About DCLS

DCLS is your trusted ally, providing free and confidential services to empower individuals within our community to safeguard their rights. With a firm commitment to fair access to legal advice and unwavering advocacy, we strive to rectify injustices and tackle disadvantages head-on. Our service is proudly independent, and we fearlessly pursue justice.

Key Duties:

As a Disability Advocate with DCLS, your mission is to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Offering advocacy support to individuals with disabilities and their representatives.
  • Guiding and supporting them in understanding their rights and opportunities within the NDIS, including planning and support.
  • Identifying and addressing community education and training needs for our clients and stakeholders.
  • Encouraging self-advocacy whenever possible and providing personalized advocacy assistance.
  • Advocating for systemic change and law reform to better uphold the rights of individuals with disabilities.
  • Building and nurturing relationships with key individuals, communities, and organizations.
  • Creating and disseminating accessible and pertinent information about the NDIS process.
  • Collaborating with the SDRS Team Leader to identify and report systemic issues and propose reform options.
  • Maintaining up-to-date SDRS registers, databases, and documentation.

Selection Criteria – Essential:

  • To succeed in this role, you should possess:
  • A profound understanding of advocacy principles within a disability context.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights.
  • Experience providing outreach services in a community-based environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with a knack for prioritizing competing demands.
  • A current NT Driver’s License and willingness to travel for brief periods.
  • A current National Police Clearance (or willingness to provide one).
  • A current Working with Children Card (or willingness to provide one).


It would be a plus if you have:

Lived experience of disability or a deep understanding of the issues facing people with disabilities.

Familiarity with the NDIS process.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Please note that this is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait identified position. This role is exclusively available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individuals, and it is designed to be a special measure under relevant anti-discrimination laws.

Application Deadline:

All applications must be submitted by close of business on October 2, 2023. Please include your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

For Inquiries:

For any questions or clarifications, don’t hesitate to reach out to DCLS at 08 8982 1111 or email us at info@dcls.org.au.

Join us at DCLS and be the voice of positive change for individuals with disabilities. Together, we can make a difference

Disability Advocate Position Description


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