- Starting from $100,010 plus super and annual leave
- Job posted on: 29th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 28 offices.
The Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (CLSAC) is an interdisciplinary team within the Civil Law Division that delivers targeted and holistic legal services by phone and outreach to identified disadvantaged Aboriginal communities and correctional centres across NSW. CLSAC works with Aboriginal communities and community workers to increase their capacity to deal with civil law problems as they arise and to work in partnership with other legal and non-legal services.
The Aboriginal Women Leaving Custody (AWLC) program sits within CLSAC. AWLC addresses the civil law needs of Aboriginal women while they are in custody, to reduce barriers to housing on the transition back into the community, as well as reducing other factors that may contribute to ongoing disadvantage.
Provide case management to Aboriginal clients, including Aboriginal women leaving custody, who have complex social and legal needs. Case management includes referral assistance, risk assessment, safety planning, seeing clients in correctional centres across NSW, support attending Tribunal and/or Court as well as other services. Provide clinical expertise to address the socio-legal needs of Aboriginal clients.
To be successful in this role, you will possess strong communication skills and vast experience in handling complex and challenging situations. You will have the ability to build relationships with Aboriginal clients, families and other professionals by delivering appropriate services to ensure their needs are met.
You will have proven experience in undertaking assessments and the ability to perform with autonomy and prioritise day-to-day duties to meet service levels.
We may use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for everyone who works and interacts with us. We strive to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.
We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.
We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need an adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at [email protected] using the subject line: Case Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.
You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
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