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Lived Experience Facilitators - Flexible Location

Summer Foundation
  • Casual - All States and Territories

About Housing Hub Social Enterprise

The Housing Hub Social Enterprise has been established by Summer Foundation to develop initiatives to develop the SDA housing market across Australia. We work with Housing Seekers and Housing Providers so that people with disability can find the home that is just right.

About Summer Foundation

At the Summer Foundation, you get to make a difference. We are passionate about resolving the issue of young people living in aged care and this is something we believe is highly achievable. Established in 2006, our key aim is to change human services policy and practice related to young people living in aged care

About the role:

We are looking for 3-5 new team members in all States and Territories across Australia to join our Lived Experience Facilitator crew.

The Lived Experience Facilitator is responsible for co-facilitating and bringing your lived experience as a person with disability who has been, or is on a housing journey to the Summer Foundation’s Housing Hub workshops and projects.

  • Perhaps you have experience finding or are in the process of moving into your own place such as in a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) or;
  • You have experience sharing your home with friends or housemates and they might be provide you with support or;
  • You live with another person, couple or family in their home or;
  • You’re building your own accessible property.

Whatever the journey, your lived experience in finding (or in the process of finding) a home that fits your needs and preferences plays a vital role in the delivery of our workshops.

The role will work with people with disability and their families, providing online educational and interactive workshops regarding a range of housing options that are available for people who are Participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (the NDIS). The Lived Experience Facilitator will also have the opportunity to work on other projects across the organisation.

*Workshops will be held Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm (5 hours per workshop)

Some key responsibilities


  • Facilitate and co-facilitate workshops and webinars with Housing Hub facilitator/s both in person and online
  • Input into the design and delivery of workshops and webinars
  • Use your lived experiences to enrich the workshops and webinars as appropriate

Event Admin

  • Ensure in workshop and webinar surveys (via Zoom and in person) are distributed and collected to ensure continual improvements

Project Work

  • Use your lived experience to design and deliver projects across Summer Foundation and Housing Hub projects such as video content, co-design sessions, feedback on content, development of web-resources etc.

Skills & experience

  • Lived experience of disability and the experience of negotiating housing as a person with disability
  • Some knowledge of the NDIS and disability housing options and issues
  • Some experience of and confidence with public speaking
  • Communication skills in the method that works for you (verbal or non-verbal methods, using a speech-generating communication device or support person)
  • Strong commitment and knowledge of the rights of people with disability

People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by us and looked upon favourably

The Housing Hub Principles

The Housing Hub's principles include:

  • People with disability are at the centre of everything we do
  • We seek social change by leading in our sector to build sustainable and innovative products that facilitates people with disability choosing where and how they live
  • We build confidence of the housing sector through collaboration, capacity building and tenancy solutions
  • Our work is aligned to Summer Foundation’s evidence base and approach
  • Our team has courage, fails fast and approaches problems with curiosity to achieve our vision

Employment basis

  • Casual
  • Location - in your state or territory. Currently working from home
  • Employment is subject to National Police History Check. (Support will be provided during this process and a confidential chat can be had if this is a barrier to applying)

How to apply:

  • Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be re-directed to our recruitment system where you will be asked to respond to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a cover letter and resume. Stay tuned for your notifications by email and SMS
  • Review Position Description attached for full roles and responsibilities outline
  • Applicants will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis until the closing date
  • Applicants are required to have Australian Work Rights
  • To learn more about Housing Hub, go to https://www.housinghub.org.au/

If you require any further information or assistance applying for the role please reach out to Wishna Gunaratnam on 0437 474 150 (call or text) or email wishna.gunaratnamt@summerfoundation.org.au using the subject line: Lived Experience Facilitators - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note, applications can be submitted online, over the phone, video call or any other method that suits you.

Summer Foundation and The Housing Hub are an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We don’t discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

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