ECLC is currently recruiting for the following positions:

For further information, please contact:

Matt Lavery
Bespoke Recruitment- Senior Consultant
Tradewind Australia
1800 833 130

Community Lawyer – Eastern Integrated Practice Project (EIPP)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to join an integrated practice team delivering holistic legal support services to vulnerable people in the eastern region.

Full-time, fixed term contract to December 2020 (part time/4 day per week applications welcome)

  • Box Hill Location
  • Attractive employee benefits including tax effective salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking

About Us

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has been working with individuals and communities for over 40 years to resolve legal problems and improve legal responses.  ECLC makes legal assistance available to those in the community who would not otherwise have access to a lawyer, whilst prioritising services and programs to people and communities experiencing disadvantage.

About the role

As a key member of ECLC’s Eastern Integrated Practice team, the Community Lawyer – EIPP will work closely with a Client Advocate Coordinator to provide advocacy, legal advice and legal/case support interventions to disadvantaged 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 vulnerable client groups with complex needs

Position Description:

Community Lawyer – EIPP (Word)

Community Lawyer – EIPP (PDF)

Attractive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on qualifications, skills and experience.

Application may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria by midnight on Sunday, 23 June 2019 to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au

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 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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