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'Together' Training Facilitator

Youth Disability Advocacy Service
  • Hours: Casual (hours may vary)
  • Remuneration: $37.13 per hour, classified under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS) Award at Employment Level 2.1
  • (YACVic pays above award rates, with generous terms and conditions)
  • Status: Casual, fixed term contract until June 30th, 2022
  • Location: Based in Melbourne CBD (Queen Street) with some state-wide travel. Working from home arrangements during COVID-19.

About the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that the rights of young people in Victoria are respected, and they are active, visible and valued in their communities. YACVic is an independent, for-purpose, member-driven organisation that represents young people (aged 12–25 years) and the sector that works with them.

YACVic provides additional targeted advocacy and services through our key services, YACVic Rural and the Youth Disability Advocacy Service, and our auspiced partner, the Koorie Youth Council.

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

YDAS is a core YACVic agency, funded by the Victorian Government. YDAS has a service model which places the human rights and interests of disabled young people at the centre of its work. YDAS undertakes individual and policy advocacy, working with disabled young people to ensure that their human rights are upheld so they can access services and participate as valued and respected members of their community.

In this document YDAS uses identity first language (disabled young people), as per the advice of the YDAS Steering Committee, which is comprised of disabled young people. However, we recognise that language and identity are personal choices, and that some people may prefer to use other terms including person first language (young people with disability).

Disability can mean a lot of things. At YDAS this includes having a health condition or chronic illness, being neurodiverse or autistic, Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired, or having lived experience of mental health issues.

** We value diversity and inclusion at YDAS & YACVic, and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. We strongly encourage persons with disability to apply for this position. **

Background to the Role

YDAS delivers training and resources called Together: Building an Inclusive Youth Sector. ‘Together’ training is for youth workers and other people who work with young people, in particular in youth service providers and organisations. ‘Together’ resources are available online, and support youth workers outside the training. The goal of ‘Together’ is to build youth workers’ confidence, skills and motivation to make their services more accessible and inclusive for disabled young people.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a young person (aged 15 to 25) with lived experience of being disabled to help make it easier for disabled young people to access youth services in Victoria.

This role will be one of four new ‘Together’ Training Facilitators who will work in a team with the Programs Coordinator, ‘Together’ Program Assistant and existing ‘Together’ Training Facilitator. As a team, they will explore what youth workers and disabled young people need to make services more accessible and inclusive.

They will then:

  • Update and refresh the training and resources through a co-design process.
  • Learn how to deliver the ‘Together’ training to youth workers
  • Be part of delivering the training to youth workers and organisations all across the state of Victoria. They will deliver this training alongside experienced facilitators.

The Together Training Facilitators will also be part of a project advisory group with other members of YDAS.

Employment conditions

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously. All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

About the candidate

We are looking for someone who is flexible, motivated and willing to play an active part in a collaborative and close-knit team.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

You will enjoy:

  1. A flexible, disability friendly, family-friendly and fun work culture
  2. A high degree of autonomy and collegial support
  3. Sector-leading professional development

A position description is attached.

If you have any questions about the role including accessibility questions, please contact Simon Green on 0447 678 653 or email sgreen@ydas.org.au using the subject line: 'Together' Training Facilitator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Interviews likely to be held in the week commencing 20 September 2021.

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