Project Officer/Advocate, Redress Project (Sydney)

The National Redress Scheme was launched by the Federal Government in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. People with Disability Australia (PWDA) provide confidential and free support to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse with disability who are considering applying for Redress.

The Project Officer/Advocate will, in collaboration with the Manager & Specialist Advocate, conduct research, stakeholder and community engagement to support people with disability who face barriers to access the scheme. They will also provide, as required information, support, assisted referrals, and individual advocacy to people with disability, who are survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and who are seeking redress through the National Redress Scheme, or alternative avenues.

  • Full time 35 hours per week (12 month contract).
  • Work from home to start with, with a view to work at the PWDA office in Surry Hills.
  • For more information about the role, please read the position description in Word or PDF.
  • For any further information about this role, please contact Karen Kobier, Manager & Specialist Advocate, Redress Project (karenk@pwd.org.au).

How to apply for this job

Apply for the role by submitting your application by email on recruitment@pwd.org.au.  Your application needs to include:

  • Your full resume.
  • A letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria.

Applications close at 9am Monday 20 July 2020. Interviews will be held on 23 or 24 July.

Recruitment Contact Details:

Email:              recruitment@pwd.org.au
Phone:             (02) 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015
TTY:                1800 422 016

Information Pack about working at PWDA is available in PDF or Word formats.

PWDA is a proud employer of people with disability, and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. We are an EEO employer and we embrace the diversity of our people, such as diversity in disability, race, cultural background, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex status.