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Project Coordinator - Connecting Through Technology - Gippsland

New Wave Self Advocacy

New Wave is a self advocacy organisation located in Gippsland, Victoria. New Wave is run by and for people with intellectual disability and acquired brain injury.

New Wave has 3 groups across Gippsland in Morwell, Leongatha and Wonthaggi. Each group runs a fortnightly self advocacy group meeting and works to promote the rights of people with disability across the Gippsland region.

Auspiced by AMIDA, New Wave has current ILC funding to deliver a Connecting Through Technology project.

About the Connecting Through Technology Project

The project will support New Wave members to increase their:

  • Motivation and confidence to take a more independent and individual approach to self advocacy.
  • Skills and capacity to speak up and protect their rights.
  • Skills, capacity and confidence to use technology to communicate and share information.
  • Motivation and confidence to act on issues important to them.
  • Participation in and contribution to community, in particular participation in face-to-face and online peer support and self advocacy.
  • Communication between group members
  • and increase the number of people involved in New Wave events, both face-to-face and online.

About the Position

The Project Coordinator will work from home and sites across Gippsland.

The role is a part-time, fixed term 3 day a week position from July 2021 until February 2023.

Salary is according to the SCHADS award level 6 with generous salary packaging options available.

A police check is required for this position.

Key Duties

Working with the project team, the Project Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate the project across the three sites
  • Support Project and Peer Workers
  • Be responsible for reporting to the funding body
  • Co-design a tailored training program in technology skills
  • Establish New Wave digital communication platforms and update the New Wave website
  • Support group members to build their technology skills in areas such as video making and uploading
  • Support identified group members to become Tech Trainers to train their peers to use technology for self-advocacy and community connection
  • Co-facilitate the delivery of digital training sessions to people with an intellectual disability in day services in Morwell, Wonthaggi & Leongatha
  • Empower members to use their knowledge and skills in ways that support independence
  • Work with service providers to help them understand that online self-advocacy is an accessible way for people with disability to share information with their peers and the broader community

Key Selection Criteria

  • A commitment to and understanding of the human rights of people with disability
  • Awareness of or experience in disability advocacy including self-advocacy
  • Experience coordinating, running, evaluating and reporting on projects using co-design methods
  • Experience supporting and supervising staff
  • Demonstrated understanding of community inclusion, empowerment and group decision making
  • Experience working with a broad range of community organisations and government bodies
  • Experience working with people with cognitive disability
  • Experience planning and delivering training to diverse audiences
  • Excellent communication skills including proven ability to use Plain and Easy English
  • Competent using multiple technology platforms including the Microsoft Office suite, online information storage systems, WordPress and demonstrated capacity to develop other digital skills

To find out more email melanie@saru.net.au using the subject line: Project Coordinator - Connecting Through Technology - Gippsland enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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