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Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker -Hearing Support

Organisation : South West Sydney Legal Centre

Location : Sydney (Smithfield)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Social & Support Work

Sector : Families, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $65,243-$68,166

Application closing date : 28 Sep, 2020

About the role

We are seeking a part time Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker (Hearing Support Focus). This position works alongside the SWSWDVCAS team and reports ultimately to the Manager of the SWSWDVCAS. You will be part of a team committed to eliminating violence against women and their children.

Applicants should have a commitment to supporting and advocating on behalf of women and children affected by Domestic and Family Violence (DFV), and have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and negotiation. This position is open to female applicants only

Location and hours

  • The role will primarily be based in Smithfield but will require travel around South West Sydney to deliver services to clients attending SWS local courts for hearing matters. A current driver’s license and ability to use your own vehicle for work travel is essential. Travel reimbursements apply;

  • During the COVID19 pandemic, you may also be required to work from home; working from home arrangements would be discussed with the SWSWDVCAS Manager; and

  • The position is part time 28 hours per week, 4 days per week.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : South West Sydney Legal Centre

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not for profit, community legal centre. We deliver legal services to facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in South West Sydney including specialised legal services for victims- survivors of DFV. We also provide information, court advocacy, referral and casework to victims-survivors of DFV through government funded DFV services. Our DFV services cover LGAs in South West Sydney and Central Sydney. SWSLC employs approximately 60 staff.

SWSLC uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together lawyers, social workers, and community workers to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance and DFV support and advocacy services to clients. Services are provided through phone support and face-to-face services in our offices, at courts and through outreach services and community engagement.

How to apply

For more information about SWSLC and our services and to view the application package and how to apply, go to our website, click on ‘contact’ then ‘work with us’.

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you, we would love to receive your application. Your application must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position and your contact details;

  • A separate document with your responses to each of the selection criteria; and

  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications.

Applications that do not include the above will not be considered. Applications close 12am, Monday 28 September 2020.

Contact Person:

Send your application to Alison Shave at
To discuss your specific queries, please contact Farah Assafiri, SWSWDVCAS Manager by email leaving your contact number for a return phone call.
This position is open to female applicants only. SWSLC considers being a woman to be a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check.

Please quote in application: Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker -Hearing Support via Pro Bono Australia.




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