Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker

  • North Sydney Womens Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
  • Feb 16, 2021
Part-time Criminal & Civil Law

Job Description

The WDVCAS program provides support, advocacy, referrals and information for women experiencing domestic violence.

 This is a Permanent Part-time role (28hrs per week).

 Duties

A Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker will:

  • Accept electronic and non-electronic referrals direct from government agencies and non-government services;
  • Contact clients referred to the WDVCAS in a timely and sensitive manner, conducting a threat assessment to ascertain their current risk status and undertaking safety planning to address a client's immediate safety needs;
  • Attend court on AVO list days and other days as required to provide information, assistance and court advocacy for WDVCAS clients;
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key WDVCAS partners including the NSW Police Force, Local Courts, legal representatives and referral agencies, in order to facilitate client access to those agencies and services;

 Skills & experience

  • Understanding of domestic and family violence, its complexities and consequences;
  • 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;
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Current NSW Driver's licence

Female candidates only to apply as per our program requirements. Under Section 126A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume at https://www.catholiccaredbb.org.au/about-us-2/careers/

 

 

Organisation Name

Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Landline phone

0284258707

Contact Name

Trudy Wilson

Email address

nswdvcas@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Street Address

40 Merrenburn Ave, Naremburn

Job Level

Any Level

State / Province / Region

New South Wales

Country

Australia