- Job posted on: 18th Feb 2021
- Applications close:
Be part of the ACT’s response to COVID-19 and use your social work experience to be part of the specialist team supporting women at risk of domestic and family violence through their legal matters.
Work with a leading organisation with a genuine understanding and commitment to the role of social workers in our service.
Deliver essential services to women at risk of and experiencing family violence at a critical time.
Competitive remuneration package, including generous PBI salary packaging, leave loading, flex time and paid Christmas close down.
18 month contract with possibility of extension.
The Centre’s Socio-Legal Team is an essential part of the Centre’s multidisciplinary approach to delivering legal assistance to women. Social Workers work with solicitors and Client Services staff to provide integrated, holistic and trauma-informed support to our clients.
The Social Worker works with clients to support their safety, strengthen their resilience, build their independence and support their engagement with their legal matter. This includes:
We are looking for a qualified social worker who is a member of, or eligible for membership with, AASW and has a sound understanding of the issues facing women experiencing domestic and family violence, including engagement with Child and Youth Protection Services. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with vulnerable clients to support them to make informed choices about their legal matters and safety and has well developed resilience and reflection skills to support this work. Ideally, you will also have existing networks within Canberra’s service delivery system to ensure our clients receive essential services and to build broad awareness of the Centre’s services and the value of specialist legal advice.
If you are a creative and energetic practitioner who is committed to trauma-informed service delivery and delivering social work support in a way that strengthens the Centre’s multi-disciplinary approach to legal services, we want to hear from you!
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disability, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information about the role, please contact Kasumi Ejiri on 6257 4377 or email@example.com using the subject line: Social Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.
A position description is attached.
Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act1991 (ACT).