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Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne (Echuca and/or Bendigo)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

An opportunity has arisen in our Echuca office for a Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. This position can be based part time in the Bendigo office and part time in the Echuca office, to service clients in Echuca and Shepparton.

Requirements

The Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs. Our ideal candidate:

  • Is dedicated to the prevention of family violence
  • Ensures clients receive an excellent level of service
  • Is an advocate for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Has at least 1 years of post-admission experience (related to family law/violence).
  • Is passionate about working to build regional stakeholder relationships
  • Contributes to service development and improvement
  • Is able to mentor and guide staff.

Ability to effectively communicate and work with the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and knowledge of social justice issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is preferred. 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 Childrens Check and a National Police Check. An International Police Check may also be required. You must also demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.

Benefits

  • Ongoing (subject to funding) position
  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • Extra days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns

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.

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Please quote in application: Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia.


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