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Youth Officer (Youth Bail Advocacy Program) - Redfern

Redfern, NSW |  Full-time  |  Fixed-term (12 months)

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.

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to to be part of reducing avoidable remand for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young peoples. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role would suit a youth or community officer who has experience in supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young peoples, and a passion for keeping them out of avoidable remand and with their community.


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 support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young peoples as part of the ALS’ bail advocacy program and broader children’s criminal law practice. The role will work with solicitors to reduce avoidable remand by providing professional and culturally appropriate support, referral services and basic legal information to children, young people and their families.


Your skills and experience

  • Identify and be recognised in the community as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young peoples, including clients who are LGBTIQ+ or who have a disability
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal peoples combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices when considering service delivery and other support for clients, their families, communities and employees
  • Experience developing and strengthening relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare and deliver community legal education
  • Current NSW driver’s licence with the ability to travel independently and with passengers


How to apply


Applications for this position close on Tuesday 7 February 2023

We will review and possibly interview applications as they come in.

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