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CURRENT VACANCIES AND WORK PLACEMENTS

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CURRENT VACANCIES

The SAACCON Project and Stakeholder Engagement Officer supports the South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network (SAACCON), a network of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations in South Australia which provides advice, recommendations, and guidance to the Coalition of Peaks and the South Australian, Commonwealth and Local Governments on the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

This position supports the project implementation and builds relationships with various stakeholders including members of SAACCON. Attendance of all National Coalition of Peaks meetings and representation of agreed Coalition of Peaks and SAACCON views in forums and meetings with Government and other stakeholders including media are expected.

Support SAACCON in the implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap; Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap; and the South Australian Jurisdictional Implementation Plan

  • Support the work of the Lead and Co-Convener of SAACCON on all operational matters and ALRM on the fulfilment of its obligations under the funding agreement.
  • Attend all National Coalition of Peaks meetings and represent agreed Coalition of Peaks and SAACCON views in forums and meetings with Government and other stakeholders
  • Engage and work collaboratively with the State and Federal Government, including other agencies as required.
  • Work closely with the National Coalition of Peaks Policy and Communications team.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding of human rights and justice issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Other duties as required and/or requested by the Project Lead.

HOW TO APPLY

There will be multiple policy and project officer positions becoming available shortly. If you would like to enquire about the Project and Stakeholder Engagement Officer position and/or submit a CV and EOI please contact christineb@alrm.org.au.

Applications for the Project and Stakeholder Engagement Officer close 25 August 2022.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/58077274

The purpose of the Senior Legal Officer and Junior Counsel-Major Indictable is to collate files and coordinate the representation and defense of all indictable matters at the Magistrates, District and Supreme Court level and under the regional senior solicitor manager, to provide leadership and operational direction to the criminal legal practice in the Port Augusta office and to ensure the delivery of consistently high quality and culturally appropriate service delivery to ALRM’s clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide high quality legal advice and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people charged with criminal offences.
  • To be a role model for politeness and professional courtesy in all professional communications when dealing with colleagues, clients, opponents, the judiciary and the general public.
  • To work as part of a team including other legal staff, field officers, support staff and other ALRM programs to provide legal advice and representation to clients of ALRM of a consistent high quality.
  • Assign, undertake and conduct Supreme, District and Magistrates Court matters including magistrates Court trials, all pleas, bail reviews and some appeals. To instruct Counsel in jury trials and major appeals and by arrangement to appear as counsel in some cases.
  • To work to ensure the provision of a culturally competent and responsive service to clients.
  • To understand and apply ALRM and Attorney General’s Department Policies as they relate to the provision of legal aid service to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • As part of a team provide outreach services in accordance with ALRM objectives
  • Undertake travel to conduct trial work in rural and remote locations as required
  • Liaise with other legal service providers, Federal and State Authorities and other agencies as required.
  • Perform such other duties commensurate with the functions of ALRM and this classification, as may be required.
  • Encourage and sustain a cooperative, “can do” work environment.
  • Contribute positively to organizational management and support operations towards the achievement of organizational goals.
  • To work under the direction of and subject to delegations from the principal legal officer, criminal practice manager and regional senior criminal solicitor manager.
  • Manage and balance priorities in an environment of high workloads and varied casework.

Please direct applications addressing the ‘Essential Criteria’ by the close of business Thursday 18th August 2022 to: 

Amanda Lambden
Criminal Practice Manager
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
321-325 King William St
Adelaide SA 5000
Email: amandal@alrm.org.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/57983683

