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Advocate (full-time or part-time)

About the business

ARAS is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Advocate (full-time or part-time, multiple positions).

Job tasks and responsibilities

Advocates are responsible for ensuring that all information and services provided are consistent with the purpose, vision, and values of ARAS and comply with relevant legislation, quality standards, contemporary research and practice. 

Ideally, successful candidates will have an interest in aged rights, health/ human services knowledge, aged care, community development or social work background, the ability to listen and draw out information and provide 'triage' and internal referral.

Opportunities exist for Advocates to be based in Adelaide, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula reporting and working closely with the Operations Manager and maintaining a collaborative and productive working relationship with all other staff within ARAS.

Person Specification


  • A tertiary qualification in human services, law, social work, behavioural science and/or community services or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, education and/or training.

Knowledge and experience

  • Experience in working with and/or advocating for older people, disadvantaged, vulnerable groups and operating within a social justice framework.
  • An understanding of legislation particularly the Aged Care Act 1997 and related principles and Retirement Villages Act 1987 and related regulations, policies and procedures.
  • An understanding of 'my aged care' systems, processes and procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Specific employment requirements

  • Satisfactory National Police Clearance required (must be issued less than 12 months before employment commences).
  • A current Working with Vulnerable Persons clearance.
  • COVID-19 vaccination and current Influenza vaccination is mandatory.
  • Work outside of normal office hours may be required from time to time.
  • Current driving license and willingness to drive for work purposes.
  • Travel within South Australia, including overnight stays may be required from time to time.  .

Job benefits and perks

  • Flexible, family friendly workplace
  • Not for Profit Organisation - salary sacrifice packaging
  • SCHADS Award Classification Level 5 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

A position description can be downloaded by clicking here and applicants must clearly address the requirements of the person specification in their application.

Applications, which must be made through SEEK, can be addressed to Lyndon Prior, Corporate Services Manager, Aged Rights Advocacy Service.

Applications will be assessed as they are received, and will close on 31st December 2021. Only applicants shortlisted will be advised.

For further information, please phone 08 70781824.