Positions Vacant

Seeking Volunteers for Community Visitors Program

The Office of the Public Advocate is looking for people to volunteer as Community Visitors. These are unique volunteer positions which are official Victorian Governor in Council appointments. Community Visitors protect the human rights of people with disabilities by visiting accommodation facilities and monitoring and reporting on the adequacy of services provided.

Housing Engagement Manager

The Housing Engagement Manager will be responsible for the expansion of The Housing Hub across Australia, the engagement for the Get Building SDA projects and will also contribute to the work of the Housing Matching Team by engaging with the community and NDIS participants to identify SDA eligible NDIS participants and  provide information about appropriate properties.

Call for submissions: Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Closing date: May 31, 2019

Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words of non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up chronically ill, deaf, Deaf or disabled. Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between.

Community Visitors Program Administrative Officer

Closing date: December 16, 2018

This is a fixed-term position until June 2020, based in Carlton. The ideal candidate will have good data entry and computer skills, undertaking work with strong attention to detail, focusing on service quality despite time constraints. A willingness to work effectively with others as part of a high performing team is essential, along with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and driven to meet work targets and goals.

NDIS Appeals Support Officer / Advocate – Geelong

Closing date: December 19, 2018

Part time, based in Geelong, fixed term until 30 June, 2019. The NDIS Appeals Support Officer/Advocate will play a key role in providing support and assistance to applicants whilst they navigate the process of seeking an AAT review of NDIS decisions. There will be a strong focus on fostering ‘self-advocacy’ where possible. Where self-advocacy is not appropriate, the NDIS Appeals officer will, in partnership with the applicant, develop and implement a plan which will provide effective support. The incumbent will also have specific responsibilities for promotion and education within the community and will have a range of reporting and administrative responsibilities that are required for RIAC’s quality assurance purposes and to meet funding body arrangements.

Call for communication access trainers and assessors

Closing date: December 21, 2018

Scope is recruiting communication trainer/assessors to train groups of people about how to communicate successfully with people who use communication aids across Melbourne metro. If you can independently use a Communication device or be prepared to learn to use a communication aid (eg:iPad), then this opportunity might be for you.

Co-Designer – Building an Inclusive Youth Sector (four positions)

Closing date: January 2, 2019

About the role This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a young person (15-25) with lived experience of disability to contribute to making it easier for young people with disability to access youth services in Victoria. The Co-Designers will assist with the development of a disability awareness and inclusion training program for youth service … Continued

IT Administration and Website Support

A casual position has opened up for an IT Administration and Website Support person at the Summer Foundation. Responsibilities & Duties • Help to improve and maintain documentation about the website. • Maintain a list of common problems users encounter. • Write documentation to explain how to resolve common issues. • Assist with maintenance of … Continued