Position: Family Violence Advocate
Organisation: Eastern Community Legal Centre
Location: Boronia, NSW
Closing date: 11:00pm Sunday 17/10/2021
How to apply: Please apply by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description by midnight on Sunday, 17 October 2021 to Marika Manioudakis at [email protected]
Contact person: For any questions, please contact Susan Amos, Program Co-ordinator - Mabels on (03) 9957 2448.
About the Role
As a part of the Mabels health justice partnership, the Family Violence Advocate – Mabels will work in collaboration with program personnel and community lawyers as part of a specialist team within the broader legal practice. The Family Violence Advocate – Mabels will engage in integrated practice with the Community Lawyer – Mabels, to provide advocacy, safety planning and support to women experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence.
We are seeking someone with a relevant tertiary qualification in Health/Social Sciences, and/or extensive experience in the family violence/community sector. You will have considerable experience with complex case management and the ability to deliver a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to supporting women to engage with legal processes. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions. You will be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.
This position is based at ECLC’s Boronia location and a number of outreach locations, however due to the current restrictions in place in Victoria, this role includes an initial working from home arrangement. Working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be expected to have exceptional communication and the ability to build positive relationships to support your role.