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Access & Inclusion Officer - Voices for Change

Fitzroy Legal Service

The Voices for Change are an emerging Self-Advocacy group for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) who have been incarcerated. The group is focused on using their voice to reduce the number of people with ABI getting involved in the criminal justice system; to help people with ABI have the skills and confidence they need to raise their voices and concerns; and to support people with ABI to talk about issues that matter to them to make change.

As Access and Inclusion Officer, you will work with the Project Coordinator to support Voices for Change to implement a project, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, to build the group’s organisational capacity. This project will allow Voices for Change to develop and strengthen strategies to up-skill the organisation to function more effectively.

As Access and Inclusion Officer, you will strengthen the capacity of group members to lead the group while providing a strong system of support that allows the group to set its own capacity-building pace. Supporting the group to grow at its own pace is vital to group sustainability as people from this cohort often experience very complex life circumstances and are vulnerable to becoming overwhelmed if insufficient supports are in place. You will ensure that meeting agendas, minutes and relevant documents and information are in accessible formats and support members to have full understanding and be engaged in project deliverables, processes, decision making and outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in working with people with cognitive disability, stakeholder engagement and accessible communication. Coupled with a responsive and open-minded approach to advocacy, you will have an ability to ensure an accessible, inclusive and safe group environment.

The Fitzroy Legal Service is an inclusive employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability. People with lived experience of disability and/or the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be made to Jen Black via email jblack@fls.org.au, using the subject line: Access & Inclusion Officer - Voices for Change enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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