About Us

Synapse is Australia’s leading brain injury organisation – and we are making Australia a more supportive and understanding place to live for people experiencing brain injury.

We provide a range of services nationally, including information and referral, specialist supports, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services, advocacy, housing, and targeted research activities. Synapse promotes quality of life, self-determination, and choice. Our mission is to ensure the rights of people impacted by brain injury, by connecting knowledge, policy, services, and systems.

Our people are what make us who we are, and we have built a strong, supportive culture. So, it is incredibly important that we find the right person to join us.

About the Role

The BrainBank Panellist supports individuals with brain injury through listening, and sharing insights, stories and experiences.

Lived experience enables the BrainBank Panellist to authentically support and encourage individuals with brain injury. While the BrainBank Panellist is not a formal peer-mentor, it shares many characteristics, and will offer similar benefits to Individuals with brain injury.

The BrainBank Panellist will build rapport with people affected by brain injury and their families, share experiences as relevant, answer questions, provide suggestions and link people to appropriate Synapse information and referral options.

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About You

As the ideal candidate, you demonstrate personal alignment with Synapse’s core values. You will value a person-centred approach, positive and respectful relationships with other members of the Synapse team, you will be confident and driven to contribute to positive change around brain injury.

Essential qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of brain injury, an understanding of issues facing people with disabilities and working within the family and community context.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of social justice and equality for people with a disability or marginalised groups.
  • Demonstrated high level ability to interact with people.
  • Demonstrated experience with computerised word processing and database packages, preferably Microsoft Office including Word, Access and Outlook and the Internet.

What Synapse Can Offer You

  • A warm, flexible and supportive work environment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Salary Sacrificing options

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for this role.

To submit your application or discuss this role further, contact the Synapse People & Culture team on (07) 3137 7400 or email recruitment@synapse.org.au