Community & Royal Commission Support Officer (Disability Royal Commission)

Community & Royal Commission Support Officer - Aboriginal Identified role

(Disability Royal Commission)

(Full-time Temporary role to 30 June 2022)

About the Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability (“Disability Royal Commission”) is an investigation, independent from government, into a matter great importance. The Disability Royal Commission will make recommendations to government about what should change.

The Disability Royal Commission would like to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a disability and families, friends and support people.

About the role

This position is based in Redfern

The Community and Royal Commission Support Officer (Disability Royal Commission) will provide support and information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities engaging with the Royal Commission.

The Community and Royal Commission Support Officer (Disability Royal Commission) will assist persons with disability, their families, carers and supporters to access and engage with the Royal Commission in a culturally safe way.

The position holder will assist people to connect with solicitors in order to understand their options in engaging with the Disability Royal Commission, and will assist in providing referral services to counselling and other support services to ensure a holistic and cooperative approach to supporting Aboriginal communities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria

To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in the community in which he or she lives
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and staff
  • A Certificate in Disability, or relevant equivalent TAFE certificate
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in the Disability Royal Commission
  • Knowledge of support and referral services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  • Ability to produce high-quality, accurate and relevant reports regarding client engagement, and outcomes of client support and referrals
  • Ability to prepare and deliver proactive community engagement and legal education
  • Ability to liaise effectively with government and non-government organisations
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to be self-motivated; demonstrating the ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Excellent word processing and computer skills; including using Microsoft Office Suite, communication technology (Video Conferencing) and other relevant technologies
  • A willingness and ability to travel for work purposes to regional, metropolitan and interstate locations
  • This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

How to apply

To download a copy of the Application Package for this position please click here

Please submit your completed application package to Jennifer Wallace, HR Admin Officer - [email protected]

Only candidates with completed application packages will be considered.

Applications for this position close at 5 pm on Friday 4 June 2021.

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