Support Worker - Prison Support Program

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Description

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra and an opportunity has now arisen in our Northcote office for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information to women who are incarcerated or have been recently released from the Dame Phyllis Front Correctional Centre. 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 needs.

Aboriginal women are significantly over represented in the Victorian prison population, and an overwhelming majority have experienced family violence and/or sexual assault. This role will provide holistic wrap around support at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC), including post-release. This role is vital in enhancing access to justice for Aboriginal women at DPFC by linking them with AFVLS Lawyers for legal advice and representation.

Requirements

Before applying for the role, please refer to the Position Description to obtain a clear outline of the full responsibilities of the role. While you are not required to have a legal background, you will gain an understanding of legal processes through your work with a Senior Lawyer.

This position is full time, permanent and based in inner city Melbourne. A current drivers licence is essential for this role and some out of hours and/or overnight travel will be required.


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HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about the position and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved page on our website www.djirra.org.au Only applications received via the website will be considered. Applications must include a CV and covering letter and must answer all 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 refer to the Position Description on our website or alternatively call Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on 9244 3333 or via email [email protected]


Applications for this position will close upon appointment of the successful candidate.

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