Aboriginal Specialist Worker ( Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service)

Aboriginal Specialist Worker ( Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service)

Job Title: Aboriginal Specialist Worker ( Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney - Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Salary: SCHADS level 5 + salary packaging + 5 weeks AL
Reference: 3114394
Contact Name: Chloe Barton
Contact Email: Chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au
Job Published: June 10, 2020 11:15

Job Description

Aboriginal Specialist Worker (Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service)  

Beaumont People have partnered with a small NFP Legal Centre who provide innovative, therapeutic and diverse support services aimed towards helping access to justice in our communities. We are thrilled to be assisting them with the search for a passionate and resilient Aboriginal Specialist Worker to join a Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a grass roots NFP community legal service whose culture is one of support, safety, diversity and commitment to women and children.
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Located across Sydney West and South West
  • Family friendly. Flexible environment. 5 weeks’ leave
  • Attractive remuneration package. SCHADS Award 5, + NFP salary packaging
  • Join a team committed to eliminating violence against women and their children.
As an Aboriginal Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Worker, you will provide intake information and referrals, carry out DV and threat assessments, case coordination and court advocacy to Women before, during and after court. You will be working in partnership with Police, Local courts, legal representatives and other referral agencies ensuring safety and support for women who are experiencing Domestic and Family violence and who are going through the ADVO process at Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool local courts. 

The Aboriginal Specialist worker will also support the service with community development and engagement, ensuring the ongoing commitment to providing a culturally safe space and accessibility for Aboriginal Women and children to access the services at the centre.  
A bit about you:
  • You must be an Aboriginal woman to apply for this position.
  • Be commitment to empowering women affected by Domestic and Family violence,
  • Hold a good understanding of DFV, its complexities and consequences, particularly as they affect Aboriginal women and children and sensitivity to their needs.
  • Have exposure to the criminal justice response to DFV including ADVO applications and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues
  • Be community focused with the ability to engage and develop positive relationship with Local Aboriginal communities
  • Have excellent communication skills, be able to negotiate, advocate and manage conflict
  • Hold an unrestricted NSW driver's licence and be open to undertaking pre employment checks including WWCC and national police check
Would be very desirable if:
  • You have worked in the legal system or community facing similar role
  • Have local knowledge of South West Sydney area and its community services network
  • Good computer literacy - ability to use word processing software including Outlook, Word and Excel.
This position is open to Aboriginal female applicants only. SWSLC considers being Aboriginal and a woman to be a genuine occupational qualification for this position under sections 14 and 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).  
If you are looking for a role where you can make a real difference to women and community - in particular Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women and their children impacted by Domestic and Family Violence, then this would be a great role for you!
Apply today, by submitting your resume. For more information, please get in Chloe Barton on 04 26161985   
This role is advertised without a closing date, all applications will be reviewed as they are received so please send your application through A.S.A.P.