Disability Advocate - Tamworth

Job Title: Disability Advocate - Tamworth
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Other Locations
Reference: 468392H
Contact Name: Wendy Donovan
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 22, 2022 11:00

Job Description

  • Tamworth and Narrabri/Central West based opportunities

  • Join a team making a real difference

  • Excellent benefits and flexible work options 

About the company
Disability Advocacy NSW is part of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc. and provides high quality social and legal advocacy and support to people in need across NSW, with a commitment to servicing regional and remote communities. Their focus is to empower clients to navigate the legal and social systems and achieve fair outcomes in pursuit of their goals.

The strength of the organisation lies in combining the expertise of different professionals (lawyers, social workers disability workers) to achieve the best outcomes for disadvantaged clients. The team are supportive, inclusive, and client-focused in everything that they do.

About the role
The role sees you support individuals where you will advocate on clients’ behalf or provide support to clients to advocate for themselves. You will also be required to link clients to services to ensure optimal outcomes across a range of matters.

With a focus on best practice, you will support clients to manage matters relating to Disability Royal Commission support, NDIS appeals as well as general advocacy support relating to legal, education, pensions, health, and discrimination matters. 
This is a full-time role however a 9 day fortnight or 4 days per week is also an option.

We have 2 disability advocacy roles available. One full-time role based in Tamworth, the other in or around Narrabri or elsewhere in the Central West Region. Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will manage the following responsibilities:

  • Engage with people with disabilities and provide information, support, and recommendations for access to appropriate services

  • Provide ongoing support to clients in line with ALA’s values of honesty, integrity, respect, and courtesy

  • Research, understand and interpret complex information and apply best practice recommendations

  • Develop and review advocacy plans in line with clients desired goals

  • Support clients to participate in formal dispute resolution processes

  • Work collaboratively with the broader ALA team and work to identify opportunities for continuous improvement

  • Maintain appropriate records and case files in line with policies and procedures

  • Provide backup intake and assessment support to the team in your region 

About you
We are looking for individuals who are driven by integrity and accountability. Ideally you will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar role

  • Demonstrated advocacy experience, working with people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups

  • Success in providing optimal outcomes for clients

  • Knowledge and understanding of key disability issues including NDIS and Disability Royal Commission

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills including strong assessment and judgement skills

  • Tertiary qualifications in legal studies, social work social science, psychology, community services, or similar

A generous salary is on offer, along with additional benefits including additional paid leave over the Christmas period, flexible work opportunities and salary sacrificing options.

How to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, please click "apply for this job" to submit your covering letter and CV.

Please refer to the attached Success Profile Pack for more information, including a full position description. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact Wendy Donovan on or (02) 4927 2015 or Monique Fulmer on or (02) 4927 2023.

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