There are many ways to get involved with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) such as those listed below.
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Partner with ECCV
Partner with us by co-hosting an event, project and/or a research paper. You will share in our extensive networks, expertise of community consultation and policy advocacy. Past joint partnerships included organisations such as Deakin University, Seniors Rights Victoria and Multicultural Arts Victoria just to mention a few.
Work for ECCV
Located in the heart of multicultural Melbourne, ECCV has the vibrant surroundings of the iconic Sydney Road Coburg. ECCV celebrates difference. Together our team offers different experiences, abilities, responsibilities, culture, ethnicity, language, age, gender and sexual identity, faith and thoughts. This enables us to provide the best policy advocacy to the ethnic, migrant and refugee communities. We work hard to raise awareness and provide helpful tips for our team to improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing. ECCV provides staff with training, professional development opportunities and experiences relating to public policy advocacy.
Disability Advocacy Project Officer
An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Disability Advocacy Project Officer to work in the Projects team delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) project Raise Our Voices – Disability self-advocacy for CALD communities.
The project plans to improve understanding of the disability service system for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Victorians with disability. It aims to build consumer voice, awareness of support pathways and reduce systemic barriers for people with disability of CALD backgrounds. The position reports to the ECCV Projects Manager and oversees the day to day co-ordination and implementation of the project, including tracking proposed outcomes, liaising with partners and community stakeholders as well as monitoring and reporting to government.
A full position description can be downloaded here
The position is 0.8FTE and remunerated at Level 5 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.
Applications close on Monday 7th December 2020. A CV and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria can be sent by email to Diana Mastrantuono, Projects Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be requested by phoning 0411 735 558.
Suitably qualified candidates from a non-English speaking background with lived experience of disability are strongly encouraged to apply. ECCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Volunteer with ECCV
ECCV Board members are all volunteers and like most community based organisations we would not be able to function without the great work that volunteers do and the time they devote to the organisation’s governance.
Members of the Board are elected but there are still areas of involvement where general volunteers can make their mark such as being part of one of our policy committees.
All committees are tasked with monitoring the implementation of strategies, evaluating effectiveness and guiding future direction.
All committee members must be financial members of ECCV and are appointed to their positions by way of application process. All committee members are required to attend monthly meetings, community events and represent the ECCV in a respectful and professional manner.
To apply for a position on a committee, please look out for vacancies and follow the prompts. To enquire about committees, please email the respective committee contact person.
We also take on board office-based volunteers from time to time to help with supporting events or project work so if you have some skills in these areas give us a call, we’d love to talk to you.
Intern with ECCV
ECCV hopes to begin another round of policy internships in 2020.
We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.