Moree | Part-time | Fixed-term to June 2026
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to advocate for and support families with an intellectual and/or physical disability who are involved in the early stages of the child protection system. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit disability advocates who have experience working with children and families in the child protection, family support or community advocacy space.
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 in 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
- 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 working proactively with clients with varied disabilities
- 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 verbal 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)
- Qualification in social work, community services, affiliated medical or related field
- 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
- 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.
Redvertised Applications for this position close 5:00pm Friday 7 July 2023.