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Solicitor - Cairns Community Legal Centre

Employer: Employment Office
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 22 October, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About Cairns Community Legal Centre

The Cairns Community Legal Centre is a non-profit, government funded community organisation committed to providing free legal and social justice services to a range of disadvantaged clients.

The Centre extends its services across a range of areas of law including guardianship, domestic violence, peace and good behaviour matters, consumer law, credit, debt, motor vehicle property damage, discrimination, family law, child protection, and criminal and traffic matters.

This work is provided for a diverse range of clients including people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those experiencing domestic or family violence, financial difficulties and homelessness.

A Rewarding Opportunity

With increasing client demand, the Cairns Community Legal Centre is now seeking to employ an additional full-time Solicitor to join their team on a full-time (38 hours per week) basis.

Reporting to the Centre's Principal Solicitor, you will be responsible for undertaking high quality legal work that seeks to make a difference. This will include the provision of legal advice, legal task assistance, representation and ongoing casework services, together with information and referrals.

Some of your daily responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • The provision of legal advice, including via regularly weekly advice clinics and outreach services;
  • The identification and provision of legal task assistance including drafting, settling and preparing letters and other documents, making telephone calls and undertaking other liaisons on behalf of clients;
  • Effecting negotiations for and on behalf of clients, including but not limited to, liaison and negotiation with government agencies, non-government service providers, professionals and other stakeholders; and
  • Identifying, initiating, preparing and developing community education, awareness raising, publicity, promotional and related resources and materials.

As a member of the Centre’s team, you’ll also share workloads with your colleagues, and be actively involved in attending and participating in regular professional and other networking events.

About the Benefits

This is is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Solicitor to use their legal knowledge to support a community-based NFP in a challenging, yet highly rewarding role.

An excellent remuneration package is on offer including a base salary circa $80,566, plus 9.5% super and 17.5% leave loading. You will also have access to salary sacrificing options to further increase your take-home pay.

Furthermore, Cairns Community Legal Centre offers a range of additional benefits including time-off in-lieu arrangements and 2 weeks office closure over Christmas/New Year, with 3 days ex gratia leave over this period in addition to public holidays. 

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