- $96,969 plus 10% super + Not For Profit salary packaging benefits
- Job posted on: 2nd Jun 2023
- Applications close:
The salary for the position is based on Level 6 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Award.
Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage people living with a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
JAS is a free service that supports young people & adults with cognitive impairment to exercise their rights when in contact with the NSW criminal justice system. With the generous support of our Volunteers, JAS works with people with cognitive impairment arising from intellectual disability, borderline intellectual function, acquired brain injury, alcohol and drug-related brain injury (including foetal alcohol spectrum disorder), autism spectrum disorder, or dementia.
The court-based diversion component of the JAS will screen and assess defendants, broker cognitive assessments, develop support plans, link participants with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and engage them with other support services. The court-based diversion service will also prepare a court report to support the lawyer to make an application for a diversion order under section 14 of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020.
Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) operates a disability advocacy service and community legal centre. IDRS aims to ‘make rights real’ for people with intellectual and other cognitive impairments through a variety of legal and advocacy services. We strive to demonstrate our values of justice, respect and persistence in all our work.
Visit our website www.idrs.org.au for more information about IDRS.
The Area Manager will manage a team of Diversion Coordinator's whose responsibilities include identifying eligible defendants for diversion under section 14 of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 while at Court, conduct preliminary screenings that will assess a defendant for cognitive impairment, along with engage with the defendant’s lawyer/s to understand the evidence needed to support diversion away from the criminal justice system.
This role will also support Diversion Coordinators in identifying and obtaining relevant evidence that will support a diagnosis of cognitive impairment, support the defendant to access the NDIS, along with engage with other support services in the community that will support diversion away from the criminal justice system.
The Area Manager is responsible for checking and editing the Diversion Coordinator's reports that are to be submitted to the defendant's lawyer
IDRS is very serious about its duty to provide clients with a safe and professional service and to providing all people working at IDRS with a safe and healthy working environment.
Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
For enquiries, please contact Kelly Watson (Regional Manager) via email [email protected], using the subject line: Area Manager, Justice Advocacy Service - Court Based Diversion enquiry via EthicalJobs, or telephone during business hours Monday to Friday on 0447 180 141.
All applications are to be submitted via clicking "Apply Now".
The Selection Criteria MUST be addressed in order for your application to be considered.
No late applications will be accepted. Shortly after the closing date, all applications will be assessed against the selection criteria. If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted by phone or email to invite you to an interview.
If you do not hear from us within a week from the closing date, unfortunately it is unlikely you have proceeded to the interview stage. You are welcome to apply for future roles.
A position description is attached.