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Justice Support Coordinator

Employer: Intellectual Disability Rights Service
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Legal & Human Rights, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 04 April, 2018.
Applications close: 16 April, 2018. (Expired)

The Coordinator is responsible for organising support for our clients at police stations, legal appointments, court houses and from correctional centres for people appearing at court via video link.

The position of Coordinator is a challenging and rewarding position responsible for coordinating the delivery of a support service for people with an intellectual disability who come into contact with the criminal justice system. While some direct support is provided by the coordinator, in general support at police stations and at court is provided by a network of volunteers. The role includes promoting the service locally; recruiting and supporting volunteers; ensuring the quality of the service in the region and establishing and maintaining local networks and advocating on behalf of clients.

The justice support service operates 7 days a week between 9am and 10pm and requires that the position holder be available to be rostered on during these hours approx. 7 days every 8 weeks. An on-call allowance rate is paid for this and time in lieu is accrued for any work done after hours.

This job is 67.5 hours per fortnight (9 day fortnight). Salary range $70,824 - $74,237.

Skills and experience

Essential experience, knowledge and skills

  1. Experience working with people with intellectual or other cognitive impairment
  2. Demonstrated ability to advocate persistently to achieve best outcomes for disadvantaged people
  3. Understanding of issues impacting people with intellectual impairment in the criminal justice system
  4. Ability to coordinate, support and motivate a volunteer network to provide a high quality service
  5. Excellent interpersonal communication including demonstrated ability to communicate complex information simply and effectively to people with intellectual impairment
  6. Sound knowledge of disability and mainstream service systems and ability to make effective referrals
  7. Proven ability to work independently in a small team environment


  • Understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system


The appointee will be required to have satisfactory police and working with children checks.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.