YDAS Map Your Future Project Advisor

Status: Casual, temporary contract until July 28


June 26 – June 29, 4 hours (any of these days, negotiable)

July 3 – July 7, 20 hours (5 hours a day)

July 10 – July 14 (8 hours spread over 2 days)

July 17 – July 28 (2.5 hours each day for 2 weeks, 4pm – 6.30 pm

Remuneration: $30.00 per hour

Location: Based in Melbourne CBD, with possible state-wide travel

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

YDAS works alongside young people with disability between the ages of 12 and 25 to raise awareness of their rights and to support them to achieve their goals. YDAS undertakes individual and policy advocacy to support young people with disability to have a stronger voice, reduce the barriers that they experience and improve their quality of life. YDAS is a core agency of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) and is funded by the Victorian Government.

About Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities. YACVic is an independent, not-for-profit, member driven organisation that represents young people (aged 12-25 years) and the sector that works with them.

About Map Your Future

Map Your Future is an exciting new program that will build the capacity of young people with disability to exercise choice and control in their lives and access the full potential of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Over 9 months, this trial program will run as a series of 10 week, structured courses of individual and small group coaching. Innovative, flexible activities will empower young people to identify and plan life goals and create a personal NDIS ‘roadmap’.

About the role

The YDAS Map Your Future Project Advisor will review program materials, contribute to the running of the group workshops and assist with providing individual coaching for participants via telephone or video conference. You will document the outcomes of these coaching sessions and be involved in the evaluation of the overall program.

About the candidate

We are looking for someone who is motivated and willing to play an active part in a collaborative and close-knit team.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability.
  • Proven ability to build rapport and work effectively with young people.
  • Demonstrated skills in assisting with groups or workshops, preferably with young people.
  • Demonstrated communication skills with young people on an individual basis.
  • Highly developed organisational and technology skills, including use of videoconferencing (Skype) and Microsoft Office software.

You will enjoy:

  • A flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and fun work culture.
  • A high degree of collegial support.
  • Sector-leading professional development.
  • A brand new, Melbourne CBD office.

YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.

Employment conditions

YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously.  All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.


Applications should be addressed to Leah van Poppel, YDAS Manager, and emailed to info@yacvic.org.au with YDAS Map Your Future application’ in the subject line and must include:

  • A brief cover letter/email stating where you saw the job advertised;
  • Your resume, including contact details for a minimum of two referees, including your last line manager (we will not contact referees without your permission);
  • A separate document detailing your response to each selection criteria, as stated in the position description.

Applications close Friday 16 June at 5 pm AEDT. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 June in Melbourne CBD.

Successful applicants will need to be available to commence on Monday 26 June.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Leah van Poppel on 9267 3709 or email ydas@yacvic.org.au

YDAS Map Your Future Project Advisor – Position Description