About the organisation
ARC Justice is an independent, not-for-proﬁt, human rights organisation that incorporates the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and Housing Justice.
Our programs deliver accessible legal services, tenancy advice and support to those in our community in the greatest need. We deliver community education and advocate for systematic change that enhances the rights of rural and regional Victorians. We recognise that housing and legal issues do not occur in isolation and we work with local partners to ensure a whole-of-person approach to our work.
About the role
The Senior Coordinating Lawyer is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the legal practice, ensuring a high-quality service that responds to community need across the Goulburn Valley catchment. The position will have approximately 3-4 reports, as well as play a significant role in service coordination.
The Senior Coordinating Lawyer provides supervision, mentoring and strategic case direction to other lawyers within the CLC. This includes the supervision of volunteers or contractors as required.
The Senior Coordinating Lawyer provides legal assistance to clients in our key practice areas of law including family violence, child protection and family law, along with other areas relevant to disadvantaged communities, such as summary crime and civil law. This includes attending outreach court locations to provide advice, consultations and casework in various practice areas.
The incumbent will be innovative and collaborative, and will lead best practice in legal service, while overseeing project and program coordination to ensure deliverables are met.
The incumbent will have the opportunity to provide their clients with wrap around legal service, working collaboratively with community services and partners. This role involves proactive networking and community engagement, and the opportunity to identify and act upon systemic issues, in turn contributing to access to justice in regional Victoria.
An inclusive community built on a foundation of human rights and equality before the law.
We promote equality before the law for people in rural and regional Victoria by: providing legal, advocacy and support services; elevating justice as an issue in public discourse; and advocating for systemic change that upholds human rights.
Principles that underpin our work
Community: We serve, build capacity and are accountable to the community to which we belong.
Learning: We are inquisitive and receptive to new ideas, use evidence-based practice and shareour knowledge to achieve the greatest impact for our communities. We learn from both our successes and mistakes.
Partnership: We believe partnership and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations is the only way to create meaningful and sustainable change.
People: We are committed to ethical and sustainable practice that values our people in achieving our purpose.
Recognition of First Peoples: We celebrate the strength, culture and contribution of our First Peoples. We recognise the systemic injustices brought against them, and work in partnership with local Aboriginal communities to bring justice.
Respect: In all of our work, we show respect. We value diversity and acknowledge diﬀerences, knowing these strengthen our community.
You are a lawyer with a passion for human rights and providing legal assistance to clients in disadvantaged communities. You have experience supervising and supporting other lawyers.
You are able to:
- Deliver high quality, accurate legal advice and manage casework
- Develop strong relationships with other supporting organisations/services
- Communicate with clients and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
- 1 FTE (76 hours per fortnight) ongoing position.
- A flexible and supportive team environment where staff engagement and development are prioritised.
- SCHADS Level 6 – 7 Award salary subject to skills and experience.
- 3 days ex gratia between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- Salary packaging and accommodation and meal/entertainment packaging is also available.
- Relocation assistance is available for the right candidate.
ARC Justice is an inclusive employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ and culturally diverse communities encouraged to apply.
The Position Description can be downloaded from https://arcjustice.org.au/get-involved/careers/
Enquiries can be directed to Ben Wu via email@example.com or via 035445 0950.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted via email and not through any third-party recruitment platform.
Please address applications to Ben Wu, People and Shared Services Manager, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must include:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume)
- A cover letter
- Your response to the key selection criteria (essential and desirable skills/experience)
Please note that applications that do not respond to the key selection criteria (essential and desirable)will not be considered for interview.
Applications close at 9am Monday May 30th 2022, with interviews to take place the following week.
Please quote in application: Senior Coordinating Lawyer via Pro Bono Australia.