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Farewell to our CEO

After almost seven years leading ADACAS, our CEO Fiona May is leaving the organisation and moving forward to other exciting opportunities. We are so grateful to Fiona for the leadership, dedication and support she has demonstrated in her role of CEO and wish her the best of luck for the future.

If you are interested in applying for the position of CEO for ADACAS please read the information below.

ADACAS is Canberra’s leading individual advocacy service and we are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation. The CEO is responsible for the efficient management of financial, human and information resources in accordance with legislative and funding requirements. The CEO provides support to staff to ensure that they are providing a high quality advocacy service, consistent with policy and principles of advocacy and achieving good outcomes for our clients.

As CEO you will bring strong leadership skills, excellent strategic analysis and policy skills and a clear focus on delivering mission based services that achieve human rights for all. You will have a strong foundational understanding of human rights and the impact of marginalisation on people with disability and older people. You will be able to demonstrate how your human rights understanding translates into the work that you do and your leadership of the work of others. Past experience working in a rights based framework or with ADACAS’ client groups will be well regarded. ADACAS would welcome an application from you if you are a person living with disability or an older person.

To be considered for the role, you must use the selection criteria and job description as a guide to preparing, a maximum of two pages outline your skills and expertise and why they make you the best person to lead ADACAS. Also provide an up to date copy of your resume along with contact details for two referees.

To obtain the role documentation download it using the link below. If after reviewing the documentation, you would like to discuss your application before the closing date please email or ring 02 62425060 to arrange for someone to call you back. Applications may be provided by email to and must be received by COB Friday 29 June 2018.

Respect Know Act Received New ILC Grant

The outcomes from the most recent Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant rounds were announced last week. ADACAS and RKA are pleased to announce that the Respect Know Act project has received continued funding for another year. We look forward to working with decision makers, supporters and health professionals to enable more people to participate actively in their healthcare decision making.

Submission to the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services

The Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services is currently conducting an inquiry and will report on the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the ACT. ADACAS had the opportunity to provide a submission to this inquiry and convey some of the issues with the implementation of the NDIS in the ACT and some of the concerns raised by our clients about it's implementation.

To read this submission click on the PDF below.
To read submissions from other ACT services and disability groups click on the link below.

The Power of Choice

Understanding Rights, Roles and Advocacy in the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created some great opportunities to increase your power and choice - but how do you make the most of it? Come listen to speakers from Clickability, Hireup, People with Disabilities ACT and ADACAS discuss giving feedback on services, how to negotiate with providers and what options there are in case you require support to make decisions or have your voice heard.

The event is on the 20th of April from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Please register your interest using the link below:

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Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.

Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life

Find out where we are or send an enquiry online so one of our staff can contact you directly.