Case Worker, Dubbo (Western Aboriginal Tenancy Advice & Advocacy Service)

Dubbo  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term to 30 June 2023 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to actively support Aboriginal clients experiencing, or at risk of, a housing tenancy crisis. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role is identified for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This role would suit someone with excellent local community knowledge and a positive ability to negotiate and influence others to benefit community members.

 

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 primary responsibility of the Caseworker Tenancy Services is to work independently and as a member of cooperative team in order to provide practical, supportive and specialist intervention to individuals who are at risk of tenancy failure.

This role works closely with and formally reports to the Tenancy Services Manager.

Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people, with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities, and staff.
  • Sound understanding and appreciation of the role and functions of the Aboriginal Tenant Advice and Advocacy Services together with a sound understanding of the relevant legislation and policies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the public, social and private sector rental housing issues and challenges affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, applying sound judgment when dealing with diverse matters.
  • Knowledge of support and referral services available to Aboriginal clients, including those which are homeless or about to become homeless and those affected by family or domestic violence.
  • Current valid unrestricted NSW Driver’s licence.

How to apply

Applications for this position close on Friday 23 September 2022.

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