.6 FTE (3 days a week) | Fixed-term Contract (July 1 2022 - June 30 2023) | Hobart based | SCHADS Level 4 (salary packaging available)
Help us make history!
The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Council of Tasmania (ATDC) is inviting applications for the position of Lived Experience Project Officer.
This new, fixed-term position builds on the momentum of lived experience advocacy in Tasmanian’s alcohol and other drug sector, and will play a key role in supporting the establishment of an independent lived experience organisation.
We’re looking for someone with a strong awareness of lived experience advocacy (and/or peer work), and a sound understanding of the alcohol and other drug sector in Tasmania. Previous experience working or presenting in our sector (or the social services sector) is highly desirable.
The Lived Experience Project Officer will play a critical role in galvanising the community of people with lived experience, and regularly advocate for and represent their views to our sector.
The successful applicant must be an excellent communicator and be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with people with lived experience of alcohol or other drugs. Experience in the organisation and facilitation of small groups, and participation in sector events will be regarded highly. Applicants who can demonstrate their reliability and accountability through prior work experience or placements will also make a compelling case to the selection panel.
Applicants are also encouraged to include details of qualifications and professional experience. The successful applicant will need a familiarity or proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
This is an exceptionally exciting time to become involved in the push to establish a legitimate platform for people with a lived experience of alcohol and other drugs. The team at the ATDC looks forward to welcoming someone who is passionate about working in an organisation committed to evidence-based policies and practices that treat drug use as a health issue, and seeks to reduce the stigma, harm and discrimination associated with drug use.
For further questions, contact Greg on 03 6231 5002 or email@example.com to arrange a call back.
Applications must include three documents to be considered for interview:
- a short cover letter that introduces yourself and why you are interested in this position (maximum 1 page)
- a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages) with two referees listed
- and a response to the six selection criteria listed in the position description (maximum 3 pages).
Address to: Greg Taylor, Reform Agenda Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm Friday 10 June 2022.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Monday 20 June.
If you think you are the right person for this role, and you also have a lived experience of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, we encourage you to apply.
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Reform Agenda Project OfficerGreg is highly experienced in the visual arts and community development sectors. He helped establish the Spinifex Hill Studio in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and has worked around the country as a freelance producer.Read more✖
Greg is highly experienced in the visual arts and community development sectors. He helped establish the Spinifex Hill Studio in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and has worked around the country as a freelance producer. He has a Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne. After successfully delivering the Lived Experience Participation Project in his first role with the ATDC, Greg is currently in the role of Reform Project Officer, keeping track of the delivery of the AOD Reform Agenda across the sector and supporting the establishment of the independent lived experience organisation. Greg can be contacted on 03 6231 5002 or by email at email@example.com