Capacity Building Support Officer Griffith

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Of NSW

Applications Closing: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 17:00

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and skilled Capacity Building and Support Officer to work with people with disability and their families and carers. The position is 3 days per week and is based in MDAA’s Griffith office.

Details
Category: Community Development
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Far West NSW
About us

MDAA provides advocacy to all people with disability, their families and carers with a particular focus on people from non-English speaking (NES) / (CALD) culturally and linguistically diverse background. MDAA is an innovative advocacy agency, where diversity is celebrated and valued.

Position details
Qualifications:

The role and purpose of the Capacity Building and Support Officer is to:

  • Provide a high-quality advocacy and encourage the development of self-advocacy skills;
  • Possess a high level of understanding of the NDIS and refer consumer/participants dissatisfied with their NDIS Plan to MDAA’s NDIS Appeals Manager.
  • Refer people with disability experiencing abuse, neglect or exploitation to Disability Advocacy Royal Commission (DARC) at MDAA and CBSO Manager
  • Establish a positive collaborative relationship with the consumer and their support networks and assist people with disability and/or NDIS participant to identify services they need, link with local communities, access non-government and government departments, develop capacity building skills, and overcome barriers in accessing services and achieve goals;
  • Raise awareness of MDAA services and rights of people with disability in the community.
Essential Selection Criteria:

Knowledge:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in advocating for people’s rights, community development and networking
  • Demonstrated experience in community development and networking.
  • Strong knowledge of the disability sector including government departments and agencies and non-government organisations and relevant legislation regulations
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop collaborative relationships and networks between agencies.
Other Information:

Applicants should have a commitment to social justice, demonstrated experience in advocacy, good communication and community development skills.

MDAA is an EEO employer and an affirmative action policy applies to people from

NES/CALD background with disability.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Anita Strezova
Contact Email: jobs@mdaa.org.au
Contact Phone: 02 98916400
How to apply

All applications must address all selection criteria as outlined in the position description. Further enquires to Anita Strezova on 02 9891 6400.

Send your application to:

Confidential, MDAA HR, c/o MDAA

PO Box 884, GRANVILLE 2142

Or email: jobs@mdaa.org.au

Applications close Monday 9 December 2019

Date posted: 27 November 2019

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