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Disability Royal Commission Advocate

Sussex Street Community Law Service
  • Full-time position - 75 hours per fortnight
  • Level 5.4 - EBA $75,684

About the role

Provide education and individual advocacy for persons with a disability, their families, carers in North and South East metropolitan Perth region, Midwest and Goldfields/Esperance regions and Great Southern in collaboration with Albany Community Legal Centre.

Selection criteria 

Essential:

  • A tertiary qualification in human services / social work / behavioural science / community services or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Qualifications or demonstrated suitable experience delivering trauma informed practice.
  • Understanding of, and experience in, the provision of advocacy.
  • Experience in working with and or advocating for people with a disability or disadvantaged/vulnerable groups and operating within a social justice framework.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills, particularly with people with communication impairments.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Current drivers licence and eligibility for a National Police clearance.

Desirable:

  • Experience working within a not for profit organisation or similar.
  • Previous experience in working with Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islanders, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people, and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
  • Previous experience working in the disability sector.

Ongoing:

  • Travel to remote and regional areas outside normal working hours may be required (including overnight trips on occasion).

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Send your applications to j.timmermanis@sscls.asn.au, using the subject line: Disability Royal Commission Advocate application via EthicalJobs.

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