The purpose of the Regional Senior Criminal Solicitor, Manager is to provide leadership and operational direction in the Pt Augusta Office and to ensure the delivery of consistently high quality and culturally appropriate service delivery to the Movement’s clients at the Port Augusta Regional Office and courts at Whyalla, Port Pirie, Peterborough, Leigh Creek, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy and on APY Lands circuits.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for day-to-day management and allocation of resources within Pt Augusta Office.
  • Conduct and Supervision of the Criminal Legal Practice at Pt Augusta Office.
  • To be a role model for politeness and professional courtesy in all professional communications when dealing with colleagues, clients, opponents, the judiciary, and the general public.
  • To work as part of a team including other legal staff, field officers and support staff to provide legal advice and representation to clients of ALRM of a consistent high quality.
  • Conduct of Higher and Magistrates Court matters including trials, pleas, appeals, bail reviews and other interlocutory matters and instruct or appear in jury trials.
  • Support and where required supervision of the work of lawyers in the Pt Augusta Office.
  • Provide legal advice, representation, information and education in relation to criminal law matters.
  • Professional development of all staff within the Criminal Legal Practice in Pt Augusta Office, including development and monitoring of ALRM practice standards for the conduct of an efficient criminal legal practice to Aboriginal clients in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Coordinate with the criminal practice manager for CPD courses for Port Augusta lawyers.
  • Ensure compliance by all Port Augusta ALRM criminal practitioners of their professional obligations and reporting obligations regarding their work within the ALRM legal practice.
  • To work to ensure the provision of a culturally competent and responsive service to clients.
  • To understand and apply ALRM and Attorney General’s Department Policies and guidelines as they relate to the provision of legal aid services to clients.
  • As part of a team provide outreach services in accordance with ALRM objectives. 
  • To foster and support effective and complementary working relationships with the judiciary, police, court staff, legal service providers, Federal and State Authorities and relevant community networks, in order to advance the provision of services to clients.
  • Perform such other duties commensurate with the functions of ALRM and this classification, as may be required.
  • To work under the direction of and subject to delegations from the principal legal officer and criminal practice manager.
  • Maintain liaison with the civil and criminal practice managers in Adelaide regarding new clients in the Port Augusta office to ensure the avoidance of conflict of interest regarding existing or past clients of ALRM law practice. Encourage and sustain a cooperative, “can do” work environment.
  • Contribute positively to organisational management and support operations towards the achievement of organisational goals.
  • Support and work with people with diverse backgrounds, value systems, cultural differences and special needs.

Please direct applications addressing the ‘Essential Criteria’ by the close of business Thursday 18th August 2022 to: 

Amanda Lambden
Criminal Practice Manager
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
321-325 King William St
Adelaide SA 5000
Email: amandal@alrm.org.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/57984299

We are looking for a social worker with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.  The role is to ensure provision of high quality, professional and culturally competent non-legal support addressing the social & mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To work as part of a team including legal practitioners, field officers and support staff to provide a high quality support service.
  • Identify, collect information and observe clients and their situations in a manner which is respectful and culturally appropriate to assess and determine strategies that provide a suitable and just outcome.
  • Provide support and assistance to clients to manage their emotions through de-escalation strategy.
  • Build a relationship with patients and families so as to build trust. 
  • Support clients to connect with community based services which can address their needs and which can support them to make sustainable changes that provide a safe environment for them.
  • Interact and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, particularly with Aboriginal communities.
  • Provide casework social work assistance to criminal clients who have a mental impairment defence or are unfit to plead.
  • Liaise with other Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals.

Please direct applications of a one-page covering letter and with a Curriculum Vitae by the close of business Monday 1 August 2022 to: 

Dimitra Droulias
Civil Practice Director
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
321-325 King William St
Adelaide SA 5000
Email: dimitrad@alrm.org.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/57742394

We are looking for a social worker with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. The role is to ensure provision of high quality, professional and culturally competent non-legal support addressing the social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work as part of a team including legal practitioners, field officers and support staff to provide a high quality support service.
  • Identify, collect information and observe clients and their situations in a manner which is respectful and culturally appropriate to assess and determine strategies that provide a suitable and just outcome.
  • Provide support and assistance to clients when going to Federal Circuit and Family Court and Youth Court.
  • Support clients to connect with community based services which can address their needs and which can support them to make sustainable changes that provide a safe environment for them and their children.
  • Ability to write reports relating to families concerning child protection issues.
  • Interact and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, particularly with Aboriginal communities and the Department for Child Protection. 
  • Liaise with other Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals.

Please direct applications of a one-page covering letter and with a Curriculum Vitae by the close of business Monday 1 August 2022 to: 

Dimitra Droulias
Civil Practice Director
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
321-325 King William St
Adelaide SA 5000
Email: dimitrad@alrm.org.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/57739833

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 

As a community oriented and growing organisation, we are always looking for capable and skilled people to join our team. If you are interested in joining us, and we don’t have a current vacancy that suits you, you may wish to express your interest in one of the roles listed below:

Field Officers

  • Location – Adelaide, Ceduna, and Pt. Augusta
  • Identified position
  • Valid Driver’s Licence

Custody Notification Service Contact Officer

  • Based in Adelaide
  • Identified position
  • Cert IV in Legal Services desirable
  • Interested to work on roster

Prison Care Program Case Worker

  • Based in Adelaide
  • Identified position
  • experience in case management- desirable

Submit your “Expression of Interest ” to find out more and express your interest. We may then contact you if a suitable vacancy arises. 

When submitting Expression please email the following documentation to recruitment@alrm.org.au

  • Covering Letter outlining your availability and areas you can cover
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Qualification Copies
  • Police Clearance
  • Drivers Licence
  • COVID Vaccination details

VOLUNTEER AND WORK PLACEMENTS

For Volunteer or Work placement,  please submit your application to recruitment@alrm.org.au