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Advocacy Officer – Northern Rivers

We have a rewarding position of Advocacy Officer available with primary responsibility in providing individual advocacy to people with disability experiencing any issues related to services and supports across the NDIS, health, housing, employment, transport, education et cetera.

The Advocacy Northern Rivers Services team is at the forefront of advocating for the rights of people with disabilities at the individual level.

The role requirements involve but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and advice on the NDIS
  • Providing individual advocacy support, developing and implementing an individual plan in partnership with the applicant
  • Providing education and skills development, such as self-advocacy support for individuals and self-advocacy group sessions
  • Assisting consumers to identify goals and develop independence
  • Ensuring the philosophy, mission and goals of empowerment are maintained or enhanced

  • Essential Criteria

  • The ability, energy and passion to deliver quality services and have the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively where required
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in advocacy process and practice
  • A comprehensive understanding of the disability sector and awareness of associated issues and barriers faced by individuals living with disability
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly computer literate with strong database usage skills
  • Have a current and unrestricted drivers licence

    The position is a part-time role working 4 days p/w.
    You can read more and apply via SEEK or call Judith on 1800 819 775 for more information. Application close date: Tuesday 5th November 2019.