Positions Vacant

Seeking Lived Experience Consultants for co-designing Regional Strategy

These positions will be reimbursed at an hourly rate. You need to be a person with lived experience of low vision or blindness and live in regional Victoria. You do not need to be a current or former Client of Guide Dogs. You may also be a support person (for example, family member, friend or carer) of someone with low vision or blindness.

Call for WWDA Blog Commentary (Paid Opportunity)

Are you a woman, girl or non-binary person with disability that likes to write, make videos or podcasts? WWDA is launching a blog which will belong to our community and be a space to explore what leadership means. We want to hear from you!

General Manager Melbourne Disability Institute

The General Manager will drive the MDI’s mission and agenda to position the University as a leader in research that improves outcomes for people with disability and their families. The General Manager will have high level skills in strategic thinking and planning; demonstrated excellence in building productive relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholders; outstanding written and oral communication skills; experience in managing professional staff; high-level leadership skills, and, outstanding project management capabilities, including the capacity to juggle priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Speak My Language Travellers

Closing date: January 29, 2021

The Speak My Language (SML) program is a national initiative that involves CALD and Indigenous Australians with disabilities, and their supporters, sharing real stories and experiences, via podcast, broadcast and online. People with lived experience of disability from CALD and Koorie communities  are invited to undertake interviews with guest speakers and produce podcasts, broadcasts or videos that can provide practical tips on utilising personal skills and talents, and community resources and networks, in order to live well with disability – at home, in the community and at work or school.  Speak My Language Travellers are employed on a casual basis for a maximum 84 hours.

Further enquiries and applications, including a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, contact Diana Mastrantuono, Projects Manager at:
E:  eccv@eccv.org.au
T: 03 9354 9555.

Advocacy Supervisor

Closing date: January 30, 2021

As the Advocacy Supervisor you will coordinate the daily activities and casework of the Advocacy unit to ensure that clients’ needs are met. You will work one-to-one with people from ethnic backgrounds with a disability and/or their carers to ensure and facilitate access to services, and equitable treatment within services. The foundation for this work is to work in partnership with people to enable them to improve their ability to access and participate in community life, and achieve their goals.

Director NDIS and Mental Health – Call for expression of interest

A Director of the NDIS and Mental Health Division of The Sensible Centre is being sought to lead the development of a political movement of people with disabilities and mental illnesses and our families, positioned in the Sensible Centre of Australian life. Until we have an independent representative political voice of people with disabilities and mental illnesses and our families, service systems will remain provider-centred instead of genuinely person- and family-centred. The NDIS and Mental Health Division of The Sensible Centre has one goal – to involve tens of thousands of people across our continent in creating a political movement capable of getting a bloc of MPs in parliaments who will advance the inclusion and self-determination of people with disabilities and mental illnesses and our families.

Journalist/Communication Specialist Wanted

Closing date: January 30, 2021

The selected person will work under the direction of the ASID Journal Committee, reporting directly to the Committee Chair.   The brief is to prepare plain language materials, for dissemination to targeted audiences, of selected ASID journals’ published research findings. The materials will help to inform practice, policy or social change to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The work will be completed over 30 hours @ A$100 per hour, from February to July 2021.

Seeking two new Peer Workers

Closing date: February 16, 2021

Reinforce is a self advocacy group run by, and for people with intellectual disability to learn how to speak up for themselves. There are 2 paid jobs available to work 5 hours a week. If you have an intellectual disability and you are a good listener who cares about people with disability then this is … Continued