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Lawyer – After Hours Service

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Community Support Services, Indigenous, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Dec, 2020

About the role

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, holistic and intensive client service model. Clients are assisted by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

Djirra will be expanding its hours of operation into the evening on weekdays to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or who have experienced family violence. The role of the Lawyer-After Hours is to provide legal advice and representation to clients referred by the After Hours phone staff the following day.

Lawyers provide legal services including advice, representation and advocacy in the areas of

  • child protection
  • family violence intervention orders
  • family law; and
  • victims of crime assistance.

The start date for this position is as soon as possible.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

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.

How to apply

To find out more about the position or about Djirra and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved page on our website: https://djirra.org.au/

Only applications received via the website will be considered. Applications must include a CV and covering letter and all applicants must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form.

If you would like to know more about the role or about the work we do, please call Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on 9244 3333 or via email hr@djirra.org.au

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we encourage your application as soon as possible.

As this is part of the Working for Victoria Project, applicants are required to register first with Working for Victoria via this link, and then apply directly via Sidekicker: http://www.getsidekicker.com/worker/opportunities/4325


Please quote in application: Lawyer – After Hours Service via Pro Bono Australia.


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