- $73,091 - $83,611 plus Superannuation and Salary Packaging Options Available
- Job posted on: 30th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission (NT Legal Aid) is an independent statutory authority established under the Legal Aid Act 1990. Our purpose is to ensure that people in the Northern Territory understand their legal rights and disadvantaged people have access to quality legal services, and to uphold a fair Northern Territory and national justice system.
Under the supervision of the Social Support Practice Lead, this exciting new role will address the barriers to accessing legal and social support services for vulnerable people in the Alice Springs community. The Community Support Officer (CSO) will align particularly with the Legal Aid NT values of social justice and integrity, and work closely with all staff in the Alice Springs office to ensure clients accessing the services of Legal Aid NT are supported.
We are seeking a community support officer with an understanding of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the challenges affecting this client group, their families and communities living in the Northern Territory. The successful applicant will have experience in working with various agencies and service providers relevant to the client group and will be committed to establishing meaningful relationships with clients of Legal Aid NT.
Your success hinges on your capacity to function both autonomously and as an integral member of a fast paced small team. Essential qualities include strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively engage with vulnerable individuals, particularly those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (NT).
NT Legal Aid offer attractive employment benefits such as 6 weeks annual leave and salary packaging options. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on meeting the legal needs of vulnerable people in the Northern Territory and supporting its staff.
A duty statement, including selection criteria can be found attached below or obtained from www.legalaid.nt.gov.au
Further information on the role, please contact Human Resources on 08 8999 3000 or [email protected] using the subject line: Community Support Officer - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.
NT Legal Aid values diversity. We encourage people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodate people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments.