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Community Engagement Workers x2 - Geraldton / Port Hedland

Aboriginal Family Legal Services
  • x1 – Port Hedland WA
  • x1 - Geraldton WA

We are seeking 2 x Community Engagement Workers (CEWs) in our Port Hedland and Geraldton offices. The Community Engagement role forms a liaison between victims of Aboriginal family violence and the services of Aboriginal Family Legal Services (AFLS). The role requires the CEW to promote our service within our regional communities by referring clients to AFLS solicitors for legal representation, undertaking community legal education and facilitating general support services.

To be eligible for interview, you must demonstrate relevant experience working within Aboriginal organisations, a passion for working within the community and a strong work ethic. You must be able to work both independently and as part of a small team, be able to travel to remote communities, co-ordinate and attend events and be comfortable presenting to large groups of people.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent relevant experience
  • Ability to travel remotely for outreach services
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sound computer skills
  • Experience in dealing one-on-one with clients
  • An understanding of Aboriginal family violence, domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to interact with Aboriginal people in remote and rural communities by way of working with clients and the wider community in relation to violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to provide information & education to clients and the wider community
  • Experience working in a team environment

Desirable

  • Experience working with victims/survivors of family abuse

Requirements

  • Current WA Drivers Licence Licence
  • National Police Clearance and
  • A Working with Children Check

For the right candidates we offer:

  • An attractive salary package
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Generous allowances

Please note that only those successful to interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: 20th November 2020

Under Section 50d of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, Aboriginality is a genuine occupation requirement for these positions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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