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Engage In Manager

People with Disability Australia (PWDA)


People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national disability rights organisation. Its membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability. PWDA was founded in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, to provide people with disability with a voice of our own. PWDA has a cross disability focus – we represent the interests of people with all kinds of disability. PWDA is a non-profit, non-government organisation. We employ over 50 staff with 25% working in regional areas.


Engage In project builds upon the learnings of PWDA’s Enable In Project to connect people with psychosocial disability in institutional settings to NDIS and mainstream supports. These institutional settings include psychiatric hospitals, prisons, and boarding houses. Engage In utilises assertive outreach strategies to address the policy, procedural, cultural, and other structural barriers that frustrate access by people with psychosocial disability in institutional settings to NDIS and mainstream supports.

Engage In creates collaborative relationships with key stakeholders (people with psychosocial disability, family members, significant others, mental health services, NDIS agencies, housing providers, government departments, etc.).

The Engage In Manager will work with the peer led Project Advisory Group (PAG), PWDA staff and other service delivery partners to develop and coordinate all aspects of the project and to manage it, on an ongoing basis.

This is an integral role in delivering PWDA vision of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, belonging, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are recognised, respected and celebrated with pride.

This role will be based in our Surry Hills Head Office, however with COVID-19 we are currently working from home. This is a full-time role of 35 hours per week. It will be a maximum term contract role until 30 June 2022, with a possibility of extension, dependent of funding. Award Classification is Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010. PWDA pays above Award, and the salary on offer is $92,785 per annum plus salary packaging and superannuation.



  1. Experience working with people with psychosocial disability
  2. Excellent people management skills
  3. Demonstrated problem solving skills
  4. High level interpersonal skills
  5. Superior stakeholder management skills
  6. Intermediate computer skills
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  8. Understanding of and commitment to the social model of disability


  1. Project management experience
  2. Personal or family experience of disability
  3. Degree in social sciences or related discipline
  4. Previous experience in the community services sector

PWDA is a proud employer of people with disability, and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. We are an EEO employer and we embrace the diversity of our people, such as diversity in disability, race, cultural background, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex status.

Full position description is at pwd.org.au/about-us/employment.

For more information about this role, please contact Stephen Kilkeary at stephenk@pwd.org.au, using the subject line: Engage In Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, or on 0417 745 319.

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