documentation and information management within the Organisation’s database and systems.
  • Responding to and answering telephone calls, enquiries and emails within set timeframes and dealt with in accordance with Organisational standards.
  • Activities undertaken are fully compliant with statutory, commercial and legal requirements.
  • Timely identification and mitigation of organisation and project related risks.
  • Following of instructions and completion of tasks in a timely, accurate and efficient manner, which meet the requirements of the organisation, its partners and the requisite regulatory standards.
  • Following, utilisation and promotion of Organisational Policies and Procedures, Organisational Core Values and Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements.

Position Benefits

NEDA offers attractive employment benefits including salary sacrifice packaging (making part of your salary tax-free and increasing take-home pay), flexible work arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development.

A laptop & phone will be provided to support the position, and some interstate travel may be required. Annual leave is 4 weeks (pro rata).

Please contact spo@neda.org.au, using the subject line: LGBTI Disability Social Inclusion Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs if you have any reasonable adjustment that you require for the selection process.

Late applications, and applications without a CV or cover letter will not be considered.

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