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.
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.
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 any questions or clarifications, don’t hesitate to reach out to DCLS at 08 8982 1111 or email us at email@example.com.
Join us at DCLS and be the voice of positive change for individuals with disabilities. Together, we can make a difference