Elder Abuse Prevention Co-ordinator

Seeking a skilled professional to develop and promote collaborative responses to elder abuse and engage in community awareness raising across the eastern metropolitan region.

  • Part-time (3 days per week/22.5 hours)
  • Opportunity to enhance elder abuse prevention work in the eastern region
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year.

The Organisation

Eastern Community Legal Centre responds to the legal and related needs of the communities across Melbourne’s east, with a focus on those most vulnerable. Professional and innovative services are delivered from three offices and numerous outreach locations.

The Role

The Elder Abuse Prevention Co-ordinator will work independently and in collaboration with external advocates to deliver effective responses in cases of elder abuse and to raise awareness within the community more broadly. The Elder Abuse Prevention Co-ordinator will have a broad understanding of elder abuse within the context of family violence, a strong partnership and advocacy background, and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable older people.

Skills Required

You will hold tertiary qualifications in the social, health or behavioural sciences and be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions.  Additionally, you will have:

  • Experience working within a primary prevention framework
  • Capacity to undertake advocacy and community education
  • Experience consulting and collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Understanding of the multiple dimensions of elder abuse
  • Effective communication and service planning and delivery skills.

This position is part-time based at ECLC’s Boronia location (providing specialist services across Melbourne’s East).

Attractive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on qualifications, skills and experience.

Position Description: Elder Abuse Prevention Co-ordinator (Word) and (PDF)

If you want to contribute to the growth and success of an organisation working towards a community that respects and upholds the values of human rights, fairness and justice, please apply by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria by 5.00pm on Monday, 27 November 2017 to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au.

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria contained in the position description. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered

Senior Community Lawyer (Outer East)

  • Full-time, 12 months fixed-term
  • Attractive employee benefits including above Award wages, salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year
  • Leadership and development opportunities

The Role

As a key member of the legal team, the Senior Community Lawyer will utilise their considerable experience in a diverse areas of law to engage with the community through a combination of direct legal services, community legal education and development projects.

The Senior Community Lawyer will also work closely with the Managing Lawyer to provide leadership, mentoring and support to the legal services team in the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged members of the community in the Outer East.

Skills Required

You will have experience practicing in a broad ranges of legal areas, particularly family law/family violence and providing generalist legal advice to clients. You will have a strong interest in social justice and the work of the community legal sector.

If you want to work with a progressive and growing community legal centre providing vital legal services to Melbourne East’s most vulnerable people, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to cv@ngorecruitment.com quoting reference #33823 or call Emma Adams for more information on 03 8319 4090.

Further Information: (Word) and (PDF)


Feedback – Unfortunately, ECLC does not have capacity to provide feedback to all applicants. Those who are interviewed will be provided feedback on request.

The terms and conditions governing employment at ECLC are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016 and applicable legislation.



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