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Managing Lawyer (full time, fixed term) – Melbourne

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Legal

Sector : Community Support Services, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

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.

Whilst we recruit for a permanent Managing Lawyer position, there is an opportunity to back fill this position on a fixed term basis till the end of March 2020, with a possibility of another three month contract should a permanent candidate not be found. This role will effectively manage the delivery of holistic legal and non-legal services and supports. This role will be responsible for managing Legal Services staff in our Northcote office as well as our Bairnsdale and Morwell offices. Regular monthly outreach to these offices will be a requirement.

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Children’s Check and a National Police Check. You must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.

Requirements

Applicants are required to have a degree in Law and hold a legal practicing certificate in Victoria. Applicants who have had at least five years of practical experience in a community legal, family violence or justice related setting along with demonstrated leadership and people management skills will be looked upon favorably.

Applicants who have the ability to effectively communicate and work with local Aboriginal communities and have knowledge of social justice issues within Aboriginal communities will be highly regarded. The demonstrated capacity to communicate emphatically and effectively with Aboriginal people and/or others who have experienced trauma is a necessity.

Benefits

  • Recently refurbished new office
  • Conveniently located near public transport and nearby some great cafes and restaurants in Northcote
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible work-life balance, including access to a monthly RDO (Rostered Day Off)
  • Extra annual leave given between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous Salary Packaging options (Not For Profit Organisation)
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns.
  • Fixed term full time position

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible. We also strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD-Djirra-ML-fixed-term-October-2019

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the 'Apply Now' button.


Please quote in application: Managing Lawyer (full time, fixed term) - Melbourne via Pro Bono Australia.


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