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Aboriginal Ability Linker

Advertiser: Uniting3.4 out of 53.4 overall rating (72 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Jul 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

Aboriginal Ability Linker

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve.  We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate

About the opportunity

What is Ability Links?

Ability Links NSW supports people with disability, their carer’s and families to access supports and services in the local communities. By linking people with a disability into the community, we empower them to live their life their way and achieve personal goals.

An exciting opportunity exists for a full time Aboriginal Ability Linker to join our team in Penrith on fixed term contract until June 30 2019. Reporting directly to the Coordinator, you will be the first point of contact for people with a disability, their families and carers within the age of 9 years to 65 years.  Key responsibilities may include:
  • work face to face with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people with disabilities, their families and carers to build on their personal strengths and skills
  • develop networks in their immediate and surrounding communities to help plan for the future
  • work with a cultural lens with individuals on their dreams, hopes and goals
  • Work as an advocate within the local community to create awareness, inclusiveness and improve access for people with a disability
  Essential Criteria
  • This position is an Identified position. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture and a strong commitment to working with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Lived experience or knowledge and understanding of the impacts of disability on Aboriginal families and communities.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure cultural consideration of the needs of people and families from Aboriginal communities in service access and delivery.
  • Strong understanding of a person-centred approach to service provision, social inclusion and community development opportunities.
  • Experience working in Community Service sector or equivalent.
  • Well-developed communication skills with experience using technology including data entry, outlook and email.
  • Self-motivating and ability to work unsupervised with sound time management skills with a willingness to travel to cover large geographical areas.
  • Proven experience in community development and project work.
 Desirable Criteria
  • Certificate in Event Management.
  • Qualifications in Community Services, Disability or Health will be highly regarded.
 Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Salary packaging
  • Paid travel entitlement
  • Career development opportunities
If you are passionate about improving the lives of Aboriginal families and communities and have a desire to create awareness within communities then you may just be an Aboriginal Early Linker and we encourage you to apply.

Click "apply to this job" to complete your application. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Naomi Young on 0475 817 692 for a confidential discussion.

People with disability, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks. 
Naomi Young
0475 817 692
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About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve.  We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate

About the opportunity

What is Ability Links?

Ability Links NSW supports people with disability, their carer’s and families to access supports and services in the local communities. By linking people with a disability into the community, we empower them to live their life their way and achieve personal goals.

An exciting opportunity exists for a full time Aboriginal Ability Linker to join our team in Penrith on fixed term contract until June 30 2019. Reporting directly to the Coordinator, you will be the first point of contact for people with a disability, their families and carers within the age of 9 years to 65 years.  Key responsibilities may include:
  • work face to face with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people with disabilities, their families and carers to build on their personal strengths and skills
  • develop networks in their immediate and surrounding communities to help plan for the future
  • work with a cultural lens with individuals on their dreams, hopes and goals
  • Work as an advocate within the local community to create awareness, inclusiveness and improve access for people with a disability
  Essential Criteria
  • This position is an Identified position. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture and a strong commitment to working with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Lived experience or knowledge and understanding of the impacts of disability on Aboriginal families and communities.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure cultural consideration of the needs of people and families from Aboriginal communities in service access and delivery.
  • Strong understanding of a person-centred approach to service provision, social inclusion and community development opportunities.
  • Experience working in Community Service sector or equivalent.
  • Well-developed communication skills with experience using technology including data entry, outlook and email.
  • Self-motivating and ability to work unsupervised with sound time management skills with a willingness to travel to cover large geographical areas.
  • Proven experience in community development and project work.
 Desirable Criteria
  • Certificate in Event Management.
  • Qualifications in Community Services, Disability or Health will be highly regarded.
 Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Salary packaging
  • Paid travel entitlement
  • Career development opportunities
If you are passionate about improving the lives of Aboriginal families and communities and have a desire to create awareness within communities then you may just be an Aboriginal Early Linker and we encourage you to apply.

Click "apply to this job" to complete your application. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Naomi Young on 0475 817 692 for a confidential discussion.

People with disability, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks. 

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