Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a community legal centre and disability advocacy service working to ‘make rights real’ for people with intellectual and other cognitive impairments in NSW through a range of legal and advocacy services. We value and demonstrate justice, respect and persistence in all our work.
IDRS is looking for 2 Information and Intake Officers to fill positions in our community legal centre and our Justice Advocacy Service. See attached position description.
The community legal centre provides legal advice and casework, education and advocacy services for people with intellectual disability. This position will be responsible for reception, taking enquiries and referrals providing information and referral and administrative duties.
The Justice Advocacy Service provides support to people with cognitive impairment in their interactions with police, courts and solicitors when they are a victim or witness or crime or accused of a crime. Justice Advocacy staff are located across NSW.
- Contract positions until June 2021, located in CBD
- Salary range $58,261 – $ 62,467 depending on experience and qualifications
- Excellent not for profit tax benefits
IDRS values a diverse workforce and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from cultural and linguistically divers background to apply for these positions
Key Responsibilities – download a full Position Description Below
- Reception duties
- Respond to enquiries
- Complete service intake
- Data entry and reporting
- Administrative support
- Contribute to a cohesive, reliable, high quality service
Essential skills and knowledge – selection criteria
You must include a statement explaining how you meet each of these criteria in your application
- Experience in a similar role in the community service or legal sectors. Role includes reception, responding to enquiries and incoming referrals plus administrative duties
- Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate simply and clearly with people with intellectual or other cognitive impairment who may have difficulty with understanding
- Ability to maintain calm, non-judgemental and compassionate approach in challenging situations and with people who may be distressed or frustrated.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve and manage competing priorities
- Strong skills and experience using Microsoft Suite, Outlook, Word, Exel, Power Point. Experience with Office 365 an advantage
- Ability to use data base including producing reports
To apply email your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the above 6 essential skills and knowledge to firstname.lastname@example.org Please write ‘Information and Intake Officer’ in the subject line.
Closing time: 10pm Sunday 26 August and enquiries to email@example.com
Enquiries – Email firstname.lastname@example.org