Position: Client Assessor (Victim Services)

Start: ASAP

Location: Parramatta

Our Government Client is currently seeking a team of Client Assessors with experience in Victim Services to join their team in Parramatta.

Key Accountabilities

  • Make assessments and determinations, based on the provisions of the relevant legislation, in
    accordance with administrative law and common law principles, policy, established practice, case law
    and legal precedents, for provision of counselling and awards of financial support to victims of violent
    crime.
  • Undertake determinations and provide individualised written decisions on the liability of the defendant
    where restitution proceedings have been initiated against that person and a notice of objection has been
    lodged.
  • Apply relevant legislation, common law principles, administrative law and policy, for awards of financial
    support up to the maximum award that could be available to an eligible victim for each discrete act of
    violence under the Act. And subject to any exigencies that might be placed on Victims Services from
    time-to-time, to assess applications for support at a rate in accordance with budgetary targets.
  • Review files prepared for assessment by Clerks for accuracy and completeness prior to undertaking
    assessments.
  • Draw to the attention of the Senior Assessor any deficiencies in case preparation and to provide regular
    feedback to the Senior Assessor about the day-to-day operational problems in case preparation and
    management.
  • Answer questions from other members of staff about the legislative scheme and the law as it applies to
    Victims Services.
  • Provide input to the development and refinement of Victims Services policies, guidelines and
    procedures.
  • Participate in the corporate activities of the business centre and assist in settling and achieving the
    business centre’s strategic objectives.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in either Law, Social Work or Psychology
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to make decisions about financial assistance

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Job code: 1774

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