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Paralegal

Organisation : South West Sydney Legal Centre

Location : Sydney (Liverpool)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Legal

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : up to $72,800 p.a. plus super

Application closing date : 2 Nov, 2020

About the role

We are seeking a motivated and well-organised paralegal with minimum three years’ experience in Family Law and preferably also experience in victims of crime areas of law. Your experience with applications under the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013, experience working with women affected by domestic and family violence, and formal qualifications will be highly valued. Proficiency in a community language would also be valued. This position is open to female applicants only because the majority of our Victims Right and Support Act applications are made on behalf of female victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location and hours

  • The role will primarily be based in Liverpool
  • The position is full-time 35 hours per week over 5 days. Alternatively, the position may be part-time for 30 hours per week, over 4 to 5 days per week.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : South West Sydney Legal Centre

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not for profit, community legal centre. We deliver legal services to facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in South West Sydney including specialised legal services for victims-survivors of DFV. We also provide information, court support, referral and casework to victims-survivors of DFV through government funded DFV services.  Our DFV services cover LGAs in South West Sydney and Central Sydney.

SWSLC uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together lawyers, social workers, and community workers to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance and DFV support services to clients. Services are provided through phone support and face-to-face services in our offices, at courts and through outreach services and community engagement. SWSLC has offices in Liverpool, Bankstown, Smithfield and Sydney.

How to apply

For more information about SWSLC and our services and to view the application package and how to apply, go to our website https://swslc.org.au/contact/work-with-us

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you, we would love to receive your application.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position and your contact details
  • A separate document with your responses to each of the selection criteria
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications

Applications that do not include the above will not be considered.

Applications close 9am, Monday 2nd November 2020

Contact Person

Please send your application to alison@swslc.org.au.

To discuss your specific queries, please contact Sun-Jae An, Assistant Principal Solicitor by email sun-jae@swslc.org.au leaving your contact number for a return phone call.

This position is open to female applicants only. SWSLC considers being a woman to be a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check.


Please quote in application: Paralegal via Pro Bono Australia.


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