Social Worker - Clerk Grade 6/7 - Domestic Violence Unit - Family Law Division

Job Reference No:


Reference No: 00006XY8

Legal Aid NSW

Applications Closing: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 23:59

As a social worker you will:

• Provide case management to victims of domestic and family violence with complex social and legal needs including referral assistance, risk assessment, safety planning, support in attending Court as well as other services. 

• Provide clinical expertise to address the socio-legal needs of victims of domestic and family violence. 

• Partner with other legal officers and domestic violence workers to provide coordinated social and legal case management. 

• Liaise with external local providers of domestic & family violence services, as well as other services. 

• Undertake complex and comprehensive assessments regarding the socio-legal needs of clients and prepare detailed reports for solicitors and Courts, making recommendations where appropriate.


Legal Aid NSW is looking for passionate, hard working and dedicated social workers to join our specialist Domestic Violence Unit on the Central Coast. You will:

• Have experience in providing advice and assistance in family/domestic violence issues

• Have strong interpersonal skills

• Be keen to be part of an exciting multi-disciplinary team with specialist lawyers to assist victims of domestic and family violence who have complex social and legal needs


• 1x Ongoing Opportunity at Gosford (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Katie Kelso on (02) 9219 6363 or 
• Applying for a Role 
• Working at Legal Aid NSW
• Package up to $108K 

Category: Social Work
Field: Legal
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Central Coast NSW
About us

Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and over 20 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident  

Other Information:


Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.

Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible. 

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication:

Contact details
Contact Name: Katie Kelso
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9219 6363
How to apply

Applications MUST be submitted online through to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)

• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:


1. What experience and/or capabilities do you have in providing social work services to victims of domestic and family violence?


2. What barriers do victims of domestic and family violence experience in disclosing violence and accessing legal services; and in what ways can social work services delivered through a multidisciplinary team assist in reducing these barriers for clients?

The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.

This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months.

Date posted: 09 May 2019

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