The South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID) works towards achieving a South Australian community in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members. We do this through consultation with stakeholders, advocating for an inclusive community, promoting the rights of people with intellectual disability and collaborating with like-minded organisations.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
This is a casual position working approximately 2 days per week on contract until December 20, 2020 with the possibility of extension pending future funding. You will be based at our office in Hilton, SA.
The Project Officer (Relationship Wise) is primarily responsible for:
- The delivery of relevant training and workshops to people with intellectual disability, their family members and carers
- Building the capacity of people with intellectual disability and their family members and carers to learn about human relationships, sexuality and health
- The writing and submission of project reports as directed by the Executive Director
- The promotion and booking of workshops and project related administrative tasks
- Promotion of human rights and a community inclusive of people with intellectual disability
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION YOU WILL NEED:
- To hold the belief that all people are valued members of our community and you will assist people with intellectual disability to participate fully as members of our community
- Qualifications in Disability, Social Work, Community Development, Health Promotion or similar area
- Experience working with people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters, and representative bodies
- Knowledge of the disability sector and the current issues impacting people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters, the disability sector and wider community. This will include a reasonable understanding of the NDIS and how it affects people with intellectual disability and their families
- Knowledge of legislation impacting people with intellectual disability
- High level interpersonal and communication skills including presentation and report writing skills, and demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive and complex inquiries
- Ability to confidently and respectfully engage in conversations about relationships, sex and sexuality and hold the belief that people with disability have the right to relationships and safe sexual experiences
- Skills or experience in training and group facilitation
- Capacity to lead and implement projects
- Ability to develop Easy Read documents
- Experience working independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work effectively in a team
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Must hold relevant DCSI clearance / Working with Children Check or be willing to obtain prior to commencing employment.
For further information about the role please see the Position Description and project information documents attached.