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Peer Support Group Coordinator

Advertiser: Regional Disability Advocacy ServiceMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
5 Jan 2021
Yarra Valley & High Country
$41.89 - $43.79 per hour plus super
Work Type
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

About the business

Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS) provides independent, free and local advocacy services providing a voice and empowerment to people with all types of disability and all ages, living in North East Victoria and Southern parts of New South Wales including the Riverina. RDAS advocates, informs, trains and resources individuals and organisations in human rights to enhance community participation by a diverse range of people in support services and the wider community.  

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About the role

The Peer Group Coordinator (PGC) role will be based in Wodonga or Wangaratta with a focus on Southern NSW & the Ovens & Murray area of Victoria. The PGC will work with the Team Leader and Advocacy Manager to establish and coordinate the Members to Leaders program which has a focus on Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Wangarrata, Griffith and surrounding areas.  The position will work under the general direction of the Team Leader in line with RDAS policy and procedures and will cover the following areas of work: 

  • Implement the work plan for the Members to Leaders Program; 

  • Deliver 8 (monthly) right-based community education sessions in group homes, day programs and other identified avenues in at least 9 locations across the Riverina-Murray and North-East Victoria Regions; 

  • Deliver training and support for people with disability to facilitate education sessions. 

  • Supervise and support a team of casual facilitators; 

  • Identify and support community 'champions' and other supporting organisations or groups; 

  • Help establish and build capacity of groups in each location to be able to continue on past the end of the project independently; 

  • Work with the Team Leader to provide quarterly reports required for the RDAS Board and the funding body (DSS), including an overall evaluation report at the conclusion of the project. 

Benefits and perks

  • Opportunity to make a difference.
  • Contract position until December 2022 – with an extension dependent on on-going funding.
  • Fulltime position (38 hours per week) with flexible working arrangements available.
  • Salary range $82,774 - $86,529 plus 9.5% super + Not For Profit salary packaging benefits.

Skills and Experience

The requirements of this role are included in the Position Description and Selection Criteria, which can be downloaded from the 'Careers' page on the RDAS website at Please submit a cover letter, your resume and a separate document addressing the selection criteria to  

Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be acknowledged or considered. 

If you require more information please call Paul McFadyen, (Advocacy Manager), by phone: (02) 6056 2420 or email:

Applications have been extended and close at midnight on Sunday 17th January 2021.

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

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