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Service Design and Implementation, Civil Law

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.

 

 Full-Time | Fixed Term till June 2025 | Redfern/Flexible

 

  • Contribute to culturally safe legal services for Indigenous communities, promoting social justice and equity.
  • Join a workplace that celebrates diversity, empowering personal and professional growth.
  • Enjoy opportunities for advancement, professional development, and flexible work arrangements tailored to you.

Primary purpose of the role

As the Service Design and Implementation Specialist, your primary role is to embed culturally safe practices into all facets of the ALS's Civil Law Practice. This includes advising on service development, leading stakeholder engagement, and contributing to the expansion and enhancement of legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Why join the ALS team?

At the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) you can make an impact. You will join a strong movement fighting for social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

Our focus is our people: the people we support and the people we employ. We offer a career you can be proud of and a place where you feel safe to be yourself. We invest in our people and appreciate the rich diversity of lived experiences, languages, and culture. 
 
Born out of a protest movement over 50 years ago, the ALS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering high-quality, culturally safe legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW and the ACT. It’s an exciting time to be joining us. We recently received additional funding to deliver a range of new programs aimed at addressing systemic issues and driving structural reforms. This is creating significant opportunities for the ALS, our staff and communities. 
 
As well as the satisfaction of working in a job that really matters, we offer our staff benefits including:

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging to reduce your tax liability and maximise take-home pay
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • Access to personal counselling for you and your family
  • Additional paid leave of up to 6 days per year, paid parental and study leave
  • Flexible work options – talk to us about how we can make this role work for you

About the role

The Civil Law Practice is an emerging practice within the ALS. Its services will address employment (with a focus on sexual harassment and discrimination); civil law issues that intersect with care, family and criminal matters; and incorporate existing civil law services within the organisation, such as the Fines clinic and Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenancy Service.  

 

Key Responsibilities are as follow but are not limited to:

  • Implement culturally safe practices into service delivery
  • Collaborate with team members to design culturally sensitive procedures
  • Manage service delivery, development, and planning in coordination with the Principal Solicitor, Civil Law
  • Foster strong community relationships and lead community engagement for the Civil Law Practice
  • Identify and cultivate positive partnerships for service referrals
  • Represent ALS at community events and engagements
  • Provide leadership, supervision and support to team members

 About you

We’re looking for someone who brings:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Proven track record in implementing culturally safe practices and respecting cultural protocols in service delivery.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including experience in designing and managing service delivery.
  • Exceptional community engagement abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in project management, meeting deadlines, and handling diverse workloads.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff.
  • Flexibility to adapt to change, work autonomously, and travel to outreach locations as needed, including holding a current NSW driver's license.

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation 
  • Previous experience working in a legal practice
  • Experience working in a start-up environment

Pre-employment requirements

ALS is committed to implementing safe recruitment practices. Your application may be subject to pre-employment checks such as reference checks, Working with Children (NSW) or Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) check, right to work in Australia, COVID-19 vaccinations and National Police History check.

 

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