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28-02-2017

jobscrop250ADEC currently has a vacancy for a part-time (3 days per week) Transcultural Capacity Building Team Leader based at ADEC’s Werribee Office located at 1 Watton Street in Werribee.

The Transcultural Capacity Building Team Leader will work closely with ethnic communities, local organisations and networks to develop and implement well-being initiatives. The role is to understand needs of different ethnic communities and enhance awareness and access to services.

28-02-2017

alphasmWorking for a not for profit organisation can be a very rewarding experience. There is something special about knowing that the work you do, the years you invest, is contributing to positive change in our society. ADEC is an inclusive employer that supports staff to develop, grow and obtain diverse skills.

About ADEC

ADEC is a state-wide Victorian organisation that has been supporting people living with disability, their families and carers from diverse cultural backgrounds, for over 32 years. Our workforce is made up of friendly bilingual staff who understand cultural diversity, and seek to improve the communities with which they have contact. ADEC is an equal opportunity employer; we value and strongly support the principles of equal opportunity in the workplace.

 

 

 Current Position Available

 
NDIS Appeals Officer

 Duties

  • Support NDIS participants who wish to appeal NDIA decisions;
  • Support a program of capacity-building and community based initiatives for people with disability, mental illness and carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life;
  • Participate in relevant service networks;
  • Provide secondary consultations to service providers who are seeking assistance in working with people from ethnic backgrounds;
  • Participate as required in the delivery of an ADEC information service through briefings and presentations;
  • Support students undergoing work placements at ADEC;
  • Support volunteers assisting ADEC;
  • Other duties as directed by the NDIS Support Team Leader;
  • Skills and experience.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working with people with disability and carers from ethnic communities;
  • Previous experience of working with NDIS participants;
  • Previous experience of NDIS Support Coordination;
  • Previous experience of working with volunteers;
  • Experience in program implementation.


You must address the Key Selection Criteria which can be found in the position desciption

Position Description is available by clicking here

Please forward your resume' and how you address the selection criteria to:-
Ian Dempsey - HR Coordinator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you require more information either email Ian or (03) 9480 7000
Applications close - COB Friday 16 February 2018

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 Support Worker 

ADEC currently has vacancies for Casual and Part-Time Community Home Support Program (CHSP) Support Workers within the Northern area of Melbourne.
The CHSP Support Workers role is to provide quality assistance to individuals with a disability, their families and carers from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. ADEC CHSP supports are successfully built around supporting the individual’s needs, wants and strengths while making it an enjoyable experience.

Duties

  • Provide quality care in accordance to a individuals Care Support Plan;
  • Provide in home support including personal care, hygiene support, manual handling;
  • Support with independent living skills;
  • Support to participate in social and recreational activities within the community.


Skills and Experience

  • Certificate III in Home & Community Care, Aged Care, Disability or higher
  • Previous experience in the disability or aged care field in a comparable position
  • Current driver’s license and the availability of a vehicle with comprehensive insurance
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current First Aid and CPR Qualifications
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, within guidelines and procedures
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Second language

Position Description is available by clicking here

For all CHSP support worker position enquiries please contact Brandi Rutherford CHSP Co-ordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 9480 7000
Alternatively please email your resume to Ian Dempsey, Human Relations Co-ordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Casual Trainers

ADEC currently has a vacancy for Casual Trainers based at ADEC’s Preston Office located at 175 Plenty Road Preston and working at other sites as agreed.
The Trainer is to provide non-accredited cultural awareness training, interpreter training and disability awareness training to organisations and individuals working with, or planning to work with, people with disabilities and their carers from CALD backgrounds. Develop innovative training products on a needs basis to meet identified niches or gaps in cultural competence within the community.

Duties:

  • Deliver non-accredited training to organisations and individuals working with, or planning to work with, people with disabilities and their carers, from CALD backgrounds;
  • Deliver training to people from CALD communities about the disability and mental health service sectors and supports in Australia;
  • Deliver training workshops to meet participants’ and agencies’ training needs, including:

      - Cultural awareness;
      - Perceptions of disability and health and well-being in ethnic communities;
      - Cross-cultural communication skills;
      - Working with interpreters.

Desirable:

  • Experience in HACC, Aged Care or Disability fields;
  • Experience in working with CALD communities;
  • Second language;
  • Ability to use interpreters;
  • Appropriate qualifications and/or experience in an equivalent position.


The selection criteria must be addressed for further consideration for this role.
Position Description is available by clicking here

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If you would like more information about working for ADEC, get in touch with our HR Coordinator, Ian Dempsey via phone: 03 9480 7000 via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fill out the form below.

Enquire About Working at ADEC

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21-02-2017

 

ChiekoCrop250Chances are if you are a person living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability, you would have now heard all about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is quite difficult to get your head around all the information, with the changing levels of detail and complexity, more and more information is appearing daily.

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc. (ADEC) has been supporting people living with a disability (and their carers), from multicultural backgrounds, for over 30 years. Let’s look at one example of how the NDIS has changed the life of one of ADEC’s Japanese Carer Group participants.

17-02-2017

alphasmADEC has been quite busy assisting clients from non-English speaking backgrounds to access the NDIS and other disability services. Since the roll-out of the NDIS in North Eastern Melbourne Area (NEMA) a large number of clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD) have been approaching ADEC seeking assistance around understanding the NDIS. Finding out what it means for individuals with disability and their families and how to access the funding and services.

14-02-2017

jobscrop250ADEC currently has a vacancy for a part-time (3 days per week) Transcultural Capacity Building Team Leader based at ADEC’s Werribee Office located at 1 Watton Street in Werribee.

The Transcultural Capacity Building Team Leader will work closely with ethnic communities, local organisations and networks to develop and implement well-being initiatives. The role is to understand needs of different ethnic communities and enhance awareness and access to services.

03-02-2017

Melissa Elston Executive DirectorWEB250ADEC is very pleased to announce that Melissa Elston has been appointed Executive Director, effective from the 16th of January 2017, Dr Sophie Holmes, Chair of ADEC’s Board, said today.