We are seeking an experienced Manager to lead our Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) team and the associated Sydney Family Advocacy Support Service (FASS). The Manager exercises a high degree of autonomy in managing the daily activities of the Services and is part of the leadership team of South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC), reporting to the CEO.
The Manager is responsible for all management activities of the Sydney WDVCAS including managing the budget, preparing reporting and ensuring compliance with the funding agreement and related policy and procedure manuals. She is also part of the leadership team of SWSLC, reporting to the CEO and is required to work closely with other members of the leadership team and the CEO to provide guidance and input on key operational matters affecting the whole organisation.
Applicants must have expert knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities and legal and social welfare consequences of DFV, and have knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to DFV including ADVO applications, criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation.
The successful applicant will have excellent organisational, administrative, financial and management skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
|Applications Close||February 8, 2021|
|Job Board||NCOSS Community Jobs|
|Job Category||Care & Support Work|
|Job Field||Management and Operations|
|Employment Basis||Full Time|
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities and legal and social welfare consequences of domestic and family violence;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including ADVO applications, criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues;
- Ability to deliver services in accordance with the WDVCAP model of service delivery outlined in the Service Agreement, its Policy and Procedure Manual, the SAM Manual and operational documents;
- Excellent organisational, administrative, financial and management skills;
- Ability to recruit, train, supervise and support WDVCAS staff and seconded workers;
- Ability to develop and implement service delivery strategies aimed at ensuring the relevance, accessibility and responsiveness of WDVCAS services to a diverse range of women and children;
- Ability to analyse quantitative data and qualitative data to improve service delivery;
- Experience in building and maintaining constructive working relationships with key stakeholders and excellent networking skills;
- Excellent communication skills, particularly in management, negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution;
- Ability to effectively represent the work of the Sydney WDVCAS in public forums and in the media, and confidence in public speaking;
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in domestic and family violence service provision;
- Demonstrated management experience; and
- Current clearance in relation to Working with Children and relevant NSW Police Force check
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.
How to Apply
- Visit our website https://swslc.org.au/contact/work-with-us/ for a copy of the position description, essential criteria and instructions on how to apply.
- Send your covering letter, resume and a document detailing how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please address the essential criteria in full. Applications that do not address the essential criteria will not be considered.
South West Sydney Legal Centre
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.