- Job posted on: 28th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS) is a multi-disciplinary Community Legal Centre providing services for all women in Central Australia and the Barkly Region, with offices based in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. A large component of CAWLS service delivery is related to domestic & family violence (DFV) and interconnected legal issues such as child protection, family law, financial/debt and tenancy matters. Approximately 76% of our clients are First Nations women.
At CAWLS we are committed to providing holistic, culturally safe, trauma informed wrap-around services, achieving excellent outcomes for our clients through law reform, legal advice and representation, client support, financial counselling, community legal education and outreach. Our staff are motivated, dedicated and ensure we provide quality service to all clients and stakeholders.
The position is based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
* Some travel may be required from time to time.
The Social Worker will support CAWLS team by providing personalised and planned case managed support and advocacy for clients of CAWLS legal service, with a particular focus on First Nations women.
Through a client-centred approach, the Social Worker will support clients in areas such as housing, health, family violence, family reunification, linking with culturally appropriate services, community integration, NDIS, and financial issues.
The role requires enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and the ability to work autonomously in addition to working well with others. An eye for detail and the capacity to work in a busy environment, meet strict deadlines, prioritise work and maintain quality standards are also essential.
The position includes the provision of outreach services to clients and support at some courts including occasional visits to Tennant Creek.
For more information contact Alice de Brenni, Operations Manager, on 8952 4055 or [email protected], using the subject line: Social Worker - Alice Springs.
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 position description is attached.