Court Advocacy Worker - Sydney WDVCAS - South West Sydney Legal Centre

Position: Court Advocacy Worker - Sydney WDVCAS

Organisation: South West Sydney Legal Centre

Location: Sydney

Close Date: COB Monday 23 September 2019

How to apply: Details on how to apply are provided in the attached document.

Contact person: Susan Smith

Brief Description:

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not-for-profit organisation, delivering innovative, multidisciplinary and diverse strategies aimed at facilitating access to justice in our local communities.

SWSLC auspices several domestic violence programs, including the Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.

We are seeking a full-time Court Advocacy Worker in Sydney WDVCAS. The Court Advocacy Worker will be part of a team committed to eliminating violence against women and their children.

Domestic and family violence workers in Sydney WDVCAS provide information and referrals, threat assessment, case coordination, court assistance and court advocacy to WDVCAS clients. They work in partnership with NSW Police, local courts, legal representatives and referral agencies to ensure safety and support for women who are experiencing domestic violence. Sydney WDVCAS provides court assistance and court advocacy before, during and after court for clients who are going through the ADVO process at Downing Centre, Waverley and Newtown local courts.

The Court Advocacy Worker exercises a high-level of expertise to provide accessible and relevant services to women and their children.

Applicants should have a commitment to empowering women and children affected by domestic and family violence, and have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis.

Applicants with language skills other than English are encouraged to apply.

This role is remunerated at Level 5 for a Social and Community Service Employee under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. The specific level of remuneration is dependent on the worker’s experience.

This position is open to female applicants only. SWSLC considers being a woman to be a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The preferred applicants will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a Criminal Record Check.

For more information on how to apply, please see the application package PDF.