Employment

Senior Community Lawyer (Outer East)

  • Full-time, 12 months fixed-term
  • Attractive employee benefits including above Award wages, salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year
  • Leadership and development opportunities

The Role

As a key member of the legal team, the Senior Community Lawyer will utilise their considerable experience in a diverse areas of law to engage with the community through a combination of direct legal services, community legal education and development projects.

The Senior Community Lawyer will also work closely with the Managing Lawyer to provide leadership, mentoring and support to the legal services team in the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged members of the community in the Outer East.

Skills Required

You will have experience practicing in a broad ranges of legal areas, particularly family law/family violence and providing generalist legal advice to clients. You will have a strong interest in social justice and the work of the community legal sector.

If you want to work with a progressive and growing community legal centre providing vital legal services to Melbourne East’s most vulnerable people, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to cv@ngorecruitment.com quoting reference #33823 or call Emma Adams for more information on 03 8319 4090.

Further Information: (Word) and (PDF)


Community Lawyer – MABELS

  • Part-time (3 days per week/22.5 hours)
  • Parental leave contract (to 2 November 2018)
  • Opportunity to enhance a pioneering health justice partnership
  • Attractive employee benefits including above Award wages, salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

The Role

As one of two MABELS lawyers, the Community Lawyer will work in collaboration with project personnel and family violence advocates as part of a specialist team within the broader legal practice. The Community Lawyer will ideally have considerable experience in family violence, child protection and generalist law and the ability to deliver holistic and high quality prevention and intervention legal services to vulnerable women and their children.

Skills Required

You will be eligible to hold an unrestricted Victorian Practising Certificate and have demonstrated post-admission experience in a broad range of legal matters.  You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions, and take a holistic approach to your work.  You are comfortable operating both autonomously and within a cohesive team, and have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple, competing demands.  Specifically, you will have:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of family violence as it affects women
  • Demonstrated ability to work with client groups who may be reluctant to disclose legal issues
  • Experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment

This position is part-time based at ECLC’s Boronia location (and integrated outreach locations across Melbourne’s East) on a parental leave contract. Attractive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on qualifications, skills and experience.

Position Description: (Word) and (PDF)

If you want to work with a progressive and growing community legal centre providing vital legal services to Melbourne East’s most vulnerable people, please apply by sending your cover letter, cv and responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description by 5.00pm on Monday, 30 October 2017 to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au.

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria contained in the position description. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Feedback – Unfortunately, ECLC does not have capacity to provide feedback to all applicants. Those who are interviewed will be provided feedback on request.

The terms and conditions governing employment at ECLC are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016 and applicable legislation.

 

 

Page updated October 12, 2017
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