Current Vacancies

Community Support Lawyer

Apply Job no: 500549
Work type: Part Time
Location: Regional Victoria – Gippsland
Categories: Community Development

  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Supported and trained to undertake complex and rewarding work
  • Salary packaging is available

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Role

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is a non-profit service of Anglicare Victoria. The mission of GCLS is to improve access to justice for all members of the Gippsland Community by providing legal advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and groups through community education, and to remove systemic injustice by advocating for law reform.

This position, provides essential legal services to vulnerable people in our Gippsland community. Primarily the position is designed to provide support to the Principal Lawyer and Community Lawyers as required.  The position ideally suits a community minded experienced civil/generalist lawyer wanting flexible working hours.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need to:

  1. hold a practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014. 
  2. undertake or appropriately refer a range of legal work relevant to disadvantaged mental health clients, including family law, family violence, tenancy, infringements, debts, and administrative law.
  3. work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  4. have a commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For a detailed position description, Download File PD_Community Support Lawyer_GCLS__December 2018 Final.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Michelle Taranto on 51359555.

Applications close Wednesday 20th February 2019

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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