Specialist Legal Education, Policy and Advocacy Officer(SLPEAO) NPY Women’s Council


People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be female identified.

  • 2 year, fixed term role, subject to funding
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Generous leave entitlements 

Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council is a progressive community service organisation that provides a range of programs to women, children and their families. Our work spans across 350,000 square kilometres of Central Australia and is critical to building and maintaining a better future for all Anangu communities within the region.

Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region.  The service is informed by a holistic and relational understanding of violence which acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with Indigenous clients.  The service provides holistic case management, and facilitates group work within a community development framework for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.


The role of Specialist Legal Education, Policy and Advocacy Officer (SLPEAO)  is to increase domestic violence legal knowledge and capacity of the DFVS team. Specifically, the role is responsible for working alongside caseworkers to facilitate client agency within various aspects of the legal system. In addition, the role will work within the Community Programs Team to produce and deliver culturally appropriate educational materials relating to DFV and the legal rights of women and children living in the NPY region.

It is not a requirement of this role to be a practicing solicitor. You are not required to provide formal legal advice.

You will have knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal women and children who experience domestic violence in remote communities. You will also have understanding of, or the ability to become familiar with relevant law for the NT, SA, WA and Federal jurisdictions. In addition, you will have demonstrated experience delivering a community education program.

NPY Women’s Council is led and governed by women from the NPY region and follows strong values and high principles that guide our work.  We provide a comprehensive orientation program, best practice supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package.  You will receive an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, generous annual leave package, 3 weeks of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus.  We also provide use of a company vehicle when travelling remotely along with travel allowance.


  • Please apply via our website: npywc.org.au/jobs/
  • Please submit a comprehensive covering letter and resume as part of your application.
  • A full position description is available on our website.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Louise O’Connor, Manager – Domestic & Family Violence Service on 08 8958 2330.