About the role
The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra and an opportunity has now arisen in our Warrnambool office for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information who have experienced family violence. You will work closely with a Senior Lawyer assisting clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.
The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.
AFVLS’s legal services include advice, representation and advocacy in the areas of:
- child protection
- family violence intervention orders
- family law; and
- victims of crime assistance.
AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, holistic and intensive 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.
Paralegal Support Workers provide wrap-around support within this model, including: emotional support; court support; direct financial support; support in interactions with police; support with access to legal aid; support accessing transport; and connecting clients with culturally safe counselling and support services to address the underlying social issues giving rise to the client’s experience of family violence and associated legal issues.
About the organisation
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
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the apply now button.
Please quote in application: Paralegal Support Worker (full time, ongoing) – Warrnambool via Pro Bono Australia.