- Job posted on: 26th Mar 2021
- Applications close:
Speak Out is a state-wide not-for-profit organisation that provides advocacy and self advocacy support to people with a disability and hosts the Annual Speak Out Conference. We seek an energetic, self-motivated and suitably qualified person to join our dynamic team in promoting and defending rights through our advocacy work, and building the capacity of communities.
Advocates are involved in individual advocacy, self-advocacy, group advocacy and systemic advocacy. This position will predominantly assist with individual advocacy issues and self advocacy groups. Additional hours based on workflow/demand also available.
Individual advocacy is issues-based. The Advocate provides information, options and referral that enables each person to make informed decisions about what they wish to do. The Advocate works to achieve each client's desired outcome and is directed by the client via the Advocacy Agreement. When the issue is resolved, the case is closed and the advocacy relationship ceases.
If you have sound knowledge, understanding and commitment to Human Rights and the principles of social justice, excellent communication skills, and thrive on problem-solving and outcomes – contact us.
Previous experience in the community services sector is desirable. Drivers license is essential.
As a not-for-profit organisation we offer salary packaging through AccessPay www.accesspay.com.au.
For further information phone 03 6231 2344.