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|Closing On:||Friday, 28th February 2020|
|Residency:||Australian residents only|
|Education:||Graduate or Young Lawyer|
This is an opportunity to use your legal skills to assist people with disability to appeal decisions made by the National Disability Insurance Agency at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
We provide advocacy assistance to people with disabilities to represent their own views, needs and expectations to disability service providers, mainstream service providers, government departments, statutory authorities, courts and other bodies as required. The NDIS Appeals program, funded by the Department of Social Services, is supports people who wish to have a decision made by the NDIA reviewed by the AAT. While the work is funded under the appeals program, it is informed by the broader National Disability Advocacy Program as well as the NDIS Appeals guidelines and Leadership Plus policies and objectives.
Note that while this position uses legal skills, we do not provide legal advice, and we are not able to provide PLT supervision.
The position provides co-ordinated individual advocacy, which may include:
*Engaging with people with disabilities, their loved ones and families who are interacting with the NDIS, providing information and assistance regarding their rights, entitlements and appropriate process to appeal decisions, including access to the NDIS and content and suitability of NDIS plans.
*Developing an advocacy plan to identify goals, strategies and outcomes and implementing the advocacy plan in a timely manner with a genuine commitment to the person, including regular reviews
*Attending meetings with clients in the office or travelling to meetings in client’s homes or community locations in the Melbourne CBD
*Resource individuals to represent themselves with various issues, for example, making complaints to the NDIA and the Ombudsman
*Providing input which contributes to the organisation’s knowledge and understanding of systemic advocacy issues, particularly in relation to the NDIS
*Ensuring that advocacy assistance takes into account the diversity of needs of Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
*Promoting a positive image of people with disabilities
*Managing a caseload and maintaining relevant client records and data for use in reports and systemic advocacy
*Participating in regular intake meetings, team planning, staff meetings and systemic work
*Any other reasonable duties associated with achieving the stated objectives of the position and the organisation.
How to Apply
Send your application including a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title: "Application via Beyond Law"
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