Siblings Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support siblings of people with disability. Its mission statement is Siblings: Acknowledged, Connected, Resilient.
Since its establishment in 1999 by its current CEO Kate Strohm, Siblings Australia has developed a national and international reputation for its work with families and professionals. This has included workshops/resources/online supports for siblings, parents and providers in order to improve the capacity of siblings to manage relationship and social challenges within the family and in the broader community. Siblings Australia also undertakes research and public advocacy to improve understanding of the needs of, and contributions by, siblings.
In 2020, after many years of advocacy by the founder, Siblings Australia was awarded a national NDIS ‘Information, Linkages and Capacity Building’ grant for a ‘Stronger Siblings: Stronger Families’ project. The grant has enabled significant growth in Siblings Australia programs throughout Australia.
An opportunity now exists for a dynamic, passionate and authentic
individual to engage with the key Siblings Australia stakeholders. The position reports to the CEO and is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of community and sector engagement to enhance partnerships and participation in Siblings Australia services, programs and projects. Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced professionals with supreme relationship building, organisational and marketing skills and a genuine affinity with Siblings Australia’s vision and values. Applications are also strongly encouraged from individuals with a family experience of disability.
The successful candidate will demonstrate warmth and empathy and combine a commercial brain with a social heart, and ideally have experience in human services with exposure to the transformational developments of a values-driven, community-based organisation in an environment of constant change.
This is a fulfilling stakeholder engagement role providing a genuine opportunity to make a strategic contribution to this most worthy and respected entity which is making a genuine difference to people’s lives.
For further information on our client, please visit siblingsaustralia.org.au
Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8827.