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Domestic Violence Registrar - Alice Springs

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $84,101- $100,856
  • Work Unit: Local Court
  • Designation: Professional 2
  • Duration: Fixed for 3 years
  • Location: Alice Springs

Primary Objective:

To assist the Alice Springs Local Court in developing, improving, monitoring and evaluating a specialist approach to domestic violence.    

Context Statement:

The Alice Springs Local Court is developing a specialist approach to domestic violence to improve the safety and experience of victims and to promote perpetrator accountability and behaviour change. This role is integral to ensuring quality risk assessments, promoting positive stakeholder relationships as well as the monitoring and evaluation of the 3 year pilot. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Judicial Registrar to co-ordinate the implementation and continuous improvement of the Specialist Approach to Domestic Violence at the Alice Springs Local Court, including establishing systems, drafting documents, collecting data, monitoring and reporting.
  2. Organise regular meetings of stakeholders including preparation of the agenda, minutes, research and follow-up that may be required.
  3. Oversee and co-ordinate the provision of risk assessment and support services provided by non-government agencies to ensure they are well co-ordinated, timely and are of high quality.
  4. Liaise with stakeholders to answer queries and questions in relation to domestic and family violence matters.
  5. Organise appropriate training on domestic and family violence and other issues, in consultation with Judges, court staff and court stakeholders.

Selection Criteria


  1. Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic and family violence and trauma informed practice.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to operate in a respectful and culturally safe manner with Aboriginal or culturally and linguistically diverse victims of domestic violence.
  3. High level negotiation and interpersonal skills, including a capacity to maintain supportive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and convene effective meetings.
  4. A working knowledge the Domestic and Family Violence Act, and the Family Safety Framework or of comparable legislation, systems and frameworks in other jurisdictions.
  5. Strong organisational and administrative skills and an ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks effectively.
  6. Capacity to co-ordinate and collate information to inform regular reviews of the operation of the specialist approach to domestic violence.
  7. Law degree.


  1. Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and evaluation.
  2. Experience working with Aboriginal clients and communities.
  3. Experience as a legal practitioner.
  4. Qualifications in social work, psychology, social sciences or other related field.

Further Information: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

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