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NSW First Nations Disability Individual Advocacy Roles

First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)

About us

First Peoples Disability Network Australia is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples living with a disability, their families, and communities. FPDN’s purpose is to promote respect for human rights, secure social justice, and empower First Peoples with disability to participate in Australian society on an equal basis with others. We are the traditional custodians of the Land changing the narratives of First Peoples living with a disability, their families and communities and we recognise this important responsibility.

The Roles

We are looking for Individual Disability Advocates who have experience in First Peoples communities and have lived experience in disability. Our goal is to provide independent individual disability advocacy services to remove barriers for people with disability. The successful applicants will utilise their experience in the education, housing or justice sectors to support the development of individual self-advocacy skills and identify and highlight systemic issues.

We are looking for a specialist in education who will be our Individual Advocate - Education, this role would suit someone who has worked within the NSW school system and has experience advocating for our kids with disabilities.

We also have a Coordinator/Community Engagement role available that would suit someone who has strong administration and organisation skills.

It is essential that the successful candidates have lived experience of disability and understand the barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face when living with a disability in NSW across either the health, education, justice, or housing sectors.

To be successful in the role applicants will have:

  • Excellent time management, organisational and communication skills
  • A high level of computer literacy

This role is funded for up to a 2-year period and the successful applicant will be required to work from home or in a hybrid working arrangement depending on location.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position. Applicants are sought from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians pursuant to Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to apply

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