Safety Action Meeting (SAM) Co-ordinator - LCP Fairfield

South West Sydney Legal Centre Inc.

Applications Closing: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:00

The SAM Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of FLCP responsibilities. Reporting directly to the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator, the team leader works in partnership with the IROs and other WDVCAS workers to provide clients with an effective, streamlined service.

In addition to the duties of IRO, key responsibilities of the Team Leader role include:


General Duties

  • Coordinating and monitoring SAMs in the FLCP area including secretariat support (developing agendas, recording agreed actions and Safety Action Plans)
  • Liaising with clients in relation to safety action plans developed at SAMs and/or support provided, or arranged, by the LCP/SWSWDVCAS.
  • Providing timely feedback to the CRP about clients referred to the LCP
  • Ensuring timely data entry, and providing timely feedback regarding CRP referral issues to the WDVCAP unit.
  • Working with the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator to ensure the effective operation of the LCP and SAMs including the collection, use and storage of client information, conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, referrals to and from the WDVCAS, client and worker safety and child protection notifications,
  • Complying with the SAM & LCP manuals and the Domestic Violence Information Sharing Protocol
  • Assisting the WDVCAS to comply with reporting requirements under the WDVCAP Service Agreement, WDVCAP Policy Manual and other operational documents in relation to LCP/ responsibilities
  • Building and maintaining constructive and positive working relationships with SAM members, in particular the SAM chair and the DVLOs
  • Attending court on AVO list days and other days as required, in particular; mentions, Hearings, prosecutor hearing clinics etc to provide information, assistance, referrals and court advocacy for South West Sydney WDVCAS clients, as directed by the Coordinator or the Assistant Coordinator in liaison with the SAM coordinator.
  • Participating in relevant community development activities.


Supervision, Planning, Monitoring and Public Relations

  • Supervise and oversee the day to day duties of the FLCP staff
  • Bring any issues related to poor performance or disciplinary matters to the attention of the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator. The WDVCAS Coordinator will retain responsibility for formal supervision, performance management and/or disciplinary action
  • Oversee and facilitate the delivery of high-quality FLCP services in line with FLCP funding guidelines, directives from the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator and SWSLC policies 
  • Assist the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator to monitor the performance of FLCP services against funding guidelines, FLCP objectives and SWSLC policies
  • Provide high level briefing and feedback to the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator regarding the performance of FLCP staff and the FLCP service
  • Provide high level participation in and contribution towards FLCP strategic planning
  • In collaboration with the SWSWDVCAS Coordinator, develop and implement policies and procedures that facilitate and give effect to the achievement of FLCP objectives and KPIs
  • Provide high-level participation in and advice on the promotion of and advocacy for FLCPs vision, strategies and services
  • Provide high level participation in and advice on the design, delivery and quality of FLCP services
Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns, Women
Employment basis: Full-time
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 Liverpool Local Coordination Point, a service for all women and children affected by domestic violence in the Liverpool local government area.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics, complexities and legal and social welfare consequences of domestic violence
  • Demonstrated understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic violence including Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) applications and criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and LGBTIQA
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with key stakeholders and relevant agency personnel
  • Ability to deliver services in accordance with the WDVCAS Service Agreement, WDVCAP Principles, Policies and Standards and operational documents
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution
  • High-level organisational, administrative and management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement service delivery strategies aimed at ensuring the relevance, accessibility and responsiveness of Local Coordination Point services to a diverse range of women and children; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and an ability to work effectively with interpreter services and other support services for victims with specific needs
  • 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
Other Information:

This position is open to female applicants only. SWSLC considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).  Women from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Proficiency in a language other than English is desirable. The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a Criminal Record Check.

Position Description: Download position description
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
  1. 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
    • 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.

3. Please   send   written   applications   to

Date posted: 24 February 2019

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