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The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.  Women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people are encouraged to apply. Current opportunities:
– Environment Protection Authority – closes 25 July 2021

Director – Melbourne Social Equity Institute

Closing date: July 30, 2021

The Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute will provide leadership in developing, attracting and facilitating interdisciplinary research by actively engaging with community-based organisations, government, business, philanthropic organisations and academic staff to address social equity issues.

Future Healthy

Closing date: July 30, 2021

Future Healthy is a major program of work that will help to shape a healthier future for young people right across Victoria. A future with vibrant communities, where young people are connected, active, enjoy wholesome food and feel great. A future inspired by, shaped by, and shared by the people of Victoria. A range of diverse people aged 18-25,, including people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, genders, identities, locations and abilities are encouraged to share your lived experience and ideas. Anyone who is chosen as a Community Champion for this campaign will be paid a fee and will be supported with media and social media training.

Bus Driver Educational Training on Inclusive Transport for All – Seeking Advisory Committee Members

The Advisory Working Group (AWG) is a small group of people who are passionate about improving transport access. The AWG will meet 3-4 times a year (virtually on Teams) for an hour, across two years, at key points in the Project, from project start to finish. This project investigates bus drivers’ attitudes, behaviour and communication methods when engaging with passengers with disability.  It includes surveys and focus groups, informing a co-designed training program for bus drivers.  

For more information, or to join the AWG, contactBonnie Watt:
E: bwatt@students.federation.edu.au 

Customer Rights and Empowerment Practitioner

Closing date: July 30, 2021

This is a part time position based in CBD with flexible home office options available. The successful candidate will build and strengthen customer rights and empowerment through a range of individual and family centred practice programs, promote social inclusion and self-determination initiatives that strengthen the protection of the rights of people with disabilities through self-advocacy, peer support, skills development, advancing advisory committees, and provide information/education forums and resources to external and internal stakeholders. People with disability are encouraged to apply.

Disability Advocate – Team Leader

Closing date: August 4, 2021

DRC is looking for someone to lead a small team of advocates in providing individual advocacy directly to people with disabilities living across Metropolitan Melbourne. The Team Leader will be focused on managing, developing and evaluating the individual advocacy program and will have a limited case load. The position is part time (26-30 hrs/wk) and flexible work arrangements are available.  DRC is an organisation for people with disabilities run by people with disabilities, and as such only accepts applications from those who self-identify as a person with a disability (s.12 Equal Opportunity Act 2010).

Manager, Policy and Governance

Closing date: August 1, 2021

The Manager – Policy and Governance will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the government’s racing program. A team player, you will enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the team. Working in a dynamic and fast paced environment, the successful candidate will bring a collaborative, can-do, creative and rigorous

Incubator Workshop for Women

Seven virtual Accelerator for Enterprising Women Incubator Workshops will be delivered by experienced Consultant Tricia Malowney throughout August and September 2021 and will include personalised mentoring to help participants on their business journeys. Expressions of Interest are currently open.  Young female-identifying persons aged 18 to 24 across Australia with a disability are welcome to apply. Interviews for the coveted 20 spots on the program will commence from early next month.

Access and Support Worker (Bendigo)

Closing date: August 6, 2021

RIAC is looking for an experienced dynamic person with a passion for social justice and upholding Human Rights for individuals who identify with having a disability, diversity, or mental ill-health within our communities. The Access and Support worker role will assist individuals and/or their families and carers to access support and services to remain living in their own homes.

Advocate and NDIS Appeals Officer

Closing date: August 6, 2021

RIAC provides information, advocacy, and support to people with disability, older people, their families, carers, and communities.  There are 3 new remote working roles (you will be supported to work from home) located in Shepparton, Geelong and West Wimmera.

Business Support Officer Part Time

Closing date: August 4, 2021

This part-time role (5 hours/week) provides business and administrative support to the office. This role works closely with the Executive Officer to provide support for MEDA’s Advocacy Programs, volunteer support, communication and fundraising objectives. You possess strong interpersonal skills and have experience providing business administration in a not for profit organisation. You are highly organised and are familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, digital platforms ie social media and marketing tools ie. CANVA. 

For further information and a copy of the Position Description contact Jan Mattrow:
E:  jan.mattrow@meda.org.au 
T: 98777 990. 

Disability Royal Commission (DRC) Coordinator / Advocate

Closing date: August 6, 2021

This part time role is to take a lead role in providing individual and systemic DRC advocacy and coordinating MEDAs response to identifying and engaging people with disability from CALD and ATSI backgrounds within our service area who could benefit from having Disability Royal Commission advocacy support.   You possess strong interpersonal and program co-ordination skills and have experience providing advocacy alongside people with disability in particular people from CALD communities. 

For further information and to request a Position Description, contact Jan Mattrow:
E:  jan.mattrow@meda.org.au 
T: 98777 990. 

Story teller pitch for IDPWD 2021

Closing date: August 9, 2021

For International Day of People with Disability, the ABC is looking to commission a series of factual stories to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms. To be eligible to submit your pitch you need tolive in Australia, be over 18, have a disability and be available to work on your content between September and November 2021. Your story might be about your lived experience, an issue you see affecting your community, a stereotype you want to dispel or a celebration of life as a person with disability. You will be paid for your work.

Victorian Government graduate program

Closing date: August 23, 2021

To make Victoria innovative and progressive,  people with a range of skills, backgrounds and lived experiences are needed. The graduate program has streams tailored to what you studied at university and pathways you can opt into, if you’re an applicant with disability or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.  You will be supported to learn and grow with mentors, peer networks and training and you’ll do real work that shapes the role of government and improves the lives of Victorians.