MDAA is seeking applications for the position of Project Officer for Future Leaders Project. MDAA, a peak body working for social justice and its vision is to create a community where everyone, regardless of background or disability, feels welcome, included and supported.
The Project Officer will develop, coordinate and implement all aspects of the Future Leaders Project. The Future Leaders Project involves training people with disability to become leaders and to acquire the skills necessary to be able to participate in the governance of the organisation.The role is to get a fairer deal for people from diverse backgrounds with disability and their families.
The role is to get a fairer deal for people from diverse backgrounds with disability and their families.
Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience working in the disability sector and providing capacity building project work to people with disability
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability
Demonstrated skills in project management including skills including working with external consultants to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes within agreed timeframes, managing resources, budgeting, evaluation, and reporting
Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as undertaking surveys, evaluation of results and preparation of associated reports. Demonstrated high level consultation and networking skills
Excellent capacity to manage timeframes and competing priorities
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
Demonstrated experience in cultural competency
Computer literacy in a Windows PC environment
Experienced in the interpretation of Acts, Regulations, Subordinate Instruments and International Conventions relevant to the disability sector
Ability to lead groups and provide relevant training to future leaders aspiring to understand and participate in the good governance framework for the organisation.
Meeting deadlines and completing tasks within agreed timeframes and standards while also managing a fluctuating workload of other tasks is a key component of the success of the Future Leaders Project.
Work with people from diverse backgrounds, ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, exercising sensitivity and empathy
Ability to mentor people with disability
Understanding of and commitment to social justice principles for people with disability
Understanding of and commitment to cultural diversity and the rights of people from non-English speaking backgrounds
In addition, undertake police check (government requirement) prior to commencement and have no serious offences that may affect working with vulnerable people.