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Paralegal Support Worker – After Hours Service

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Legal, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Indigenous, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Dec, 2020

About the role

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and nonlegal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, and holistic client service model. Clients are assisted by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

Djirra will be expanding its hours of operation into the evening on weekdays to support to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or who have experienced family violence. The role of the PLSW After Hours is to receive legal services referrals from the After Hours phone staff the following day and to provide non-legal support to clients being supported by the Lawyer-After Hours Service.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) that works towards a future where all Aboriginal women are strong, safe, independent, healthy and positive in their lives, culture and communities. All Djirra’s work is designed by and for Aboriginal women and is deeply respectful of and connected to community. Self-determination is the foundation of everything we do: it is Our Cultural Way.

How to apply

Position Description : After-Hours-PLSW-PD
To find out more about the position or about Djirra and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved page on our website: https://djirra.org.au/

Only applications received via the website will be considered. Applications must include a CV and covering letter and all applicants must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form.

If you would like to know more about the role or about the work we do, please call Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on 9244 3333 or via email hr@djirra.org.au

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we encourage your application as soon as possible.

As this is part of the Working for Victoria Project, applicants are required to register first with Working for Victoria via this link, and then apply directly via Sidekicker: www.getsidekicker.com/worker/opportunities/4354


Please quote in application: Paralegal Support Worker – After Hours Service via Pro Bono Australia.


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