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Team Leader - Client Support Services

Broome or Kununurra - READVERTISED - will remain open until filled!

Kimberley Community Legal Services is one of Australia's leading remote civil law practices, dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all communities across the magnificent Kimberley Region. KCLS is a reflective, community- and client-oriented practice, working closely with predominantly Aboriginal client communities. We serve our clients from offices in Kununurra and Broome, with regular outreach to all major towns across the region, and periodic visits to many other communities on country.

KCLS has two client advocates, who currently deliver intensive housing and family violence support programs. As a result of a successful funding application, KCLS has been chosen to deliver a pilot elder abuse support specialist service as well. We need to grow our team!

The Team Leader - Client Support Services will head up a team of four social workers / client advocates initially. This is a wonderful opportunity to shape our new elder abuse support program from the ground up, to solidify close working partnerships with Aboriginal health care providers, and to work in the stunning natural environment of the Kimberley.

This position will be part of KCLS' leadership team, together with our two Principal Solicitors and Manager. KCLS operates a genuinely interdisciplinary practice, with lawyers and social workers / advocates working closely together on an equal footing.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience and ability to work with remote Aboriginal clients. KCLS is able to offer a competitive salary package commensurate with experience, including salary packaging and remote tax benefits and generous leave provisions. For further details, please see the attached position description.

This position can be based in either Broome or Kununurra. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warmly welcomed. This is a full-time permanent role, with secure funding for at least 3 years.

Salary package: KCLS will offer a competitive salary package, comparable to similar roles in the public sector and other NGOs, depending on experience. Attractive housing and salary sacrifice arrangements available. Generous leave provisions, including five weeks annual leave.

Click here for a full position description and selection criteria.

How to apply for this job

To apply, send a c.v. and cover letter to manager@kcls.org.au with the subject line “Team Leader application” as soon as possible. Applications need not address each of the selection criteria separately, provided your cover letter adequately covers your experience and qualifications for the role. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged.

Questions: Please contact Chuck Berger, KCLS Manager, on 0417 447599. 

2x Social Worker / Client Advocate

Broome or Kununurra - READVERTISED - will remain open until filled

Kimberley Community Legal Services is one of Australia's leading remote civil law practices, dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all communities across the magnificent Kimberley Region. KCLS is a reflective, community- and client-oriented practice, working closely with predominantly Aboriginal client communities. We serve our clients from offices in Kununurra and Broome, with regular outreach to all major towns across the region, and periodic visits to many other communities on country.

KCLS has two client advocates, who currently deliver intensive housing and family violence support programs. As a result of a successful funding application, KCLS has been chosen to deliver a pilot elder abuse support specialist service as well. We need to grow our team!

We are looking to add up to two social workers or client advocates to our team. You will work alongside our lawyers and other support workers to provide intensive support to clients in the community - including capacity building, safety planning, advice and assistance with government and other service providers - and sometimes just being there when somebody needs it most.

KCLS operates a genuinely interdisciplinary practice, with lawyers and social workers / advocates working closely together on an equal footing.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated experience and ability to work with remote Aboriginal clients. A social work qualification is beneficial, but KCLS is very open to applications from people without that qualification who have good practical, lived experience assisting remote Aboriginal clients.

These positions can be based in either Broome or Kununurra. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warmly welcomed. These are full-time permanent roles, with secure funding for at least 3 years.

Salary package: KCLS will offer a competitive salary package, comparable to similar roles in the public sector and other NGOs, depending on experience. Attractive housing and salary sacrifice arrangements available. Generous leave provisions, including five weeks annual leave.

Click here for a full position description and selection criteria.

How to apply for this job

To apply, send a c.v. and cover letter to manager@kcls.org.au with the subject line “Social Worker / Client Advocate application” as soon as possible. Applications need not address each of the selection criteria separately, provided your cover letter adequately covers your experience and qualifications for the role. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged.

Questions: Please contact Chuck Berger, KCLS Manager, on 0417 447599. 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

KCLS is a exciting place for undertaking volunteer work and has extensive experience in hosting students and graduates.

There isn’t a typical day at KCLS, because there’s always so much going on.

KCLS solicitors make weekly outreach trips to Wyndham to run a drop-in service and to visit clients in their homes. Days in the office involve: assisting clients through the drop-in service, formal appointments and home visits; transporting clients from home to the Department of Housing or Centrelink; attending court; working on files by drafting letters and documents; making ‘phone calls; researching and observing staff meetings and meetings with local service providers such as the Arts Law Centre or Knowmore.

Interns can be involved in everything that KCLS does, including writing submissions to government inquiries and lobbying the State government for policy changes.

KCLS works hard to ensure that interns gain as much experience and as many skills as possible. There's scope to pursue a personal area of interest and placements can be counted towards Practical Legal Training.

(Stephanie Treifus, Aurora Intern, adapted from KCLS Annual Report 2014-2015)


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