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.

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

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:


  • 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:
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:

Applications close Monday 9 December 2019

Date posted: 27 November 2019

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