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Regional Advocacy Officer - Mandurah

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre
  • Re-advertised Position
  • Part time – Up to 30 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 part time Regional Advocacy Officer. The Regional 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 clients accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This position is based in Mandurah.

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.

Reporting to EDAC’s Management based in Perth, the preferred candidate must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. The work will involve regular travel throughout the Mandurah, Murray and Rockingham LGAs. The successful applicant will also provide individual advocacy services via the telephone and SKYPE.

Salary: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Paypoint 5.3. Salary packaging options are available within ATO limits and guidelines. A shared, company-owned vehicle is provided for work purposes. Regular support, training and professional development opportunities are provided.

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