A new opportunity is available to join our passionate team delivering holistic legal & related services in Sydney’s inner west, south & south west.
Position: Domestic & Family Violence Support Worker
Organisation: Marrickville Legal Centre
Location: Marrickville, New South Wales
Applications due: Now extended to Monday 11 July 2022 5pm
Marrickville Legal Centre offers free legal advice and assistance to the community of the inner-west, south-west, southern suburbs of Sydney, and beyond. There are 1.5 million people living in our key catchment: that’s 30 percent of Sydney’s total population.
A significant proportion of people who seek assistance at Marrickville Legal Centre (MLC) have been affected by family and domestic violence. The role of the Domestic Violence Support Worker is to provide short-term case management, including information and referral, to clients of MLC affected by family and domestic violence and occasionally clients affected by other significant non-legal issues such as mental health, substance abuse and homelessness.
The role of the Domestic Violence Support Worker also involves raising awareness of family and domestic violence (including options for assistance) in the community, through community legal education with community organisations and groups in the MLC catchment area.
The Position will be based primarily at the Marrickville Legal Centre’s office. This position may also involve regular travel to outreach locations across metropolitan Sydney and out-of-hours work to assist in delivering community legal education and weekend work to participate in community activities and events (occasionally).
- 1-3 years’ experience as a social worker or domestic violence support worker
- Sound understanding of domestic and family violence and the intersection between domestic and family violence and legal issues.
- Sound judgment and outstanding analytical and contractual skills.
- Strong commercial acumen and pragmatic approach to all work
- Proactive and independent attitude and result oriented approach.
- Flexible, adaptable, able to challenge the status quo, and the ability to work as a team to deliver the best possible outcome for the community.
About Marrickville Legal Centre’s mission and values
Marrickville Legal Centre’s vision is to promote social justice through the provision of free and accessible legal and related services to people who experience social and economic disadvantage. Each and every team member has a role to contribute to our strategic pillars:
For all people: We’re proud to stand alongside individuals who are disadvantaged by our justice system, helping them toward better & fairer outcomes.
For progress: We work with community partners to make sure the voices of disadvantaged people are heard I the processes that lead to policy reform.
For working together: We are proud to bring people together to promote justice and protect human rights.
For lasting change: We aim to resolve any immediate legal issues, and to link our clients to resources and services that will support them towards positive and lasting change in their lives, and in our community.