About the role
As an Advocate based at our Queanbeyan office, you will provide information and support to individuals or groups of individuals with disability, and their associates, to promote and protect their human, legal and service user rights in accordance with the National Disability Service Standards.
PWDA’s Individual and Group Advocacy Service provides short-term, issue-based individual and group advocacy assistance for people with disability and their associates in NSW. It provides information, advice and referral services and intensive individual advocacy assistance.
This is a full-time role of 35 hours per week. It will be a maximum term contract role until June 2020, with a possibility of extension, dependent of funding. Award Classification is Level 5 under the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010. PWDA pays above Award, and the salary on offer is $83,323.97 plus salary packaging and superannuation.
- Understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability
- Knowledge of community services sector and complaints handling bodies in NSW
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise with a wide range of people such as clients, their associates, services providers and government departments
- Well-developed negotiation skills with the ability to remain tenacious
- Strong documentation skills including managing information and record-keeping
- Demonstrated capacity to manage time frames and competing priorities
- Ability to work effectively with people in stress or crisis, remaining resilient and managing boundaries
- Cultural competency
- Intermediate computer literacy
- Personal or family experience of disability
- Previous experience in the community services sector
- Degree in social sciences or related discipline
PWDA is a proud employer of people with disability, and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. We are an EEO employer and we embrace the diversity of our people, such as diversity in disability, race, cultural background, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex status.
About the organisation
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national disability rights organisation. Its membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability. PWDA was founded in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, to provide people with disability with a voice of our own. PWDA has a cross disability focus – we represent the interests of people with all kinds of disability. PWDA is a non-profit, non-government organisation. We employ over 50 staff with 25% working in regional areas.
How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Advocate - Queanbeyan via Pro Bono Australia.