Employment

Community Lawyer (Yarra Ranges)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer with expertise in family and generalist law to support vulnerable people in the eastern region.

  • Full-time position on a fixed term, 12 month contract
  • Healesville location with an initial working from home arrangement
  • Attractive employee benefits including tax effective salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking as well as flexible working options and flexi-time/time in lieu

About the role

As a key member of ECLC’s Legal Team, the Community Lawyer (Yarra Ranges) will provide high quality legal services within a community practice with a particular focus on family law, family violence and generalist law. This role includes co-ordination of the Infringements Clinic (two days per week) and involvement in the community development and education work of ECLC.

This position provides the opportunity to add significant value to the legal practice and community through positive engagement with clients, staff, volunteers and other agencies.

Skills Required

You will be eligible to hold an Employee Practicing Certificate in Victoria, and have demonstrated post-admission experience in a broad range of areas including family law, family violence and in providing generalist legal advice. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions. You will be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • high level written and oral communication skills
  • experience working autonomously and within a team
  • commitment to social justice and equality

This position is based at ECLC’s Healesville location (and 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.

For more information: ECLC Application Pack – Community Lawyer (Yarra Ranges)

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria by midnight on Sunday, 28 February 2021 to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Community Lawyer – HEAL

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to join an integrated practice team delivering integrated legal and social support services to people experiencing vulnerability in the eastern region.

  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract (Applications welcome for part-time, 30 hours per week)
  • Box Hill Location
  • Attractive employee benefits including tax effective salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking

The HEAL Program

The HEAL team integrates a Community Lawyer and a Client Advocate within key partner agency locations, providing a service that responds to clients presenting with complex needs and experiencing systemic barriers to accessing services, particularly :

  • people who are homeless or experiencing housing and tenancy issues
  • people engaging with mental health or Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services

About the role

As a key member of ECLC’s HEAL team, the Community Lawyer – HEAL will work closely with the Client Advocate – HEAL to provide advocacy, legal advice and legal/case support interventions to clients presenting with complex needs and experiencing systemic barriers to accessing services.

Skills Required

You will be eligible to hold an unrestricted Employee Practicing Certificate in Victoria, and have demonstrated post-admission experience in a broad range of areas including civil law, criminal law and in providing generalist legal advice. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions. You will be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • experience working within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • experience delivering culturally safe services
  • experience working with client groups with complex needs

This position is based at ECLC’s Box Hill 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.

For more information: ECLC Application Pack – Community Lawyer – HEAL

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria by midnight on Sunday, 28 February 2021 to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Coordinator – HEAL

Use your excellent project management skills and experience to co-ordinate a program that seeks to enhance access to justice and legal support for people experiencing increased vulnerability and disadvantage, through integrated practice approaches.

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

The HEAL Program

The HEAL team integrates a Community Lawyer and a Client Advocate within key partner agency locations, providing a service that responds to clients presenting with complex needs and experiencing systemic barriers to accessing services, particularly :

  • people who are homeless or experiencing housing and tenancy issues
  • people engaging with mental health or Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services

About the role

As part of a multidisciplinary team comprising of a Community Lawyer and a Client Advocate, the Co-ordinator – HEAL will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the HEAL Program to meet the program objectives;
  • Supervise and support the HEAL team to deliver a legal program that responds to clients presenting with complex needs, experiencing systemic barriers to accessing services; and
  • Establish and maintain strategic and mutually beneficial relationships with program partners and key stakeholders.

Skills Required

You will have experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment, preferably within a legal setting, as well as knowledge or experience working in AOD, mental health and homelessness/housing and aligned service sectors. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions and who is passionate about removing the systemic barriers that people experience in accessing services and engaging with the legal system. You will be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (including law, social work, health sciences)
  • Demonstrated experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Relevant experience in planning, co-ordinating and delivering services to people experiencing housing, homelessness, mental health and AOD need.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and liaise successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community and government sectors at a senior level

This position is based at ECLC’s Boronia/Box Hill locations (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.

For more information: ECLC Position Description – Co-ordinator – HEAL (02_2021)

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, 28 February 2021 to Michael Smith, Chief Executive Officer; employment@eclc.org.au.

For questions: please contact Marika Manioudakis on 9957 2434

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

 


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 positions.

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.

 

Page updated February 8, 2021
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