Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer – Welfare Rights Centre – Surry Hills NSW

Position: Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

Organisation: Welfare Rights Centre

Location: Surry Hills NSW

Close date: 9:00am Tuesday 16 February 2021

How to apply: Email application documents to adminsupport@welfarerights.org.au

Contact person: Natalie Ross, 02 9211 5389

The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer will help the Welfare Rights Centre provide a more accessible service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in NSW. The main duties of the role are:

  • Helping us connect with Aboriginal-controlled organisations
  • Assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a problem with Centrelink to seek support from our caseworkers and solicitors
  • Working with our Community Legal Education Officer to develop a training program in social security law to Aboriginal community workers
  • Identify how Centrelink’s laws and processes unfairly impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and help us with policy and law reform work
  • Helping the Executive Director secure ongoing funding for the role