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We are seeking Case Management workers to join our South West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWS WDVCAS) team. 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.

The WDVCAS Case Management Worker provides case management support to WDVCAS clients who have been assessed as having complex and serious needs which are impacting on their ability to keep safe and that therefore would benefit from intensive support.

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.

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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Details

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Job CategoryCare & Support Work
Job FieldWomen
Employment BasisFull Time, Part Time
Salary Range$80,000 — $90,000
LocationSouth West Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in social work and/or community services;
  • Demonstrated experience in case management and understanding of working with people who are impacted by trauma and related issues;
  • Demonstrated understanding of domestic and family violence, its complexities and consequences;
  • Demonstrated understanding of intersectionality between social issues and domestic and family violence, in particular the barriers that women may face when leaving violence including women with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from multicultural backgrounds and members of the LGBTQI community;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders;
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution;
  • Knowledge of and an ability to work effectively with interpreter services; and
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills including ability to undertake all your own word-processing as well as clerical and administrative duties for your role.

Desirable Criteria

  • Fluency in a community language other than English; and
  • Sound knowledge of South West Sydney and its community services network

How to Apply

  1. Visit our website https://swslc.org.au/contact/work-with-us/ for a copy of the position description, essential and desirable criteria and instructions on how to apply.
  2.  Send your covering letter, resume and a document detailing how your skills and experience meet the essential and desirable criteria to alison@swslc.org.au
  3. 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.

Our legal services include information, advice and legal representation for people in South West Sydney whose access to justice is denied or constrained, and include specialised legal services for victim-survivors of DFV.

Our DFV services include court support and advocacy, safety planning, case management and financial counselling.

Both the legal and DFV teams offer tailored training and workshops to community members and community organisations.

We give our clients the guidance, legal advice, support services and strength they need to claim their rights, know their options and choose their next steps.

Website http://swslc.org.au
ContactFarah Assafiri
Email address farah@swslc.org.au