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Working for a not for profit organisation can be a very rewarding experience. There is something special about knowing that the work you do, the years you invest, is contributing to positive change in our society. ADEC is an inclusive employer that supports staff to develop, grow and obtain diverse skills.

About ADEC

ADEC is a state-wide Victorian organisation that has been supporting people living with disability, their families, and carers from diverse cultural backgrounds, for over 32 years. Our workforce is made up of friendly bilingual staff who understand cultural diversity and seek to improve the communities with which they have contact. ADEC is an equal opportunity employer; we value and strongly support the principles of equal opportunity in the workplace.


Available positions
Job title Location Role Category Position Description
Disability Support Worker Preston

The role of the Disability Support Worker is to provide:


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- In-home respite to assist older carers and their children with disability to continue to live independently in their homes.


- Regular out-of-home respite using social and recreational activities for care recipients, their carers and families.


- Extended in-home respite to cover unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.


- Carer and family mini-holidays.
Volunteer Board Member Preston


Board members are expected to attend eight Board meetings and the AGM during the year.  They are expected to read Board materials in advance of meetings and come prepared to contribute meaningfully to discussion. 


Board members will be expected to participate in the work of sub-committees and also to contribute their time at weekends to strategic planning activities.


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Board members are expected to responsibly represent ADEC to their professional and social communities, and to play an active role in developing personal relationships and connections that will help ADEC to identify and solicit sources of funding and support for the organisation’s activities. 


Board terms last for two years and Board members can serve for as long as they wish.
Capacity Building Officer Dandenong


The role of the Capacity Building Officer is to build the capacity of ethnic communities in accessing and/or transition to the NDIS.


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The foundation for this work will be strong relationships with ethnic leaders and ethno-specific organisations through which to develop understandings of communities’ needs. Capacity building strategies can then be jointly developed to respond to these identified needs.


The Capacity Building Officer also has an important role to play within ADEC’s Mental Health program and organisation to assist connections between ethnic communities and mental health services.

 The selection criteria must be addressed for further consideration for these roles.

 If you would like more information about working for ADEC, get in touch with us via phone: 03 9480 7000 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.