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Legal Aid NSW

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Senior Project Officer - WDVCAP - Clerk Grade 9/10 - Ongoing


Job Description:


Organisation / Entity:Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job category:Projects | Project Management
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job reference number:0000AN29
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Up to $149,165. Package includes salary ($120,859 min - $133,183 max), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact:Alice Stiles
Contact email:0412 848 607 or alice.stiles@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.
Closing date:21/07/2024 - 11:59 PM
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•                Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAP) Unit
•                Ongoing – Full-Time, 35 hours per week
•                Clerk Grade 9/10 (between $120,859 - $133,183 plus super & annual leave loading)
•                Location – Sydney (Haymarket)
About us
Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 28 offices.

Legal Aid NSW administers NSW Government funding for Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs) through the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAP) Unit. WDVCASs provide women experiencing domestic and family violence with information, referrals, safety planning, court advocacy and case management. 

The WDVCAP Unit also manages Commonwealth funding for the Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) Social Support Services. The FASS is an integrated model of legal and social support for people impacted by domestic and family violence and going through the family law process. FASS legal services are delivered by Legal Aid NSW. FASS social services are delivered by contracted non-government providers, overseen by the WDVCAP Unit.
About the role
You will provide high-level advice and support to the Manager, WDVCAP Unit, in relation to WDVCAS projects, FASS Social Support Services and domestic and family violence-related projects and initiatives.
About you
You will have demonstrated knowledge about effective service delivery for women experiencing domestic and family violence.
You will be an experienced individual with high-level project management and delivery skills. You will be a focussed, results driven person with high level of communication and collaborative skills to assist with working with a broad range of stakeholders.
We may use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for everyone who works and interacts with us. We strive to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.
We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities. 
We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need an adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.
Other benefits of working with us
·       You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
·       We are an accredited Flex Ready certified employer and are recognised as leaders in the area of flexible work. Most of our staff work flexibly — for example, from home some of the time or in a way that helps them balance family and work life.
The essential requirements for this role
You must:
·       be willing to do a Criminal Record Check
·       hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency (for ongoing vacancies) or a valid visa to work in Australia (for temporary vacancies)
·       valid Drivers Licence and ability to travel throughout the state

How to apply
You MUST submit your application online through iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. If you submit your application late or by email it will NOT be accepted.
Your application must include:
·       your resume (no more than 5 pages)
·       cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please respond to the two target questions below.
1.     How do your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for this role?
2.     What do you see as the main factors in ensuring effective services are delivered to women experiencing domestic and family violence?
Make sure your application is complete and you have answered all questions before you submit it.
Do you need help to apply?
It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you:
·       If you have questions about the role, you can contact the Hiring Manager – Alice Stiles on 0412 848 607 or email: alice.stiles@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
·       If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can contact the Aboriginal Services Branch to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have.
·       The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
·       The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate. 
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Sydney, NSW, Australia


Senior Project Officer - WDVCAP - Clerk Grade 9/10 - Ongoing


Government, Legal