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Inclusion Projects Officer - My Rights Matter

Council for Intellectual Disability
  • Are you passionate about social justice and the rights of people with intellectual disability?
  • Do you have experience in project management and resource development?
  • Do you have experience in co-design and inclusive approaches?
  • Do you have knowledge and experience in supported decision making?
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively in teams?

CID is looking for an experienced project officer to deliver an innovative project that aims to promote the right to decision making and support for decision making, for people with disability.

Work Type

  • Full-time position until end 2023, with possible extension
  • Negotiable to work remotely within NSW
  • CID Offices in Surry Hills and Wagga Wagga for F2F work options
  • Some travel required for regional service delivery
  • Level 5.1 under the SCHADS Award
  • Salary packaging available and above Award leave entitlements.

About Council for Intellectual Disability

CID is a disability rights organisation led by people with intellectual disability. For more than 65 years CID has worked to ensure a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued.

About the project

My Rights Matter is a new project that started in 2022, running to 2023. It will promote the right to decision making and support for decision making.

My Rights Matter’s key objective is to uphold the rights, safety and wellbeing of people with disability by enabling people and supporters to understand and exercise their right to autonomy and support for decision making.

The suite of program elements will directly impact individuals, families and services through the provision of information, capacity building activities and resources. The project will also advocate for systemic change in policy, laws and practices. The program aims to deliver sustainable supported decision making and program legacy.

My Rights Matter is founded on the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which protects the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people with disability. The CRPD promotes respect for inherent dignity and individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices.

Role Responsibilities

  • Facilitate engaging and inclusive workshops and sessions for various participant groups (people with disability, family members, staff of government agencies, and staff of disability services) including some logistics.
  • Develop resources, content and activities which are appropriate for people with disability, including those with high support needs.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate project plans in coordination with the Manager, Inclusion Projects and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Flexibility to work both one-on-one and in large group setting with people with disability and their families as the situation requires.
  • Where required undertake community engagement activities at expos, local community networks, events.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication networks with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the efficient and timely exchange of information and the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Ongoing monitoring, recording and evaluation of data and processes to allow for continuous improvement.
  • Support the participation of people with intellectual disability in CID's work.

Essential Selection Criteria - Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to the human rights of people with disability and the principles of participation and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and/or training environments, with people with disability.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication, facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of supporting people to speak for themselves.
  • Demonstrated experience in productive working relationships with colleagues to achieve required outcomes.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly across NSW.
  • Excellent computer literacy including in Microsoft Office.

Qualifications in teaching, adult education, training or similar field will be highly regarded. Demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge of supported decision making and its applications in working with people with disability and their support system will also be highly regarded.

First Nations people and people with disability or people with a lived experience of mental health issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

NEXT STEPS

Please submit your application via the Apply Now link.

For more information contact Catalina Voroneanu, Manager Inclusion Projects - My Rights Matter at catalina@cid.org.au, using the subject line: Inclusion Projects Officer - My Rights Matter enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description and CID's Ethical Framework are attached.

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