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Program Officer - Alice Springs

Central Australian Women's Legal Service
  • CAWLS is recruiting for an exciting new project, funded by the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN).
  • Full-time 2-year fixed-term contract (with the potential for extension).

CAWLS is a busy community legal practice with a vibrant and dedicated team committed to providing representation and excellent outcomes for our clients through law reform, legal advice and representation, community legal education and outreach. Many of our clients are women who have experienced or are experiencing Domestic and Family violence.

CAWLS is seeking a self-motivated candidate to assist the Project Manager to develop an exciting pilot project.

Crucial in your success in this role is your highly developed written and verbal communication skills and ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment.

Total effective package includes: base salary, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance and salary packaging options.


The primary objectives of the role are to:

  • Assist the Program Manager develop and formalise partnerships with identified primary healthcare providers;
  • Assist in the implementation of the co-design framework engaging patients and frontline health workers through various methods including workshops, meetings, online updates and surveys.
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, develop and manage a clear process for audit and re-development of referral processes and resources to assist partner services identify, assess and respond to disclosures of Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence (DFSV), in line with the NT Risk Assessment and Management Framework;
  • Assist in the development and delivery of tailored education and professional development and support to frontline staff within partner services;
  • Assist with the provision of secondary consultation support to partner services in relation to identification of DFSV, risk assessment and risk management;
  • Work with the Program Manager and CAWLS Management Team for the overall success of the pilot service, fulfilling obligations pursuant to funding agreements and ensuring the service is compliant with all regulatory requirements.


  • Maintain trusted relationships with primary health care providers around the provision of education and professional development, development of referral pathways and processes and provision of secondary consultation support.
  • Assist in the implementation of the co-design framework engaging patients and frontline health workers through various methods including workshops, meetings, online updates and surveys.
  • Identify relevant referral pathways and develop an up-to-date database of service providers and referral processes.
  • Maintain a continuous improvement approach in relation to the referral pathways and processes developed for integration within partner organisations;
  • Contribute to the provision of secondary consultation service ensuring compliance with confidentiality management processes, trauma-informed principles and mandatory reporting obligations.
  • Contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the pilot program, including through collection and compilation of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Perform other duties as directed and necessary to the proper performance of the role.
  • Undertake training/professional development in consultation with the Education & Policy Manager and/or Senior Management Team.


To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in policy development, analysis and implementation. Experience in consulting a wide variety of stakeholders to build collaborative policies and organisational commitment, processes and systems to ensure coherence with an overarching vision and objective consistent with the NT RAMF.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to proof read documents for quality and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment, coordinate and participate in activities and support and assist other team members;
  • Strong administration and data management skills;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic, family and sexual violence as it affects women and children.

Interested but not sure where you might fit into this project? We would love to hear from you!

The successful candidate must have a Current (NT) Driver’s License, NT Ochre Card & Criminal History check (or the ability to obtain).

Please note this is a female identified role. An applicant's gender is a genuine occupational requirement of this position, authorised by s35 of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act and Division 4 (s30, ss1 & ss2a,c,g,e,& h) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

A full position description is attached.

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