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Social Worker - Gold Coast

Gold Coast Community Legal Centre & Advice Bureau Inc

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker exists at our centre. The Social Worker will work closely with our lawyers to to undertake joint case work to identify and address interrelated legal and social issues affecting the resolution of clients’ legal matters.

Our centre acknowledges that many clients of our service are experiencing multiple factors when presenting to the service. The GCCLC social worker’s role is to enhance our client’s well-being. The social worker works in partnership with solicitors to enhance service delivery and outcomes for clients.

The Social Worker promotes social justice through advocacy, referral and crisis intervention. The social worker has a role in promotion the service to the community and raising awareness of the challenges clients of GCCLC may be experiencing.

A core objective of the role is to contribute to maximise the successful resolution of clients’ legal matters through the integration of legal and social work services to highly vulnerable people who have multiple, significant and complex barriers to successfully resolving their legal matters.

THIS INCLUDES THE PROVISION AND UNDERTAKING OF:

  • Direct client services, including casework services and support including crisis intervention, court support, client advocacy, information and referrals
    supervision and leadership of social work student hub
  • Community education, awareness raising, networking and promotional work
    social policy work
  • Service development and other work functions/activities as required from time to time

A position description is attached.

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