Coordinator -Bushfire and Emergency Response -Nowra

Bushfire and Emergency RESPONSE Coordinator

Care & PROTECTION/ Family Law Practice

Full-time, Fixed Term role until 29 October 2021 -Nowra

About The ALS

The ALS aims to provide culturally appropriate information and referral, legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

The ALS is committed to achieving justice for Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal community. The ALS remains committed to being community focussed; being fearless in our advocacy; accountable and ethical and aiming to make a difference to create better futures; while also acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal traditional values and cultural practices.

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

About the role

This position is based in Nowra

The primary responsibility of the Client and Community Coordinator (Bushfire and Emergency Response) is to provide high quality referral and information services for ALS clients and, to work closely with ALS solicitors to provide holistic legal services to ALS clients.

The position also plays an active role in Community Legal Education using a variety of engagement techniques; including using technology to assist in effectively delivering services.

The Client and Community Coordinator (Bushfire and Emergency Response) also provides information to solicitors regarding relevant Bushfire and COVID issues arising in communities. They attend relevant community meetings and represent the ALS on relevant working parties, as requested.

This position will be split between 2 functions allocating; approximately 3 days per week to Bushfire Support programs, and 2 days per week to support the ALS in Emergency Response projects including taking an active role in the COVID Response Committee.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria

To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in the community in which he or she lives
    • 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.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal communities combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and staff
  • Commitment to the principles of social justice
  • Knowledge and understanding of social justice issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in the legal system
  • Knowledge of support and referral services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients involved in the legal system
  • Ability to produce high-quality, accurate and relevant reports regarding client engagement, and outcomes of client support and referrals
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven self-motivation, demonstrating the ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Excellent word processing and computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite
  • A willingness and ability to travel to regional, metropolitan and interstate locations for work purposes

How to apply

To download a copy of the Application Package for this position please click here

Please submit your application to Brittany Tilden, Regional Administration Coordinator brittany.tilden@alsnswact.org.au.

Only candidates with completed application packages will be considered.

Applications for this position close at 5 pm on 16 December 2020

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

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