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Organisation : Council on the Ageing (Vic) Inc

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Families, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 16 Jun, 2021

About the role

We are seeking an experienced advocate to provide advice, short term casework, referral and advocacy on an as needed basis to Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) clients.  This position is part of a small advocacy team, which works alongside a legal team to deliver an integrated service to older people experiencing abuse.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Council on the Ageing (Vic) Inc

Council on the Ageing (COTA Victoria) is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged over 50 in Victoria. For nearly 70 years in Victoria, we have led government, corporate and community thinking about the positive aspects of ageing.

COTA Victoria’s strategic and operational focus is on promoting older age as a time of opportunities for personal growth, contribution and self-expression. We believe there are obvious National, State, community, family and individual benefits from this approach.

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) provides leadership across Victoria by preventing and responding to older people experiencing abuse. Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person, carried out by someone they and trust such as family or friends.  Elder abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological or social abuse, or neglect.  SRV’s services to older people experiencing abuse include a Helpline, specialist legal services, short term support and advocacy, and community education.  In addition, SRV has broader policy, systemic advocacy, law reform and capacity building roles both in Victoria and nationally in order to raise awareness of elder abuse and promote prevention.

How to apply

Position Description : 2021.5.17 PD SRV Advocate Final

How to Apply Application MUST include:

  • short (1 page max.) covering letter
  • statement briefly addressing each selection criteria as set out within the Position Description (max 3 pages)
  • current resume

Email application to: For further information about the position please contact Karen Iatrou on 0417 505 900. Applications close:  Position is for immediate appointment.  Applications close Wednesday 16th June, 2021


Please quote in application: Advocate via Pro Bono Australia.



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