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February

Senior Lawyer/lawyer - Echuca And/or Bendigo

Djirra - Echuca, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the role

An opportunity has arisen in our Echuca office for a Senior Lawyer or 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 Senior Lawyer or 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 5 years of post-admission experience (related to family law/violence). Candidates with less than 5 years post admission experience will be considered.
  • 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

Echuca, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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