About the role
The FutureAbility Project Officer will engage with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to encourage participation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This position will execute suitable access strategies; coordinate information sessions and forums; develop NDIS and disability resources in languages and in a variety of formats and mediums.
This role is a full-time contract position until 30th June 2018, based in Ashfield with regular travel required.
Duties & responsibilities
- Expand CALD community engagement with and participation in the NDIS.
- Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including government and NGOs agencies and networks, and the media.
- Organise state-wide discussions, local forums and education sessions.
- Coordinate, evaluate and report on the project’s activities.
- Carry out administrative duties, incl. minutes, budget and social media.
Skills & experience
- Relevant qualifications in social sciences.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working in the community sector in a capacity building, project management role.
- An understanding of needs and issues affecting people with disability and those from CALD backgrounds.
- Experience in coordinating community sector events eg forums, seminars, education sessions etc.
- Experience in stakeholder management both internal and external incl. government.
- Strong written and verbal communications with a variety of audiences including people with limited English language skills and from different backgrounds.
- High level admin and computer skills.
- A valid NSW driver’s licence.
How to apply
Please note: only applicants who address the selection criteria will be considered.
The successful candidate must undergo a current National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check in order to be employed in this role. Candidates must have Australian work rights.
SSI adheres to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety.
Applications close date: Monday, May 1, 2017
People with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.