About the Role
As we expand to Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, and Morwell, our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service requires an experienced Senior Lawyer in each region to play a pivotal role in establishing our new regional services and offices. The Senior Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across regional Victoria.
The Senior Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs.
Our ideal candidate:
• Is dedicated to the prevention of family violence
• Ensures clients receive an excellent level of service
• Is an advocate for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
• Has at least 3 years of post-admission experience (related to family law/violence)
• Is passionate about working to build regional stakeholder relationships
• Contributes to service development and improvement
• Is able to mentor and guide staff.
Each position will work across significant geographical areas requiring regular travel and overnight stays.
This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this position. Preference will be given to women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
About the Organisation
Djirra supports Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.
Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact
Human Resources Advisor
Phone : 0392443306
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the position and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved page on our website www.djirra.org.au. Enquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Advisor email@example.com or phone (03) 9244 3333.
Applications for this position will close upon appointment of the successful candidates.
Please quote in application: 4 x Senior Lawyers Regional Victoria Locations via Pro Bono Australia.