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ECLC is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East. The Centre is an inclusive, supportive organisation that prioritises human rights, fairness and justice. Please see below for the list of current career vacancies.  

Elder Abuse Advocate 

Are you a highly skilled, trauma-informed, collaborative social worker or community services professional? Are you passionate about working with clients experiencing elder abuse or other forms of family violence?  

Join a leading multi-disciplinary elder abuse program at an exceptional and values-driven not-for profit organisation, Eastern Community Legal Centre. 

  • Ongoing position 
  • Part-time (0.6EFT) 
  • Attractive employee benefits include a friendly and supportive work culture, salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year 

About the role 

As a member of the Eastern Community Legal Centre’s Elder Abuse Response Programs, the Elder Abuse Advocate will: 

  • Work as an integral part of two multidisciplinary programs alongside Community Lawyers, Financial Counsellors, Elder Abuse Advocates, and other community service professionals. 
  • Provide intensive, wraparound support for older clients experiencing elder abuse, including psychosocial support, risk management and safety planning, emotional support, and referrals. 
  • Participate in community engagement activities.  

About you 

You are an experienced social worker or community services professional with a passion for supporting clients experiencing elder abuse or family violence. You provide trauma-informed and culturally safe support to clients experiencing complex circumstances. You are keen to work collaboratively as part of a close-knit multidisciplinary team.  Specifically, you will have: 

  • A tertiary qualification in social work, health/social sciences, and/or extensive experience in the community or welfare sectors. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing specialist family violence or elder abuse services or other extensive and relevant direct client service delivery. 
  • An understanding of the social and legal context of elder abuse and a commitment to social justice.  

For more information:  Application Pack- Elder Abuse Advocate

If you want to contribute to the 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 contained in the position description

by midnight on Sunday, 26th May 2024 to Belinda Lo- Director Legal Services and Principal Lawyer- at  

For questions, please contact Belinda on 0423 731 821 

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 


Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes candidates with experience of disability, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Eastern Community Legal Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

Eastern Community Legal Centre is committed to supporting those within the workplace who are experiencing family violence and to create a workplace in which family violence has no place.

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes applications from current volunteers of the Centre. It is the position of Eastern Community Legal Centre however, that a person cannot be engaged as both a paid employee and a volunteer of the Centre. Please note that if successful in the recruitment process, any current volunteer would be unable to continue in their volunteering role for the duration of their engagement.

Eastern Community Legal Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment in a position.

ECLC employees are expected to comply with the ECLC Code of Conduct.

All terms and conditions of employment are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016.


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