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Community Lawyer

Organisation : inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $80,500 - $87,500

About the role

  • Located in Richmond / Dandenong
  • Full Time / Part Time, Ongoing
  • Salary range $80,500 – $87,500 (Salary Packaging available)
  • Be part of an organisation striving to create a world where all women and children will be safe and free from family violence

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced lawyer to join our in-house community legal centre team. This role will see you working in an integrated model of service delivery, working alongside inTouch case managers and the legal team to provide a holistic service to women from migrant and refugee communities who are on their journey to safety.

You will conduct legal casework of family violence, family and immigration law (family violence provision matters). Your work will include advice, drafting court documents, negotiating agreements and some court representation and associated administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will be committed to social justice, be culturally competent with a genuine interest in seeking just outcomes for culturally diverse women and their children experiencing a range of legal issues.

Position Accountabilities

Legal Advice & Casework

Ensure that legal services operate within the Centre’s guidelines and integrated practice and in accordance with professional legal practice, including government and professional indemnity insurance requirements.

Provide high quality legal advice and casework to clients at designated inTouch offices, courts and inTouch outposts as scheduled and/or required.

Regularly communicate with the Direct Service Team to keep the relevant Case Managers up to date to ensure successful implementation of the Legal Centre’s operational model

 

Community Development & Partnerships

Operate legal outposts in the region;

Provide community legal education presentations and workshops.

Represent the Centre in a variety of forums.

 

Accountability

Participate in regular supervision with the Principal Lawyer;

Participate in a biannual performance review;

Participate in centre planning and evaluation;

Undertake professional development in consultation with the Principal Lawyer;

Ensure compliance with policies and procedures of the Centre;

Attend regular staff meetings as required;

Maintain a teamwork and integrated practice model approach at all times.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence is a not-for-profit organisation that provides services, programs and responses to family violence in migrant and refugee communities throughout Victoria. We work across the continuum from prevention, early intervention, crisis and post crisis support and recovery.

inTouch provides innovative services to support women, families and communities from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds affected by family violence, and to work towards preventing such violence through awareness raising, advocacy and community capacity building. Our strategic priorities are prevention and early intervention, crisis intervention, post-crisis support, research and advocacy, building sector capacity and strengthening organisational capacity.

 

inTouch is the only accredited specialist family violence service in Australia which specifically caters to the needs of those experiencing family violence in migrant and refugee communities.

How to apply

inTouch an Equal Opportunity Exemption (H143/2018) and requests applications from women only.

As part of our screening process in support of the safeguarding of our clients, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National Police Check, Statutory Declaration where necessary, sign our Code of Conduct and complete a Working with Children Check.

Applicants should express their interest through a short covering letter attaching their resume and a brief document, limited to three pages, addressing the key selection criteria. Applicants who do not address KSC will not be considered.

A detailed position description is available on our website www.intouch.org.au

Please send your application to recruitment@intouch.org.au, using the subject line: Community Lawyer via Pro Bono.

There is no application close date. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply at the earliest convenience.

 


Please quote in application: Community Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia.


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