- Job posted on: 12th Apr 2021
- Applications close:
We are seeking a Safety Action Meeting (SAM) Coordinator to join our dynamic and friendly South West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWSWDVCAS) team for a 10-month maternity leave contract role. You will be part of delivering a best practice, specialist, trauma-informed model of service delivery to women affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) and ensuring an integrated response to women assessed as at serious threat of harm.
South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not for profit, community legal centre. We deliver legal services to facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in South West Sydney including specialised legal services for victim-survivors of DFV. We also provide information, court support, referral and casework to victim-survivors of DFV through government funded DFV services. Our DFV services cover LGAs in South West Sydney and Central Sydney.
SWSLC uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together lawyers, social workers, and community workers to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance and DFV support services to clients. Services are provided through phone support and face-to-face services in our offices, at courts and through outreach services and community engagement. SWSLC has offices in Liverpool, Bankstown, Smithfield and Sydney.
The SAM Coordinator manages the Fairfield SAMs and works closely with the SWSWDVCAS Manager to provide clients with an effective and streamlined service.
The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and organisational skills to effectively manage the running of the SAMs. Applicants must have a commitment to empowering women and children affected by DFV, an understanding or willingness to learn the principles of a trauma-informed approach to service delivery, have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis. Proficiency in a language other than English is desirable.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is open to female applicants only. SWSLC considers being a woman to be a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Records Check.
Visit our website swslc.org.au/contact/work-with-us/ for a copy of the position description, essential and desirable criteria and instructions on how to apply.