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Training & Engagement Officers

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

First Peoples Disability Network Australia is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families, and communities. Our purpose is to promote respect for human rights, secure social justice, and empower First Peoples with disability to participate in Australian society on an equal basis with others. We are the custodians of the narratives of First Peoples with disability, their families and communities and we recognise this important responsibility. We work for the recognition, respect, protection, and fulfilment of the human rights of First Peoples with disability and their families.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Training Engagement Officer, you are responsible for engaging with our First Nations communities to identify, develop and present Disability focused training needs into First Nations communities. Applications accepted from any location in Australia.

ABOUT YOU

You will be a creative thinker and an open and engaging communicator. You will be passionate about driving social change in partnerships with First Nations communities for First Nations people living with a disability, their families and the communities who support them. You will be a team player, who enjoys working in a small First Nations run organisation and work in genuine partnership with First Nations communities. You love travelling into communities to engage and work with local stakeholders.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with First Nations communities to develop a deep understanding of community needs for First Nations people with lived experiences of disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and present education and information sessions
  • Excellent organisational, research and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise the competing demands of multiple projects within agreed timeframes.
  • Commitment to drive social change and inclusion for First Nations peoples and a demonstrated capacity to maintain confidentiality and respect cultural knowledge and protocols.
  • Current driver’s license as you will be required to travel into First Nations communities to engage, consult and provide training.
  • Lived experience of Disability

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We are an Aboriginal organisation run by First Nations people living with Disability
  • An attractive salary working in a culturally significant role.
  • Access to Not for Profit salary packaging options

Our recruitment process involves undertaking a National Police Checks and providing a current Working with Children Check for your State.

For further information, please contact Lorraine Cornell – Manager, Human Resources; [email protected] using the subject line: Training and Engagement Officer – Flexible Location / Work From Home enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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Project Officer - Closing the Gap

ABOUT US:

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) Australia is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples living with a disability, their families and communities. FPDN’s purpose is to promote respect for human rights, secure social justice, and empower First Peoples with disability to participate in Australian society on an equal basis with others. We are the traditional custodians of the Land changing the narratives of First Peoples living with a disability, their families and communities and we recognise this important responsibility.

THE ROLE:

We are looking to employ a Project Officer to work with the Sector Strengthening Manager and to contribute and implement strategies under the Closing the Gap program funding program. It is expected that applicants have an extensive working knowledge of the Closing the Gap National Agreement and the corresponding Priority Reforms and targeted cohorts; the ability to liaise and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including government departments; knowledge and understanding of the cultural model of disability and Human Rights frameworks. Strong administration, stakeholder engagement skills and previous experience experience in a similar role will be well regarded.

This is a fixed term position until June 30 2023

First Nations people with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply for this position.

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