MDAA is seeking applications for the position of Project Officer for Intercultural Sounds and Movement 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 Intercultural Sounds and Movements Project.
The Intercultural Sounds and Movements project will run weekly music/sounds and dance sessions where people can share the music and traditional dances with the rest of the group. Building personal capacity, welfare and resilience of women with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by creating a fun, safe and inclusive space to encourage social participation. The Project Officer will run varied programmes of music, dance and other arts activities for women and young people with disability which will culminate in an event to showcase the participants’ learnings.
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
- Ability to mentor and build personal capacity, welfare and resilience of women with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by creating a fun, safe and inclusive space to encourage social participation.
- Arrange and manage weekly music/sounds and dance programmes where people can share the music and traditional dances and learn from different cultures a variety of musical instruments and dances.
- Organise a culmination event that will showcase the participants’ learnings.
- 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 Intercultural Sounds and Movements Project.
- Work with people from diverse backgrounds, ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, exercising sensitivity and empathy
- 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.
This is a part-time position at Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 level 4 to 5 (Depending on experience) includes generous salary packaging available. Three days per week. MDAA is an equal opportunity employer and we apply an affirmative action policy for people from NES/CALD background with disability.
For an information package call MDAA, further enquiries to Jozmaye Benn on (02) 9891 6400.
Applicants must address all the selection criteria. Send your application to: Confidential, MDAA HR PO Box 884, Granville NSW 2142 or, e-mail MDAA email@example.com Applications close: 19 May 2019
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