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Senior Lawyers x4 - Ballarat / Bendigo / Echuca / Morwell

Employer: Djirra
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 12 April, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

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.

As we expand to Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, and Morwell, our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service requires an experienced Senior Lawyer in each region to play a pivotal role in establishing our new regional services and offices. The Senior Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across regional Victoria.

The Senior 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 3 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.

Each position will work across significant geographical areas requiring regular travel and overnight stays.

This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this position. Preference will be given to women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

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