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Solicitor - Home Building Advocacy Service

Employer: Western Sydney Community Legal Centre
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 14 June, 2018.
Applications close: 13 July, 2018. (Expired)

  • Full time, 35hours

About Western Sydney Community Legal Centre

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) operates from multiple locations across Western Sydney, including Parramatta, Harris Park, Rooty Hill and Windsor. WSCLC provides free legal advice and other legal and related services to disadvantaged people in the Western Sydney area. It operates a generalist legal practice and specialist legal services including the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, Student Legal Services Western Sydney University, Home Building Advocacy Service, Aboriginal Legal Access Program and a Clinical Placement Program.

A number of community programs including Western Sydney Tenants’ Service, Children’s Court Assistance Scheme, Central West Contact Service, and Parramatta Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service operate under the auspices of WSCLC.

WSCLC was formed as the result of the amalgamation of Macquarie Legal Centre, Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre and Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre in June 2016.

WSCLC was formed to ensure the sustainability of a community legal service for the people of Western Sydney and with the aim of facilitating the cost effective and efficient targeting and delivery of legal services to people who have the greatest legal needs, including people experiencing or at risk of family violence.

About this Role

The Solicitor in the Home Building Advocacy Service (HoBAS) team provides legal information, advice and assistance to consumers across NSW to resolve building disputes. You will have knowledge of NSW Home Building legislation and NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal legislation.

We are looking for a team player with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and an understanding of legal and social issues relevant to people experiencing disadvantage. The work is diverse including phone advice, face to face appointments, representation at NCAT, community education sessions and law reform and policy work. The role is based in our Parramatta office and reports to the Principal Solicitor.


Social and Community Home Care and Disability Services Award (2010) SCHCADS Level 6, paypoint negotiable.($77,825 - $81,221)

Plus 9.5% Superannuation

WSCLC is able to offer Salary Packaging.

Key Responsibilities

  • All aspects of legal service delivery including Court/Tribunal advocacy and representation, early dispute resolution, casework, advice and community legal education.
  • Administration, file management, data entry and conflict checking.
  • Provide comprehensive reports on service delivery activities and plans and participate in casework meetings, file reviews and other team activities.

Essential Criteria

  1. Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) and Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (NSW)
  3. Understanding of legal and social issues relevant to people experiencing barriers to access to justice
  4. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and access and equity principles, reflecting the value of community legal centres
  5. Experience in delivering community legal education
  6. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  7. Ability to work as a member of a team
  8. Ability to undertake law reform and legal policy work
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.