Job Description and Selection Criteria

Position Title: Advocate – Full Time

Salary: $70 000 – $74 200 depending on experience

Employment Conditions: Permanent / Full Time

  • SACS Level – determined by qualifications and experience
  • Pro-rata of four (4) weeks recreation leave per annum
  • Pro-rata of 10 days’ sick leave per annum – accumulative
  • Standard six-month probationary period applies
  • Minimum qualifications – tertiary qualifications, relevant to the position which may include: Disability or health related studies, social work or educational qualifications
  • Position is directly responsible to the CEO of DAS

Responsibilities of the position:

  • The provision of quality individual and systemic advocacy to persons with disabilities across Alice Springs and Amoonguna
  • Promotion of the rights of persons with disability through an understanding of advocacy principles.
  • Maintenance of accurate and up to date client records and data of individual advocacy delivered.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed and short-listed for interview for their suitability to this position against the following:

  • Qualifications
  • Knowledge
  • Skills


  • Hold tertiary qualifications, relevant to the position which may include: Disability or Health related studies, Social work or Educational qualifications.  OR
  • Significant experience in the field of disability, human rights, or social justice sectors will be considered.
  • Demonstrated understanding and strong commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability and self-advocacy as an essential part of effective empowerment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; and sound organisational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to self-evaluate professional performance and growth
  • A high level of interpersonal skills, particularly in the areas of negotiation and conflict resolution and experience developing and maintaining effective communication with clients
  • Holder of Ochre Card or  ability to acquire


  • Sound working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs and experience in the use of a client database
  • Basic knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Sound knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of legislation relevant to supporting / advocating for people with disabilities. For example, the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and N.T. Disability Service Standard
  • Current N.T. ‘C’ class driver’s licence
  • Experience working in a cross cultural environment

Referees: Please identify a minimum of two referees that can comment on your knowledge and skills relevant to this position.

Send applications to: [email protected]

Closing date: 26/04/2019

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