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Disability Advocate

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc.

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Incorporated (DRAS) is part of the national network of Disability Advocacy Services funded by the Australian government. DRAS provides individual and systemic advocacy for people with disabilities, their families and their carers.

The DRAS - Disability Advocate will be responsible to the CEO and will work under the general supervision of a senior DRAS Advocate. The role of the Disability Advocate is to provide high quality advocacy services to and on behalf of people living with disability, their families and carers. The Disability Advocate will have a comprehensive understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

DRAS provides advocacy support services to people living in the metropolitan areas of Adelaide, including Murray Bridge and the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland and Southeast regions.

Special Conditions: The position is offered on a full-time, fixed term contract until 30 June, 2022, with a possible extension dependent on funding.

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a DCSI Working with Vulnerable Persons and Working with Children screening prior to being employed. Applicants will also be required to hold current First Aid and Child Safe Environments Certificates.

The successful applicant must also hold a current Australian issued Drivers Licence (equivalent to minimum class C South Australian Licence – provision would be made if the successful candidate has a disability that precludes them from being able to drive).

Remuneration: The position is covered by the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010 (SCHCADS) at Level 3.

Enquiries to David McGinlay

Ph: 0433 774 681 or email: dmcginlay@dras.com.au, using the subject line: Disability Advocate enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Disability Rights Advocacy Service is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age. First Nations people are encouraged to apply for this position.

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