South West Sydney Legal Centre Inc.

We are seeking Intake and Referral Officers to join our dynamic and friendly teams at our Smithfield office. You will be part of delivering the government’s new Domestic and Family Violence Reforms, working with a team committed to eliminating violence against women and children.

Intake and Referral Officers will work closely with the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator to provide clients with an effective and streamlined service.

Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth, Women
Employment basis: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Job Location: South West Sydney
About us

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not-for-profit organisation, delivering innovative, multi-disciplinary and diverse strategies aimed towards facilitating access to justice in our local communities.


SWSLC auspices several domestic violence programs, including the South West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWSWDVCAS). As part of the “It Stops Here: Safer Pathway” strategy, SWSLC will host the Fairfield Local Coordination Point, a service for all women and children affected by domestic violence in the Fairfield area.



Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities, and legal and social consequences of domestic violence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from multicultural backgrounds, people with disabilities and people of LGBTIQA
  • Demonstrated understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic violence including ADVO applications, criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and provide appropriate, trauma informed support
  • Demonstrated ability in building networks and partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills partcularily in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution
  • Excellent time management and organisational and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with interpreter services and other support services
  • Current driver’s license, Comprehensively Insured vehicle and capacity to use own vehicle for work purposes 

  • Willingness to complete the ‘Working with Children Check’and a criminal record check.  
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.
  • IT skills
Contact details
Contact Name: Farah Assafiri
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0450 051 085
How to apply
  1. Read the position description and selection criteria further down this document
  2. Your application should include a covering letter, a resume and an additional document addressing the Essential and Desirable criteria.

The covering letter needs to state:

    • The position you are applying for
    • Part time or full time preference
    • Your current contact details.
    • Contact  details  for  2  professional  referees  (at  least  one  current  or  previous  line manager).

Your  resume  should  detail:

  • your  employment  history  including  dates  and  a  brief statement of duties for previous roles
  • your education history


Your additional document should clearly explain:

  • how your skills and experience meet each listed essential and desirable criteria.
  • Applications that do not address ALL of the essential criteria will not be considered.


  1. Please   send   written   applications   to


Apply as soon as possible. Suitable applicants will be interviewed immediately.

Date posted: 29 November 2018

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