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Child and Family Advocacy and Support Officers - Dubbo and Moree

Dubbo and Moree  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term to June 2026

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

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the new ALS Child and Family Advocacy and Support (ACFAS) program in Dubbo and Moree. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

These roles would suit advocates and support officers who have experience working with children and families in the child protection, family support or community advocacy sectors. 


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 purpose of this role is to advocate for, and support families involved with the early stages of the child protection system, with the aim of keeping the families safe and away from the system.

See the Position Description in the Application Package attached to this advertisement for more details.


About the ALS Child and Family Advocacy and Support Program

This role is part of ACFAS, a new family-oriented justice program. The program will encompass legal and wraparound services that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families at risk of having their children removed and work together to prevent them from ending up in the Children’s Court.


Your skills and experience

  • Identify and be recognised in the community as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person – this is an identified position under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and employees
  • Demonstrated experience in child protection, community development, community sector advocacy, social work, family support service provision or related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and families in a culturally safe and trauma informed way
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain boundaries
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Computer literacy with the ability to learn new systems and technology
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in a start-up environment

Desirable (not essential)

  • Unrestricted NSW driver’s licence with the ability to travel intrastate and carry passengers
  • Previous experience working in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation
  • Previous experience working in a legal practice
  • Knowledge of and connections within local Aboriginal communities


How to apply

  • Download the application package for this position 

  • Please go to www.alsnswact.org.au/jobs to download the application package for this position. Please submit the completed application package to Rebekah Woodward, Recruitment Manager (New Programs) at [email protected]
  • If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Rebekah Woodward, Recruitment Manager (New Programs) at [email protected] or 02 6120 8815

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

Re-advertised Applications for this position close 5:00pm Friday 28 July 2023.

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