Positions Vacant

Get on Board opportunities

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:
– Building Regulations Advisory Committee (3 positions)- closes 5 May 2022
– Building Appeals Board – closes 5 May 2022

Care and Support Jobs

The campaign is part of Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package, announced in the 2020-21 Budget to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the care and support sector, including aged care, disability and veterans’ support. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia. Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the A Life Changing Life campaign shines a light on the rewarding, varied and sustainable job opportunities in the sector.

Join a new peer support program: the Buddy Network

Would you like to do more to help other people? Are you a good listener? Do you want to make new connections in your community? Buddies are volunteers with disabilities living anywhere in Victoria. They support others who are going through difficult times by allowing them to feel heard and understood. Buddies are not advocates or counsellors, they are more like companions who listen to those they support with kindness and solidarity. Because no one in the disability community needs to feel alone. You will be supported every step of the way through training and ongoing professional development. You will also be invited to join the network’s online fortnightly peer support group.

Sign up if you are interested in becoming a Buddy, or if you need some peer support, or want to attend an information session to find out more.

Stepping Into Internships

Stepping Into program is a paid internship program connecting students with disability to leading Australian businesses for hands on work experience. For students, it’s a chance to gain vital work experience during study. For businesses, it’s a talent pipeline that helps cultivate an inclusive and diverse workplace culture.

Young Leaders Program – Applications now open

Closing date: May 31, 2022

This is a free online leadership program for young Victorians who identify as having a disability, being Deaf, neurodiverse and/or having lived experience of mental health issues. It is open for young people aged between 14-19 years. This unique program runs across 4 workshops that will be held in June and July 2022. It’s a great opportunity to meet and learn from other emerging leaders.

For more information about the program, contact Haley (she/her):
E: hzilberberg@ydas.org.au

PACE Mentoring Spring 2022 now open

Closing date: July 3, 2022

Are you a student or jobseeker with disability? Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in a workplace setting. 

Women Leading Locally Fellowships

Closing date: June 28, 2022

This program aims to increase the representation of women councillors and mayors in Victoria by supporting 120 women from 30 target municipalities through Community Leadership and Local Governance fellowships. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to be supported into local government by skilled facilitators who want you to succeed and know what you need to get to the finish line.
The program welcomes the involvement of women from all ages and backgrounds – Young Women, First Nations women, women who live with disability, women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and LGBTQI+ women are especially encouraged to apply.

ATC 2022 Call for Papers now open

Closing date: June 20, 2022

Do you use Assistive Technologies in daily life? , Are you passionate about promoting the effective design, selection, and use of Assistive Technology solutions? Have you thought about presenting your ideas at a conference to showcase how assistive technology solutions are essential enablers in everyday life? Assistive Technology users, practitioners, suppliers, researchers, educators, and others are invited to submit a paper for the The third Australian AT Conference (AATC) being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 24 – 25 November 2022. The theme for this two-day conference is “ActivATe Life”.