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Social Supports Manager

Redfern/ Parramatta/ Newcastle or Dubbo  |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term contract to June 2026 

The ALS is integrating social supports and wraparound services into its new legal programs, and we are looking for an experienced, social supports/allied health professional to build a best practice social supports framework and practice from the ground up.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about creating strengths-based services that are responsive to the needs of our communities. Be part of a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference. 

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.


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 the role is to establish and manage a best practice and culturally safe social supports framework and practice within the ALS. 

This will also involve advising and supporting managers and social supports staff who are providing social support services within their programs. 


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
  • Diploma of Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or related field
  • 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience supporting or training allied professional staff
  • 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
  • Proven capacity to identify and understand systemic issues experienced by many of our clients, and how these issues impact families and communities
  • Sound understanding of social work best practices and wraparound services required to support clients
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel to metropolitan and regional areas for work purposes
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in a start-up environment

How to apply


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

Applications for this position close at 5pm Wednesday 2 August 2023.


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