Aboriginal Family Legal Services aims to provide free, culturally secure, legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.

We are seeking two Community Engagement Workers (CEW) in our Port Hedland office. A Full time and a Part Time (0.6 FTE).

The Community Engagement role forms a liaison between victims of Aboriginal family violence and the services provided by Aboriginal Family Legal Services (AFLS).

We are committed to creating a environment that is culturally safe for our clients. As such, we are actively seeking applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • To promote our service within our regional communities by referring clients to AFLS solicitors for legal representation.
  • Undertaking community legal education and facilitating general support services.
  • Provision of administrative duties relevant to upkeep of client data with an exceptional understanding of confidentiality.
  • Working independently and within a team to coordinate and present at remote community programs; including the ability to travel to these communities.
  • This position offers a great package and opportunity to grow within the company.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent relevant experience
  • Ability to travel remotely for outreach services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sound computer skills
  • Experience in dealing one-on-one with clients.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal family violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault
  • Ability to interact with Aboriginal people in remote and rural communities by way of working with clients and the wider community in relation to violence and sexual assault.
  • Ability to provide information & education to clients and the wider community.
  • Experience working in a team environment

 DESIRABLE:

  • Experience working with victims/survivors of family abuse

 ESSENTIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current ‘C’ class WA Driver’s License
  • Current Federal Police Clearance
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Covid 19 Vaccination (2x dose and booster)

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