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Community Lawyer

Organisation : Anglicare Victoria

Location : VIC Regional (Gippsland)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 4 Aug, 2021

About the role

  • Full time/part time fixed term positions
  • The role is classified as SCHADS Level 5 with Salary packaging available
  • Terrific opportunity to work in a supportive supervised environment

The Role

Community Lawyer, provides essential legal services to vulnerable people in our Gippsland community.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need to:

  • Hold a practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014. 
  • Undertake or appropriately refer a range of legal work relevant to disadvantaged clients, including family law, family violence, tenancy, infringements, debts, and administrative law.
  • Work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  • Have a commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights.

At Anglicare Victoria we understand that working in Community Services can at times be challenging; we have a strong focus on supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of our staff.  In working with AV you will have access to a range of free wellbeing activities including Yoga and meditation, discounted health insurance and access for you and your partner to free and confidential professional counselling and support via our professional Employee Assistance Program.  

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check, a current Victorian Drivers Licence and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Please refer to the Position Description for further information: Download File Gippsland – Community Lawyer – Latrobe July 2021.docx.pdf

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Anglicare Victoria

About Us:

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is a non-profit service of Anglicare Victoria. The mission of GCLS is to improve access to justice for all members of the Gippsland Community by providing legal advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and groups through community education, and to remove systemic injustice by advocating for law reform.

How to apply

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Program Manager Michelle Taranto on 5135 9555.

Applications close:  Wednesday 4th August 2021.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.


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


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