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Social Workers - Queensland Retirement Village and Parks Advisory Service

Caxton Legal Centre Inc
  • Classification: Level 5
  • Remuneration: $104,201 including super and attractive salary packaging options ($62,521 per annum at 0.6 FTE)
  • Type: Permanent part time (three days/week)

An opportunity to make a difference

Caxton Legal Centre is a community legal centre whose purpose is to promote and protect human rights in Queensland through access to justice. Caxton provides accessible legal information so people know their rights and can prevent or respond to legal problems. Prioritising those who experience disadvantage, trauma and marginalisation, Caxton provides free, high-quality legal assistance and social supports. Caxton advocates for reform to unfair laws, policies and systems. Working collaboratively with volunteers and community partners, Caxton reaches underserved populations. We do all of this to create a more just and inclusive Queensland.

This social worker role is embedded in our Human Rights and Civil Law Practice with a focus on supporting people being assisted by the state-wide Queensland Retirement Village and Parks Advisory Service (QRVPAS). The social worker – QRVPAS also contributes to Caxton’s strategic outcomes and the seamless integration of social work within Caxton’s multi-disciplinary model. From time to time this role may also be called on to assist clients in other program areas and for urgent responses to people in distress who call or visit the centre.

Key accountabilities

  • Scope and deliver trauma-informed, short-term support and ongoing casework for clients of the QRVPAS as they receive legal advice, assistance and information about legal matters in relation to their retirement village or manufactured home park. 
  • Work collaboratively to offer integrated services with Caxton’s lawyers and social workers.
  • Work collaboratively with government and non-government agencies to support the provision of holistic, client-centered and culturally appropriate services and referrals to diverse clients within a human rights framework.
  • Provide information sessions across Queensland to residents and other groups of interested individuals and service providers.

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Eligible for AASW membership
  • Minimum three years’ experience in the provision of social work services
  • Training in trauma-informed practice

A Position Description for this role is available below. Applications should be addressed to Damian Kelleher, COO, Caxton Legal.

Please specifically address each of the Key Accountabilities in your cover letter.

Why caxton legal?

Caxton Legal Centre has played a central part in Queensland’s legal landscape over the past 46 years, leading the state’s first Stolen Wages case, successfully representing well over 100 victims of the 2011 floods and continues to support clients affected by the 2022 floods, as well as paving the way for multidisciplinary service delivery to people experiencing elder abuse. We are an engaged, passionate and talented group of lawyers, social workers, and administrative staff with whom you are encouraged to collaborate and learn from in order to meet our client’s needs.

Our full-time staff enjoy a 35-hour working week paid at the full-time Award rate, salary packaging and with time off in lieu if additional approved hours are worked. Paid Christmas leave is provided during the office shut-down period in addition to four weeks paid annual leave.

The successful applicant will have the ability to work with clients with complex legal and social issues and assist clients who may have an impairment or be culturally or linguistically diverse.

These positions are designed to be based in South Brisbane alongside our other staff, however consideration can be made across the greater Brisbane area depending on need.

A position description is attached.

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