APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE
Imagine More is working to ensure people with a disability hold socially valued roles and have meaningful relationships in a welcoming and inclusive community. Imagine More effects change by fostering the courage, capacity and autonomy of families and communities to strengthen typical lives, roles and relationships for people with a disability. We are families that want an ordinary inclusive life for our family members with disability.
Reports to: Executive Director.
Internal relationships: Executive Director, Office Administrator and Events Coordinator and Board of Management.
External relationships: Families engaging with Imagine More; Service Providers; Government Departments; General Public.
Peer Facilitators are responsible for supporting peer based action orientated groups that are collaborations between families who are working to ensure their family members live well within the community. Facilitators are responsible to guide participants within the groups to use an action learning approach to explore key issues, identify their family members skills and asset and take action towards positive changes in their family members life. The facilitator will work towards a supportive group environment towards action and change.
Facilitators are required to base their practice using an action learning approach combined with roles based planning to assist people disability to attain socially valued roles. Action learning offers a process for people to set goals, take action, reflect on their actions, setting new goals to enable, establish, enhance and maintain valued social roles for people who are often marginalized. People with developmental disability are often not afforded the same opportunities as other citizens in the community to pursue employment, career pathways, a home of their own, civic contribution, study, personal growth, friendships, spirituality, purpose and well-being. Roles based planning is an approach that combines the most beneficial components of person-centered practice to the critical thought base associated with Social Role Valorisation and to practices for improving social status, social inclusion and employment outcomes for people with a disability (Scott Ramsey, 2007).
Duty Statement and Key Responsibilities
Working under the general direction of the Executive Director, this role will:
- Forge positive, respectful and strong relationships with people with a disability, families and supports
- Support action orientated groups from their formation until the group ceases or becomes self managing;
- Support participants of action orientation groups to explore the features of roles based planning, social role valorisation and social inclusion as it is relevant for families supporting people with developmental disability; Facilitator PD Page 2 of 2 26/04/13
- Source and provide information, resources and connection to group members to enable them to take leadership in their family and community settings;
- Contribute to the provision of quality service which reflect the vision, mission, principles and objectives of Imagine More.
- High level facilitation and group work skills, including an ability to create supportive and empowering relationships, including strong listening skills;
- High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- A demonstrated ability to develop strong positive relationships with people with a disability and their families and a demonstrated respect for, and commitment to the rights of, people with a disability and their families/allies.
- A demonstrated understanding/willingness to learn of Social Role Valorisation, roles based planning and an ability to produce inclusive outcomes for people with a disability
- Experience with working with people with disabilities, their families and a range of stakeholders, and familiarity of working in the ACT Community Sector
All staff are required to obtain a working with vulnerable people’s card prior to commencing work with the organisation.
All consultants would be required to work flexible hours during the week, evenings and weekends.
A current drivers licence is highly desirable.
Contracts will be provided on a consultancy basis. Consultants are required to have a registered Australian Business Number and hold appropriate public liability and professional indemnity insurances.