Are you interested in joining a dynamic organization working to advance the rights of all people to contribute to and enjoy the benefits of a welcoming community?

Inclusion Winnipeg Inc. is recruiting an Advocacy Coordinator to join our team.

The Advocacy Coordinator is an integral member of the Inclusion Winnipeg Inc. team in supporting and advancing the mission of our organization in a way that is consistent with the organizational vision, values, beliefs and strategic objectives. Inclusion Winnipeg is a member of the Canadian Association for Community Living federation.

Key responsibilities include: Providing direct individualized advocacy to adults who have intellectual disabilities, and to families of children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Providing support to community organizations and partners through professional development training related to advocacy and self-advocacy; facilitation and mentoring in practices that advance human rights; person-centred thinking and planning; accessibility & accommodation and greater social inclusion.

Promoting the rights of people in accordance with the Manitoba Human Rights Code and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to enjoy the same access to society as all other citizens free of discrimination and with access to accommodations as required.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have an understanding of intellectual disability, the importance of social inclusion and the barriers to building a good life in the community.
  • Knowledge of legislation, standards and regulations that impacts people with disabilities including the Vulnerable Persons Act, Accessibility for Manitobans Act, as well as legislation related to education, housing, health, employment and income assistance.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field such as Disability Studies, Education, Social Work or Human Rights, Community Health.
  • Three references, one must be from an employer. Ability to provide clear
  • Criminal Record Check certificate with vulnerable sector search, Children Abuse Registry and Adult Abuse Registry checks.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Send your cover letter and application to info@inclusionwinnipeg.org or mail to 1-120 Maryland St. Wpg. MB R3G 1L1 by December 17, 2018.