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Administration Officer, Mental Health Advocacy and Referral Service - Redfern

Redfern  |  Full-time  |  Fixed term to June 2025

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an opportunity to provide administrative support for our new Mental Health Advocacy and Referral Service (MHARS).

Get ready to be part of a deadly team that seeks to divert people with cognitive and mental health impairments away from the criminal justice system and connect them with the proper social services that they need.  

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

About the ALS

Born out of a protest movement, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. Our vision is to achieve social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment. We’re passionate about what we do and we work hard. The ALS values the health and wellbeing of our employees and we are proud to offer flexible work practices. Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.

About the role

The MHARS team are seeking an administrator to provide administration support for the day-to-day running of their service and to ensure the accurate collecting and recording of the service's data. Other services and programs may need a bit of administration and data support too. 

This is a new role within a new service at the ALS and it gives a passionate administrator the chance to help set up systems and processes that will really help the service and its clients. 

Your skills and experience

  • Identify and be recognised in the community as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Ability to maintain respect and support for of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and employees
  • Strong computer skills, including using Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook
  • Demonstrated experience in data entry and administration
  • Demonstrated organisational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including respectful phone manner
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new systems and technology
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in a start-up environment

How to apply


Please apply promptly, as we may shortlist and interview within the vacancy period.

Applications close at 9:00am on Monday 31 July 2023















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