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NDIS Advocate - Seniors and Disability Rights Service

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Oct 2020
Location
Darwin
Salary
$75,000 - $84,999
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

We are looking for an NDIS Advocate to join our passionate and dynamic team

Darwin Community Legal Service is a free, confidential service that supports members of the community to protect their rights. Through fair access to legal advice and advocacy, we aim to resolve issues of injustice and disadvantage. Our service is independent and we aim to be fearless.

Our Seniors and Disability Rights Service provides advocacy support to people living with disability, as well as support to seniors and people accessing aged care services. Our Advocates also provide community education and contribute to law reform.

Working predominantly to help people navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you will:

  • Provide information about NDIS rights;
  • Help people prepare applications, requests for funding, and requests for review;
  • Attend meetings, and legal hearings as a support person;
  • Help people to self-advocate where possible;
  • Advocate for systemic change or law reform to support the rights of people with disability;
  • Develop and distribute accessible and appropriate information about the NDIS process, including reviews and appeals;
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the team manager.

 

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Understanding of and commitment to key principles and values of advocacy specifically within a disability environment;
  • Proven commitment to social justice and human rights;
  • Experience providing outreach services in a community-based environment;
  • Demonstrated high standard of written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise competing demands;
  • Current NT Driver’s License and willingness to travel for short periods of time.

Desirable

  • Lived experience of disability or knowledge of issues facing people with disability.
  • Understanding of the NDIS appeals process.

 

Applications must be received by COB October 23rd  2020. Please include a resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

For enquiries, call Rachael Bowker on (08) 8982 1111 or email rachael@dcls.org.au

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?

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