- Job posted on: 16th Sep 2020
- Applications close:
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.
We walk alongside victims, witnesses, suspects & defendants in all stages of the criminal justice process
As a Justice Advocate you will be supporting and assisting young people and adults with cognitive impairment when they are involved with the criminal justice system as victims, suspects/defendants or witnesses.
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.
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.
We aim to be a child safe organisation. For this reason, before you can commence employment a National Police Check www.crimcheck.org.au will be conducted and a Working with Children Check must be provided (www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check).
Your application must explain how you meet the Essential skills and Experience listed.
A sound understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system would be an advantage.
The position involves some after-hours on-call work.
Please contact Michael Young (Regional Manager) via email email@example.com using the subject line: Justice Advocate - Newcastle enquiry via EthicalJobs or telephone during business hours Monday to Friday on 0448 776 790.
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 couple of weeks 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.