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Citizen Advocate

  • Location: Watsonia VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    1 hour every fortnight

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    internal training will be provided

  • Reimbursement

    police check paid by organisation

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    There is no specific skills or qualifications required for this position. However, the Citizen Advocate must be friendly and have compassion.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

A Citizen Advocate is an unpaid member of the local community who is orientated and supported by the coordinator, to speak up on the behalf of a vulnerable person. The coordinator finds a person with an intellectual disability who need support and recruits a voluntary advocate to be matched with them.

Advocates support an individual to make decisions about their life and advocate for their rights and interests.