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Field Officer, Taree

Taree-Forster  |  Part-time  |  Permanent 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to deliver professional and culturally appropriate support, referral services and legal information to communities and clients.

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

Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit a local Taree-Forster community member with strong connections, good communication skills and ability to present educational material to groups.


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 Field Officer (Criminal Law Practice) is responsible to provide high quality support and referral services to ALS clients. The Field Officer works closely with ALS solicitors to provide holistic legal services. They develop and deliver community legal education.

The Field Officer provides information to solicitors regarding relevant criminal law issues arising in communities. They attend relevant community meetings and represent the ALS on relevant working parties, as requested.

Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices 
  • 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

Note: this role provides services in the Taree-Forster community; some regular travel to Kempsey office may be required for resources and team meetings.

How to apply

Applications for this position close extended to Friday 21 April 2023.


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