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Individual Advocacy Officer

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre
  • Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is a community-based agency that provides statewide advocacy services to people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, their families and carers. EDAC also works with other agencies to raise awareness of issues impacting on people with disability from CaLD and Aboriginal backgrounds.

EDAC is seeking to employ a full time Individual Advocacy Officer to 31 December 2021. The Individual Advocacy Officer will provide individual advocacy, support, information and referral services to people with disability from CaLD backgrounds, and their families/carers, who are experiencing problems such as discrimination, abuse and barriers to accessing appropriate supports and services. This will include advocacy support for CaLD clients accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The successful applicant will be expected to have experience and skills in individual advocacy casework, experience and/or knowledge of services and community work in migrant and refugee communities in WA. The successful applicant will possess sound interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively participate in, liaise and network with relevant services and committees to promote EDAC and the rights of people with disability. The successful applicant must be self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision and in a small team environment.

The position will be based at EDAC’s headquarters in Osborne Park and will be required to undertake outreach to sites across the metropolitan area. The position relies heavily on the use of on-site and telephone interpreters and, given EDAC’s statewide brief, the use of teleconferencing and videoconferencing tools to deliver services to people living outside the metro area.

Salary: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Paypoint 5.3. Salary packaging options are available within ATO limits and guidelines. Regular support, training and professional development opportunities are provided.

EDAC is an EEO employer and has an affirmative action policy that applies for people with disability. People with disability and/or of ethno-culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

A Job Description Form (JDF) can be obtained by emailing: admin@edac.org.au, using the subject line: Individual Advocacy Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs, or by phoning: (08) 9388 7455 or freecall 1800 659 921.

For further information about this position please contact Christine Grace on (08) 93887455 or freecall 1800 659 921.

To be considered for interview, applicants must make claims against the Selection Criteria in the JDF and attach a resume detailing work history, including the names and contact details of two professional referees.

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