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Disability Royal Commission Consultant

Disability Advocacy Victoria

In response to the Disability Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC), Disability Advocacy Victoria Inc. (DAV) have established a Royal Commission position to facilitate a centralised, co-ordinated approach for the development of submission/s from our members through DAV.

About the organisation 

Disability Advocacy Victoria Inc. (DAV) – formally known as Victorian Disability Advocacy Network (VDAN) was established in 2003. DAV is the peak body for independent disability advocates in Victoria. 

We strive to break down the walls for people with disability by working with key stakeholders to achieve positive, systemic change in the disability sector. With one united voice, we have a much greater influence on policy makers about issues that affect people with disability.

Position Objective 

In response to the Disability Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC), we have established a Royal Commission position to facilitate a centralised, co-ordinated approach for the development of submission/s from our members through DAV.

The successful candidate will be recognised by stakeholders for their professional approach, responsiveness, and upholding organisational values.

Responsibilities will include undertaking research, writing submissions on behalf of DAV to the DRC in conjunction with the Board, our members and eligible members.

Key responsibilities include

  • Preparation, contributions and research for the DRC submissions with our members including identifying any systemic issues.
  • Undertake research, conduct consultation and prepare reports and associated materials.
  • Prepare submission/s based on DRC issues papers and discussion papers.
  • Prepare complex correspondence, submissions and briefings for the DRC and material for publications.
  • Promote awareness and provide information to DAV membership to encourage contribution of experiences.
  • Promote access to the DRC and provide information to targeted individuals within CALD and ASTI communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment and a clear understanding of human rights and social justice.
  • Regular reporting to the Board in relation to systemic matters raised during consultations, submissions progress, recommendations, contribute to the DAV newsletter and correspondence to DAV members in relation to the DRC.
  • Raise awareness of DAV membership to others.

NB: The responsibilities as specified above may be altered in accordance with the changing requirements of the position.

Administration and Reports:

  • Collate data and draft submissions as necessary in collaboration with DAV Board and its members
  • Assist in the development of processes to maintain and further develop the DRC project
  • Assist DAV to develop resources for the organisation where required

Please refer to the full position description for further information.

Further enquiries should be directed to Karryn Goode, Chairperson, 0491 208 097.

A position description is attached.

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