DFV Specialist Worker – South West Sydney Legal Centre – NSW

Position: DFV Specialist Worker, SWS WDVCAS

Organisation: South West Sydney Legal Centre

Location: South West Sydney

Closing date and time: 9:00am 22/10/2021

How to apply: Visit swslc.org.au for a copy of the position description, essential and desirable criteria and instructions on how to apply.

Contact person: Farah Assafiri, Manager SWS WDVCAS, [email protected] 

SWSLC is seeking a Domestic and Family Violence worker to join our South West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWSWDVCAS) team. You will be part of delivering a best practice, specialist, trauma-informed model of service delivery to women affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) and ensuring an integrated response to women assessed as at serious threat of harm.

The DFV Specialist Worker works closely with colleagues in the SWS WDVCAS team to provide an effective and streamlined service that assists women experiencing DFV with threat assessment and safety planning, case coordination, information and court advocacy. The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and organisational skills, and knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including AVO applications and criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues.

Applicants must have a commitment to empowering women and children affected by DFV, an understanding or willingness to learn the principles of a trauma-informed approach to service delivery, have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis. Proficiency in a language other than English is desirable. This position is open to female applicants only.