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Chief Executive Officer

CLOSE DATE: MIDDAY Tuesday 20 October 2020.

ACT DISABILITY, AGED AND CARERS ADVOCACY SERVICE (ADACAS)

ADACAS was established in 1991. Our Mission is to assert, promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of people with disability, people who are older, people experiencing mental ill health and people who are caregivers.

ADACAS is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation as it continues to grow and evolve.  The CEO is required to implement policies, practices and behaviours to support the growth and diversification of ADACAS, achieve agreed strategic goals, and deliver effective and efficient management of financial, human and information resources in accordance with legislative and funding requirements.

About the role

As CEO you will bring strong, practical leadership skills, excellent strategic analysis and policy skills and demonstrate a clear focus on delivering mission-based services that achieve human rights for our clients. You will be an experienced CEO (or equivalent, such as senior executive), with a track record of leading and managing organisational growth and evolution.  You will have advanced, negotiation and influencing skills, be a confident spokesperson and skilled at building networks and stakeholder relations.

You will have great people management skills that contribute to client outcomes through your support and leadership of the ADACAS teams.  You will demonstrate a collaborative approach to building ADACAS’ strategic direction and delivering on it, meeting your own KPIs and supporting the teams to meet theirs.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong foundational understanding of human rights and the impact of marginalisation on people with disability and older people. You will be able to demonstrate how your understanding of human rights translates into the work that you do and your leadership of the work of others.  Past experience working in a rights-based framework or with ADACAS’ client groups will be well regarded.

How to Apply

If, after reviewing the documentation, you would like to discuss your application before the closing date please email adacas@adacas.org.au or ring 02 62425060 to arrange for someone to call you back. 

Applications may be provided by email to adacas@adacas.org.au or you may send your application by post to ADACAS, PO Box 3167, Weston Creek ACT 2611. Applications must be received by MIDDAY Tuesday 20 October 2020.

To be considered for the role, you must use the selection criteria and job description as a guide to preparing your application, which should outline your skills and expertise and why they make you the best person to lead ADACAS. You should also provide your resume and contact details for two referees. ADACAS will negotiate a salary package with the preferred applicant.

 ADACAS CEO Recruitment Package

IND​IGENOUS COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

CLOSE DATE: 11:59PM MONDAY 2nd November 2020

ACT DISABILITY, AGED AND CARERS ADVOCACY SERVICE (ADACAS)

ADACAS was established in 1991. Our Mission is to assert, promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of people with disability, people who are older, people experiencing mental ill health and people who are caregivers.

In early 2020 ADACAS was approached by the First Peoples Disability Network of Australia (FPDN) to employ an additional Advocate to work directly with people with disability and their families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds for the duration of the Royal Commission. This position has been developed to achieve that purpose and FPDN will work alongside ADACAS, and the Advocate, throughout the Disability Royal Commission to establish connections with the local communities, provide additional coaching and mentoring to the Advocate, and work with ADACAS to ensure a culturally safe and healthy workplace.

About the role

The Disability Royal Commission commenced in 2019 and is due to conclude in 2022. ADACAS has been funded to assist individuals with disability, who have been affected by the types of abuse, exploitation and disadvantage outlined in the Commission’s Terms of Reference, to engage with the Royal Commission and also to receive whatever form of legal and/or counselling assistance they may require. This position has been developed in collaboration with the First Peoples Disability Network of Australia (FPDN).

The Advocate will provide culturally appropriate individual advocacy support to Indigenous people with disability and deliver information to Indigenous people with disability to understand how to connect to the Disability Royal Commission and to access services.  They will be required to exercise professional judgement and initiative in response to moderate to complex advocacy issues whilst maintaining accountability within the organisation’s frameworks. The Advocate will be required to develop a sound knowledge of legislative, regulatory and funding context in which they undertake their advocacy.

The advocate will increase knowledge of best practice and challenges in delivering culturally safe and appropriate disability advocacy to Indigenous people with disability. Advocates work collaboratively as a member of the ADACAS team and may be required to undertake other duties such as client intakes and systemic advocacy research.

How to apply

Your application should consist of:

  • a resume;
  • referees [(email and phone contact) minimum of 2], who can verify your claims; and
  • a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and in turn statements and examples on how you meet the selection criteria included in the candidate information pack below

E-mail your application to:

adacas@adacas.org.au

Or you may send your application by post to the following address:

ADACAS, PO Box 3167, Weston Creek ACT 2611

Please send all postal applications 1 week in advance to avoid delays.

Accounts Assistant (6 month contract)

CLOSE DATE: 11:59PM MONDAY 2nd November 2020

ACT DISABILITY, AGED AND CARERS ADVOCACY SERVICE (ADACAS)

ADACAS was established in 1991. Our Mission is to assert, promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of people with disability, people who are older, people experiencing mental ill health and people who are caregivers.

About the role

Accounts staff are primarily responsible for management of ADACAS finances, up to financial management reporting, under the supervision of the Finance Officer, who in turn support the Business Manager in many of the operational functions that promote the smooth running of the office. Communication skills will be important as liaising with external parties including suppliers, and on-going internal correspondence is heavily relied upon. ADACAS’ client base include people with disability, people experiencing mental ill-health, older people, and carers, therefore a professional mien is essential to this role. As ADACAS is a community organisation, developing a basic knowledge of the community sector will also be required. Accounts staff will seek to improve the quality of their work through an ethos of continuous improvement via reflective practice, training and education provided internally and externally to ADACAS.

How to apply

Your application should consist of:

  • a resume;
  • referees [(email and phone contact) minimum of 2], who can verify your claims; and
  • a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and in turn statements and examples on how you meet the selection criteria included in the candidate information pack below

E-mail your application to:

adacas@adacas.org.au

Or you may send your application by post to the following address:

ADACAS, PO Box 3167, Weston Creek ACT 2611

Please send all postal applications 1 week in advance to avoid delays.

Find Out More

Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.

Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life

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