First listed on: 22 March 2024

Disability Planner

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Band 6 ($94,440 - $102,322) + 11% super + monthly ADO
  • Footscray, Melbourne.

About Us

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities. Maribyrnong is becoming a sought after residential area and a destination for foodies.

The Opportunity

Maribyrnong Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Disability Planner to join the Access & Participation Unit. You will be passionate about access and inclusion.

Reporting to the Access & Participation Lead you will support the implementation of Council's Disability Action Plan (DAP). Your ability to work with a diverse range of community members and stakeholders and develop and strengthen partnerships and networks, support advocacy and program initiatives that improve the wellbeing of people with a disability, will be highly regarded.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development and delivery of Council's Disability Action Plan
  • Provide specialist disability access and inclusion advice to Council staff in a responsive and timely manner
  • Build the capacity of Council to integrate access issues into contemporary planning processes
  • Ongoing monitoring and reporting of Council's Disability Action Plan through evaluation of work undertaken across Council including the assessment of its impact
  • Apply social justice principles and a community development framework to access and inclusion issues when working with Council staff
  • Work across Council to build collaborative relationships, understanding and ownership of access and inclusion objectives with key stakeholders
  • Build the capacity of Council staff to ensure they are well equipped to respond to the needs of people with disability
  • Produce regular reporting documents for internal and external stakeholders in relation to the Disability Action Plan.

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in a field related to disability, social, community or policy and planning including; community development, policy development or a similar discipline with some relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of disability, the impacts of disability on an individual and how these issues interface with community
  • An understanding of community development theory and practice, principles of community inclusion and participation and community planning strategies
  • Practical skills, knowledge and understanding of the Social Model of disability and how that can be used in a local government environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant State and Federal policy frameworks including current policy directions relating to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the state Disability Action Plan
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills to communicate with a diverse range of staff and key stakeholders and the ability to prepare complex and concise reports
  • Demonstrable experience working with diverse communities including people with disability
  • Demonstrated experience in providing secretariat and administrative support for projects and community advisory groups
  • No relevant criminal record found in a police check.

Why Choose Maribyrnong?

  • Work cross functionally in a friendly, supportive and professional multidisciplinary team;
  • Enjoy a flexible and inclusive work environment;
  • Work in a meaningful role within a Values driven organisation;
  • Accrued Day Off every month.

If you are looking for a role where you can make a difference and you enjoy working in a diverse community focused environment, Apply Now!

How to Apply

To express your interest in this role, please send your Resume and a brief Cover Letter via our Careers website outlining your relevant experience and addressing the Key Selection Criteria position defined in the position description in support of your application by 10:00pm on the close date.

To download a copy of the position description and apply for the roole please visit us at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are a child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Enquiries: Lillian Santoro-Woolmer, Access & Participation Lead - 0437 868 876.

Applications close 14 April 2024 at 10pm

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