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Homeless Persons' Liaison Officer


Employer: Justice Connect
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Housing & Homelessness, Legal & Human Rights, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 October, 2018.
Applications close: 31 October, 2018. (Expired)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of Australia’s most successful public interest and social justice organisations. Justice Connect is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a fair and strong community in which people have a fair chance at a better life, the community sector is strong and vibrant and the legal/justice and non-legal social systems are fairer and better.

At Justice Connect, we believe everyone deserves a fair chance at a better life. That’s why we use the law to help people and community groups left behind by an unfair and complicated legal system. Whether it’s a single mother facing homelessness, a local community group struggling with overwhelming regulation or an older person dealing with family violence, real-life problems so often have legal solutions. That’s why we connect people with legal help. We use the power of the law to open up the legal system for those locked out of it, and to change the system where it is broken.

The key to our impact is the passionate commitment of our people. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, driven by a desire to deliver real improvements in the lives of the people and communities we help.

Homeless Law is our specialist legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We work closely with pro bono lawyers to provide hundreds of people with legal information, advice and representation. Our services are outreach based and client centred, and we don’t just focus on legal issues. Homeless Law's social workers and our relationships with the homelessness sector build our capacity to understand and respond to clients with a range of non-legal needs.

We are currently seeking a Homeless Persons’ Liaison Officer to play a key role in delivering a range of high quality non-legal services through Justice Connect Homeless Law.

If you have significant knowledge of the housing and homeless sector, experience working with clients involved in the justice system, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to make a difference for social justice, we look forward to hearing from you. Previous experience in a legal service-setting is not specifically required for this role.

For further information about Justice Connect and its work please visit www.justiceconnect.org.au.

For role specific information refer to the full Position Description attached below.

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