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Community Information and Education Coordinator

Elder Rights Advocacy

About Us

Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA) is a statewide, Victorian non-profit organisation established in 1990. We are a member of the national Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) delivering the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP).

Our advocacy, information, community education and elder abuse prevention covers all forms of care for older people, with a focus on Commonwealth-funded home care and residential care. We also deliver the Aged Care Navigator trial and the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).

Our mission is to support older people’s right to quality care.

Our vision is a diverse, vibrant, multicultural community, where older people are respected, heard and well-informed, and can exercise their rights and responsibilities with confidence. Our values drive our work: Respect; Integrity; Collaboration; Inclusiveness; Empowerment; Responsiveness.

About the role

The Community Information and Education Coordinator will oversee the design, planning, implementation and delivery of our community information and education work, in collaboration with the ERA team. This includes using a blend of face-to-face and online methods to inform and educate older people, their representatives, aged care providers and the wider community about aged care standards, residents rights and responsibilities, recognising elder abuse and other relevant topics.

They will also develop, facilitate, support and review an exciting new 18-month pilot volunteer Peer Education program, which involves recruiting older people to promote ERA services, deliver information sessions and act as change agents for and with their peers.

This role is EFT optional from 0.8 (60.8 hrs per f/n) to 1.0 (76 hrs per f/n), including 9-day fortnight (0.9). Please specify preference in your application.

Please see the Position Description for the full list of key responsibilities.

About you

You have a genuine interest in and commitment to working with older people in our community. You have an understanding of how aged care information and advocacy can assist older people and their families. You are an excellent communicator and feel just as comfortable presenting a webinar as you do standing in front of a large audience. Your knowledge of the aged care system (including residential, home care and gaining access to My Aged Care) and aged care rights means you can design and deliver engaging, informative, education and information sessions. You are a strategic thinker and unafraid to try new things. You collaborate well with staff and volunteers, and can effectively lead and support a team. You are familiar with using Zoom, Vimeo, Facebook and other online platforms/Learning Management Systems, and able to train and support others to use them when needed.

For further information about the role contact David White, Operations Manager on 0418 361 750.

Download the full job description.

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