Advocate Clerk Grade 6/7

Mental Health Advocacy Service

Civil Law Division - Burwood


Closing Date:
Monday, 31 October 2016


Applications MUST be submitted online through


to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

  • Ongoing opportunity at Burwood
  • Package up to $102K

Role Description

  • Jobs Board Ref No. 00004SU6

Helen Seares (02) 8746 2643/

[email protected]

This recruitment will be used to fill the above vacancy and may also be used to create a talent pool which may be used to fill ongoing and temporary vacancies of the same role description and classification within the division as they arise over the next 12 months.


We are looking for a person with suitable qualifications and experience in non-legal disability advocacy. This could include social work, welfare or other qualifications and experience in advocating for patients in a health care or non-government advocacy setting. Experience in organising and conducting community education would also be valuable.


Provide high quality non legal advocacy services, including information, advice, minor assistance and systemic advocacy services for clients of the Mental Health Advocacy Service.


Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the key accountabilities and focus capabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:
  • Current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following targeted questions:
1. The unmet non-legal advocacy needs of people with mental illness in NSW far exceed the capacity of a single advocate to meet. Given this, how do you see you would go about this role, and what would be some priorities?

2. Who do you think would be appropriate audiences for community legal education about mental health law? How would you reach them and what sort of content should be delivered?

The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.


Please refer to

Applying for a role in Legal Aid NSW

for more guidance.

Information about Legal Aid NSW can be found at



Legal Aid NSW welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.


Sydney Region-Sydney - Inner West

Work Type


Number of Positions


Total Remuneration Package:
Up to $102,992. Package includes salary ($85,098 - $92,921), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


Robert Wheeler


(02) 9219 5815

Closing Date

31-Oct-2016, 11:59:00 PM

Job Category

Administration and clerical



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