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Working 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 workpla


Available positions
Job title Location Role Category Position Description
NDIS Appeals Officer Preston


The role of the NDIS Appeals Officer is to work one-to-one with ADEC NDIS participants to assist them in navigating the process of appeal or review of NDIA decisions. The emphasis of this role is on working with matters that have reached the Administrative Appeals Tribunal stage.

The NDIS Appeals Officer may be employed in other roles to support NDIS participants, as NDIS appeals commitments allow.

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Disability Support Worker Preston

The role of the Disability Support Worker is to provide:

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- In-home respite to assist older carers and their children with disability to continue to live independently in their homes.

- Regular out-of-home respite using social and recreational activities for care recipients, their carers and families.

- Extended in-home respite to cover unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

- Carer and family mini-holidays.

The selection criteria must be addressed for further consideration for these roles.


If you would like more information about working for ADEC, get in touch with us via phone: 03 9480 7000 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  




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.


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.


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.


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.