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Capacity Development Coordinator - Resourcing Inclusive Communities

The Institute for Family Advocacy and Leadership Development

Are you wanting to be a part of wide spread change? Then this exciting multi-jurisdictional project is for you. Family Advocacy is hiring! 

Fantastic opportunity to work directly with people with disability and families to improve knowledge and practice of contemporary employment models that support people with disability to obtain real jobs for real pay. We are looking to harness your unique strengths and passion for creating social change. 

  • Driven, passionate and caring culture
  • Flexible, supportive and values based workplace
  • Lots of opportunity for growth within a complete project cycle

Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is a statewide, not for profit disability advocacy organisation that works with families to promote and defend the rights and interests of people who have developmental disability. This is achieved by strengthening the advocacy role and influence of families so that they can speak out with, and on behalf of their own family member, or for people with developmental disability more broadly.

The Capacity Development Coordinator will carry out the responsibilities of the position in accordance with the philosophy, policy and practices laid down by the Management Committee and in a way which reflects the cultural diversity of the Australian population.

Resourcing Inclusive Communities

Resourcing Inclusive Communities is an initiative of Family Advocacy and works across NSW. We hold the philosophy that people with disability thrive in the heart of the community, sharing the same everyday experiences as their fellow Australians.

We share our vision of social inclusion with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). One of the eight guiding principles of the CRPD outlines that all people with disability have the right to experience full and effective participation and inclusion in society. Resourcing Inclusive Communities works with many allies in the community to support this vision.

We provide information through our online platforms, through events such as webinars, workshops and conferences, we design tailored training, mentoring and supports for external services, develop extensive resources and have a 1800 number that provides support across NSW. We support positive change through working closely with people with disability, their family members, service providers, mainstream services, businesses and the broader community.

The role

What you will be doing:

  • Developing and enhancing the capacity of people with disability and their families
  • Assist in building and managing relationships with stakeholders, whilst expanding the reach of the organisation across the state
  • Working alongside a consortium of organisations in the delivery of the project
  • Develop content, coordinate, present and co-present at events
  • Coordinate events from webinars through to conferences.
  • Resource development

Essential Criteria (applications must address each criteria)

  • Commitment to the full inclusion of people with disability
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary and innovative employment practices that support people with disability into meaningful work such as customised employment and micro enterprises.
  • Experience in organising, promoting and facilitating events such as webinars, workshops and conferences including developing and presenting workshop content
  • Demonstrated capability of working with people with disability and families
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of software applications
  • Capacity to travel around NSW and interstate
  • Capacity to occasionally work weekends and evenings

Desirable Criteria

  • Lived experience of disability
  • Exposure to Social Role Valorisation

Based: Hornsby Hours: 38 per week Commencement: Immediately

Terms of Employment: Fixed Term contract to June 2023

Salary: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Industry Award 2010, Level 4- 5 (depending on experience) with salary packaging available on request.

For more information, please email recruitment@family-advocacy.com, using the subject line: Capacity Development Coordinator - Resourcing Inclusive Communities enquiry via EthicalJobs, or ring Cecile Sullivan Elder on 02 9869 0866.

Download the Position Description, for a more detailed description of the role.

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