Employment

Bilingual Presenter – Matter of Respect Project

  • Part time (7.5 hours per week; availability on a Tuesday or Thursday)
  • 3 month contract
  • Boronia location with an initial working from home arrangement due to the current pandemic

About the role

Eastern Community Legal Centre is recruiting for two bilingual project workers who speak English and either Falam Chin or Karen to help deliver a workshop on Family Law.

This role will be involved in the development of short modules that will be recorded, to be delivered in Karen and Falam Chin via an online video conferencing platform (such as Zoom, or similar). Workshop modules will cover topics including; family violence, how to prevent family violence from happening, the role of legal services and support available, rights to safety and protection, parenting, divorce and youth law. Workshop modules will be tailored to the needs of each community.

The Bilingual Presenter – Matter of Respect Project will work closely with the Project Coordinator – Matter of Respect to help their community better understand their legal rights and responsibilities and where to access legal support.

You are encouraged to apply for this role if you have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to speak and write English
  • The ability to interpret and translate information in your own language
  • Experience in group presentations and/or public speaking

A full list of key selection criteria is within the position description below.

ECLC Position Description – Bilingual Presenter – Matter of Respect Project

Application Form – Bilingual Presenter – Matter of Respect Project

Your application may be made by forwarding a completed application form (above) and resume by midnight on Sunday, 4 October 2020 to Capella Henderson (Project Co-ordinator – Matter of Respect); employment@eclc.org.au


Community Lawyer – Mabels

ECLC is seeking a motivated and experienced community lawyer to deliver intensive and holistic legal support services for women and children at risk of, or experiencing family violence.

  • Part-time (3 days per week), ongoing contract
  • Opportunity to work within a successful health justice partnership program
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

The Role

As one of two lawyers within the Mabels Team, the Community Lawyer – Mabels will work in collaboration with Mabels Program partners and the Mabels Program personnel (particularly with the Mabels Family Violence Advocates) as part of a specialist team within the broader legal practice. The Community Lawyer – Mabels will ideally have considerable experience in family violence, child protection and generalist law and the ability to deliver holistic and high quality early intervention legal services to 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 and children
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to work within an early intervention model
  • Experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Awareness of the relationship between a partnership program model, integrated practice, casework and community development

This position is based at the ECLC Boronia office (and integrated outreach locations across Melbourne’s East) with an initial working from home arrangement due to the current pandemic. Working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be also be expected to have exceptional communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships to support your role

For further information: Position Description – Community Lawyer (Mabels) 2020

Applications can be made by  forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au. Applications close midnight on Sunday, 27 September 2020

For questions please contact Susan Amos, Co-ordinator – Mabels – on 0437 743 549.


Community Lawyer – Mabels and WELS

ECLC is seeking a motivated and experienced lawyer to deliver intensive and integrated family violence legal assistance to women experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence.

  • Ongoing contract
  • Full time (part-time applications welcomed); comprising of:
    • Community Lawyer – Mabels – Part-time (22.5 hours per week)
    • Community Lawyer – WELS – Part-time (15 hours per week)  
  • Opportunity to be part of an established award winning health justice partnership as well as being involved in the development of a relatively new health justice partnership
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

The Role

Since 2015, ECLC has been engaged in Mabels, a health justice partnership with key stakeholders in the Eastern region that provides an integrated, wrap-around service to women and children at risk of, or experiencing family violence, particularly at an early stage.

In 2019, Eastern Community Legal Centre and Eastern Health partnered to establish WELS, a Health Justice Partnership, based on the Mabels model, that seeks to provide an earlier intervention for women experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence attending the health service for antenatal care.

The Community Lawyer (Mabels & WELS) will ideally have considerable experience in family violence, family law, child protection and generalist law and the ability to deliver holistic and high quality early intervention legal assistance to women and their children experiencing, or at risk of experiencing family violence.

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 post-admission experience in a range of matters including family violence, family law, child protection and generalist law.
  • Commitment to meeting the legal needs of women and children experiencing, or at risk of experiencing family violence.
  • Experience in working within an integrated or multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work within an early intervention family violence legal assistance model.

This position is based at ECLC’s Boronia location (and integrated outreach locations across Melbourne’s east) however, due to the current restrictions in place in Victoria, this role includes an initial working from home arrangement. Working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be expected to have exceptional communication and the ability to build positive relationships to support your role

Further information: ECLC Position Description – Community Lawyer – Mabels and WELS 2020

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 Sunday, 4 October 2020 to Michael Smith, Chief Executive Officer; employment@eclc.org.au.

For questions please contact Susan Amos, Co-ordinator – Mabels – on 0437 743 549.


Project Officer – Engaging Communities in Democracy

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) seeks a skilled professional to work within a partnership project with Parliament of Victoria to enhance community engagement in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR).

  • Part-time, 2 days per week
  • 6 month contract
  • Attractive employee benefits including leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

About the role

The Project Officer will work directly with diverse communities in the EMR and the ECLC team to improve understanding of the parliamentary process in Victoria and encourage and support diverse communities to engage with the law making process.

The project will further develop links with the Multicultural Settlement Committee in the EMR, community agencies, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities with Parliament of Victoria staff to facilitate communication and input to parliamentary processes, including participation in parliamentary inquiries; piloting an online engagement program and supporting grassroots community leaders to participate in a trial training program.

Skills Required

You will hold relevant tertiary qualifications and have demonstrated ability to establish community development projects as well as experience working with diverse communities. 

Additionally, you will have:

  • Community sector awareness and liaison skills.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in event planning and organisation.

This position is based at the ECLC Box Hill Office with an initial working from home arrangement due to the current pandemic. Working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be also be expected to have exceptional communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships to support your role.

For further information: Position Description: Project Officer – Engaging Communities in Democracy 

Applications can be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au. Applications close midnight on Sunday, 4 October 2020. 


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 this position.

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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