Social Worker

  • Join a passionate and skilled team in delivering a trauma informed service driven by strong feminist values.
  • Advance gender equality and support women to be safe, strong and in control of their lives by providing social work support along side legal advice.
  • Salary range of $70-$85,000, plus generous Salary Packaging options, training budget and additional paid leave in a supportive and genuinely flexible workplace

About the position

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Social Worker to join our specialist Social Work Practice to deliver support, referrals and wrap around service to women experiencing gender-based violence or discrimination.

This position will carry a case load of clients and provide discreet and ongoing case management to clients to build resilience and achieve better legal outcomes that lead to women having more control in their lives.

The Women’s Legal Centre is committed to a multi-disciplinary practice and promotes the benefit of providing social work support alongside legal advice, achieves better outcomes.

About you

We are seeking a qualified social worker who is a member of or eligible for membership with AASW. We are looking for a creative and energetic practitioner who is committed to trauma-informed service delivery and delivering social work support in a way that further strengthens the Centre’s multi-disciplinary approach to legal services.

If you are someone with a sound understanding of the complex dynamics of violence against women, including engagement with Child and Youth Protection Services, who enjoys supporting clients to make informed choices to improve safety and reach better outcomes and has well developed resilience and reflection skills to work with women at risk, we want to hear from you.

Ideally, you will also understand and have existing networks of Canberra’s service delivery system to ensure our clients receive essential services.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disability, and women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Centre

The Women’s Legal Centre is an innovative community legal centre providing specialist legal services to women who are experiencing gender based violence or discrimination.  Our primary legal practice areas are family law, migration law, employment and discrimination law. Within these practice areas we also provide assistance related to domestic and family violence and early intervention Care and Protection matters, victims of crime, and sexual harassment.

The Centre provides legal services within a multi-disciplinary and trauma-informed practice model that incorporates social work, cultural supports and collaborative service models to provide wrap-around support to the most vulnerable and at-risk clients.

Our practicing principles place women’s empowerment and decision-making at the centre of our work.

The Centre includes a specialist program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, Mulleun Mura, and delivers services through a number of community and Health Justice Partnerships.

How to apply

Applications must include

Applications should be sent to by 5pm, 6 November 2022

Contact for more information

Kasumi Ejiri


Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

First Nations women, women with disability, and women from migrant and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.