Role Title: Project Intern: Older People's Rights Service
Organisation: Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Internship Period: Winter (June - July)
The Older People's Rights Service is a program within the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre. It has a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and advocates that address issues of elder abuse for older people. We are wanting to expand this service into a mediation program, specialising in mediation for older people experiencing or at risk of experiencing elder abuse; a mediation model but with key elements focussed on best practice working with older people. We would like the intern to create a draft model, with standards, based on literature review.
The Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary legal centre that provides high quality legal and advocacy services. Their service is provided primarily to people residing in the northern suburbs, with some programs offered across the metropolitan area. NSCLC aims to provide clients a service that is specific to their needs, looking at all the issues they may be facing.