We are offering a rewarding opportunity for a Disability Advocate who is seeking the combination of job satisfaction and an organisation with a highly positive, supportive culture.

The key responsibilities of this role are to protect and promote the human, legal, civil, and consumer rights of a range of clients, directly representing them in resolving disputes, developing and implementing individual action plans whilst enhancing and improving the individual’s self-advocacy skills.

The position is based in Midland within the Western Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial site. Part of the role will involve supporting people with disabilities (including people with mental health problems that have cause significant and permanent functional impairment) through NDIS processes, including external merits review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

The role also incorporates building and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders; raising awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and advocacy support and services available to them; and community education both face-to-face and online.

The successful candidate will be a confident communicator with highly developed interpersonal and relationship building skills, preferably with relevant tertiary qualifications in Disability, Human Services, Psychology or similar. We are looking for someone with extensive experience in the disability sector, along with resilience; the ability to negotiate and problem-solve through creative innovation; and a passion for enhancing the lives of people affected by disability.
For further information, please ring Elizabeth Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, on 9250 2123

If you would like to express an interest in the role, please send a letter of application and your resume to elizabeth.barnes@midlas.org.au