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Junior Lawyer - Alice Springs


Employer: Central Australian Women's Legal Service
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 24 October, 2019.
Applications close: 01 December, 2019.

Central Australian Women's Legal Service is a Community Legal Service delivering a holistic, culturally safe, trauma informed intensive service model across the Alice Springs & Barkly regions.

At CAWLS we aspire for a future where women and their children are safe, living with dignity and respect. Our purpose is to help women with their legal matters, providing legal assistance, community legal education, and specialised support services for those affected by domestic violence.

We have four primary objectives:

  • To provide free and confidential legal assistance;
  • To increase legal literacy and understanding through the provision of legal education;
  • To enable professionals to identify, support and refer victims of domestic violence to appropriate services;
  • To advocate for law and policy reform seeking changes beneficial to our clients.

This position is well suited to a dynamic practitioner with experience and/or interest in domestic and family violence issues, family law, child protection, policy and law reform and other relevant practise areas. The position is based in Alice Springs and may require the lawyer to travel and work in Tennant Creek from time to time.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, social and economic issues facing women in the Northern Territory, particularly Central Australia and the Barkly regions.

CAWLS offers the opportunity to work with a dedicated team in a dynamic environment, with flexible conditions and generous leave provisions. An attractive remuneration package is offered including a competitive salary (based on experience), salary sacrifice, relocation assistance and use of a company vehicle when travelling for work.

This is a great opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive team.

Due to the nature and requirements of this role, applicants are required to be female.

All CAWLS staff and volunteers are required to:

  • Support and demonstrate CAWLS values and ethics
  • Act at all times in accordance with CAWLS Code of Conduct , confidentiality agreement and policies
  • Comply with CAWLS Work Health Safety Policies and practices
  • Support a child safe organisation, undertake a police check prior to commencement and hold a current NT ochre card at all times

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

The application should include a cover letter, an address to the selection criteria, a detailed resume/CV, and two referees.

The application is to be submitted to recruitment@cawls.org.au using the subject line: Junior Lawyer application via EthicalJobs.

For more information contact Alice de Brenni, Business Manager on 89524055 or recruitment@cawls.org.au.

Supporting materials  CAWLS Junior Lawyer JD 2019.pdf