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Disability Advocate - Nepean Blue Mountains

Job Title: Disability Advocate - Nepean Blue Mountains
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Other Locations
Specialisation:
Reference: 468400B
Contact Name: Wendy Donovan
Contact Email: wendyd@peoplefusion.com.au
Job Published: July 23, 2022 12:15

Job Description

  • Multiple positions available, join a growing, dynamic team

  • Excellent benefits and flexible work options

  • Valley Heights office, diverse role, additional holidays

Are you interested in more meaningful work and supporting people with a disability?
Are you sick of the endless commute to Sydney for the right type of role?
  
Then consider being an advocate and work side-by-side with people every day to support them through their journey of navigating legal and social systems to achieve fairer outcomes.
  
About the opportunity
Disability Advocacy NSW provides advocacy for people with a disability. Our multi-disciplinary team includes social workers, community workers, disability workers, and lawyers. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy, honest, empathetic, and transparent in our work with people offering a family friendly and inclusive workplace, where diversity is celebrated.
Due to expansion of the Nepean Blue Mountains region we are seeking experienced and passionate people to join our growing team based in our Valley Heights office. This is an exciting time with increased funding, growth and expanding services.
  
Benefits include

  • flexible working hours, with the option of working up to half the week at home

  • full-time roles however a 9-day fortnight or 4-day work weeks are options

  • Up to 6 weeks annual leave

  • job satisfaction in making a difference to people’s lives

  • full training and support if you are transitioning into advocacy for the first time

  • salary packaging options

About the role
In this role you will work with people with disability to address issues of unfairness occurring across various social systems including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Education, Health, Centrelink, Housing, Discrimination, the Disability Royal Commission and other areas that impact on their lives.
We are looking for excellent communicators with sound judgement and influencing skills, who can collaborate with colleagues and other agencies while also being able to work independently. The successful candidate will be able to identify goals, problem solve and be tenacious in their work. 
  
You will:

  • Apply a human rights approach to advocacy

  • Provide individual advocacy and advice

  • Identify advocacy issues, goals, and options available

  • Encourage self-advocacy where possible

  • Research and interpret complex information

  • Participate in intake and inquiries processes

  • Maintain professional, timely and accurate records

  • Contribute to DANSW’s systemic advocacy work

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience advocating for people from disadvantaged backgrounds including people with disability

  • Knowledge or understanding of legal and social systems that impact on lives of people with a disability

  • Relevant qualification/s in social work , community services or similar

  • The ability to work independently but also enjoys working as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

How to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your covering letter and CV to peoplefusion our recruitment partner. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, and we will start to conduct preliminary interviews immediately
  
Applications welcome now
For a confidential chat call Wendy Donovan 0407 525 949  or for a  Success Profile Pack which includes  a full position description please email wendyd@peoplefusion.com.au 

  
At peoplefusion we don’t just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it! We strive to create an environment of equal opportunity regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, religion or physical ability, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. If you require any assistance with your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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