Social Support Worker, Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS) – South West Sydney Legal Centre – Sydney NSW

Position: Social Support Worker, Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS)
Organisation: South West Sydney Legal Centre
Location: Sydney NSW
Closing date: 9:00am Sunday 16/10/22
How to apply: Suitable applicants will be interviewed progressively. We know your time is valuable so please check with [email protected] before applying, to ensure the position has not been filled.
Contact person: Enquiries about the role should be emailed to Janice Waring, Manager Sydney WDVCAS [email protected]

  • Community Legal Centre incorporating domestic and family violence services
  • Salary range: SCHCADS L5 $88,758 to $92,776
  • Flexible work conditions, salary packaging to increase take home pay, 5 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata) plus leave loading, additional leave at Christmas

South West Sydney Legal Centre are seeking a Social Support worker to join their Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS), which forms part of the Sydney WDVCAS team. The FASS comprises a partnership between Legal Aid NSW duty lawyers and Family Violence Social Support Workers. It is anticipated that most clients of the service will be women who have experienced family violence. The service will also assist women who may have allegations of family violence made against them in their family violence matter. The Social Support Worker will provide trauma-informed and high quality social support to women affected by family violence and conduct risk assessment and safety planning for victims of family violence. The Social Support Worker will also work closely with the Court in implementing the Court’s safety plan for the client in relation to each Court event, as needed. The Social Support Worker will not provide legal advice or assistance. The Social Support Worker will be provided with practice support and mentoring by the FASS Project Officer from the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAP) Unit at Legal Aid NSW. The role reports to the Sydney WDVCAS Manager.