JFA Purple Orange

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JFA Purple Orange is the social policy agency of the Julia Farr group. We are a non-government, social profit organisation that conducts research and engages in dialogue with people with lived experience of disability to develop policy and practice. Our work is anchored on the principles of Personhood and Citizenhood.

We are not a service agency providing hands on support. Instead, we try and influence the way things happen in our communities so that people living with disability get a fair go at everything life has to offer.

 

 We're Hiring! 

JFA Purple Orange is looking for a Policy and Research Leader

Employment Type:   3 year contract 

Location: Greenhill Road, Unley, South Australia

Do you want to make a real contribution to delivering independence, power, choice and control to people living with disability? Have you had success leading policy or projects that influence positive changes?  

JFA Purple Orange is an Adelaide-based social-profit organisation working to improve the life chances of people living with disability, and we have more than one position available for people who can lead change. 

We conduct research, run consultations and contribute to policy development.  We also deliver projects that influence practice. 

To be successful working with us, you need to demonstrate that you are:

  • Values-driven: Deeply-felt value base in support of improving the life chances for people living with disability and their families, especially in respect of choices and inclusion.
  • Consultative: Capacity to develop and coordinate research and consultation projects
  • Analytical: Capacity to analyse and communicate complex issues, and to identify ways forward, in both verbal and written form.
  • Strong writing: capacity to write influentially, for a diverse audience
  • Diplomatic: Capacity to diplomatically navigate complex and sensitive issues, and build influential relationships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Self-starting: able to work under limited supervision, establish priorities, initiate work and meet deadlines
  • Organised: Capacity to work in a project-based environment
  • Qualified: relevant degree (or similar)

We are expanding our capacity to contribute to policy and practice across a range of themes including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), employment, education, housing and inclusive technology.  If successful, you will work as part of a team and you will have responsibility for one or more themes.  

The role is offered on a full time basis; reduced hours are possible. People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Purple Orange and a copy of the Job and person specification, go to www.purpleorange.org.au

How to apply

Send your application to Mr Robbi Williams, CEO, Purple Orange, Applications to be submitted via Seek or robbiw@purpleorange.org.au. Enquiries 08 8373 8333

We will commence the short listing process on the 3 September 2018

Click here for a copy of the role description

  

Project Leader - Inclusive School Communities

Employment Type:   initial 2 year contract, full-time

Location: Greenhill Road, Unley, South Australia

Are you passionate about inclusive education for students who live with disbaility. Do you want to make a real contribution to inclusive school communities in South Australia?  Have you had success leading projects that influence positive changes?


This Project Leader role will oversee this 2-year project funded through the NDIS Information Linkages and Capacity building grants. Using community-of-practice and mentoring frameworks, this project brings together inclusive school leaders and young people living with disability who have emerged from SA’s education system to build the capacity of  schools in relation to inclusion and diversity. This is an important opportunity to help grow a body of knowledge about inclusive school practice, and to contribute to South Australia’s leadership in the national conversation about inclusive education.

Benefits and perks
The role is offered on a full time basis; reduced hours are possible.

People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

Skills and experience

To be successful working with us, you need to demonstrate that you are:

  • Values-driven: Deeply-felt value base in support of improving the life chances for people living with disability and their families, especially in respect of inclusive education
  • Experienced in facilitating consultations and/or running a co-design methodology
  • Well-organised, so that work is conducted on time, on budget and to specific standards
  • Diplomatic, able to work with a range of people to build their support for this project
  • Good thinker, to find solutions to problems and to build the project’s knowledge
  • Good communicator, to lead conversations about the importance of inclusive education
  • Qualified: relevant degree (or similar)

How to apply


Applications to be submitted via Seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36810420

For enquiries please call Jackie Hayes on 08 8373 8333

We will commence the short listing process on the 10 August 2018

Please click here for a copy of the role description

Please click here for a project summary

 

 

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JFA Purple Orange is the social policy agency of the Julia Farr group. We conduct research and engage with people with lived experience of disability to develop policy and practice.

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