Safety and Wellbeing Coordinator – Domestic Violence Legal Service

  • Professional 1/ Professional 2 (P1/P2) – $75,057 – $103,377 + Superannuation
  • 2 Year Contract
  • Darwin

About the Domestic Violence Legal Service:

The Domestic Violence Legal Service (DVLS) is a specialised stand-alone service which operates under the auspices of the NT Legal Aid Commission (NT Legal Aid). DVLS is committed to delivering high quality legal advice and representation to victim-survivors of domestic, family, and sexual violence (DFSV) and includes a dedicated support worker providing non-legal services to advance the safety and wellbeing of women and children. The service also undertakes law reform and policy, prevention and early intervention activities, such as the development and delivery of community legal education.

About the role:

Under the supervision of the Managing Solicitor and working in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Legal Service team, the Safety and Wellbeing Coordinator (SWC) will provide therapeutic support to women and children responding to domestic and family violence.

About you:

The SWC will provide therapeutic support to women and children across their range of experiences in responding to domestic and family violence. The role will provide a combination of brief interventions and intensive case management support shaped by case plans that address safety and risk and psychoeducation to support women in their movement towards safety and the reduction of harm. The SWC will also develop and participate in networks to ensure improved service delivery.

Crucial in your success in this role is your strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds including First Nations Australians and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people.

Employee benefits:

NT Legal Aid offers attractive employment benefits such as 6 weeks annual leave and salary packaging options. NT Legal Aid provides ongoing professional development opportunities. NT Legal Aid can also provide relocation assistance. While the work can be challenging, NT Legal Aid have an Employee Assistance Policy and a Staff Wellbeing Strategy.

How to apply:

You can find the duty statement, including selection criteria, from here.

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Applications must be submitted by email to by 4pm Wednesday, 11 January 2023.

DVLS recognises the value that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of a diverse workforce. We encourage you to indicate within your application to which diversity group you belong to.

Further Information:

If after reading the duty statement you have additional questions, please contact Zara O’Sullivan (she/her) on (08) 8999 7977


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