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Project Officer - Economic Participation

People With Disabilities WA Inc.
  • Competitive salary, salary sacrifice arrangements and flexible working conditions.
  • Part time Hours of Work: 30 hours per week for up to 12 months


Since 1981 PWdWA has been the peak disability consumer organisation representing the rights, needs, and equity of all Western Australians with disabilities. We provide access to information, and independent individual and systemic advocacy with a focus on those who are most vulnerable.

PWdWA is run by and for people with disabilities and aims to empower the voices of all people with disabilities in Western Australia.


The Project Officer position helps shape the thinking of businesses about the benefits of a diverse workforce including young people with disabilities in Western Australia (WA). The role will build the capacity of the WA business community to improve employment and access opportunities for young people with disabilities and will work in collaboration with Advocacy WA and Youth Disability Advocacy Network.


Education/Training/Qualifications (or equivalent experience):

  • A combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

Key Selection Criteria


  • Excellent relationship management, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience working autonomously, with the ability to work with small business from an initial conversation to assisting each business to implement a customised plan
  • Proven ability to project manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of a range of disabilities and how they may impact on employment and the work environment
  • An understanding of the barriers to employment experienced by young people with a disability
  • A good knowledge of the challenges experienced by small and medium sized businesses (knowledge of the Perth metropolitan and Wheatbelt regions and WA businesses would be a distinct advantage)


  • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship building and influencing skills
  • A strong customer focus, with demonstrated confidence and resilience
  • A good communicator who can understand and analyse business needs and identify effective interventions and existing supports that businesses can access
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail and creative problem solving
  • Sound competency in office administration including database management skills and general computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and internet).



  • Experience in, or knowledge of, diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Knowledge of broader disability issues including the National Disability Insurance Scheme would be highly regarded
  • Personal experience of disability would be highly regarded


This position will be based in Perth. As support will be offered onsite to small businesses, work related travel in the WA region will be a core feature of the Project Officer position. A Driver's License is desirable.

To be able to meet the time pressures of small businesses and to support businesses to adopt flexible work practices in their own workplace, we particularly encourage applications from candidates who are interested in working flexibly between the hours of 7.00am and 7.00pm on weekdays. Attending events outside of working hours will be managed in accordance with the organisation’s time-off-in-lieu policy.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

For further information about this role, please contact the Chief Executive Officer Brendan Cullinan on 9420 7279 or email brendan@pwdwa.org using the subject line: Project Officer - Economic Participation enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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