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Lawyer - Karratha / Roeburn


Employer: Pilbara Community Legal Service Inc.
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 18 April, 2019.
Applications close: 31 May, 2019.

  • Located in Karratha with outreach to Roebourne
  • Full-time fixed-term contract to commence 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022
  • Salary (Above Award) + superannuation + location allowance + annual Award return airfare to Perth after 12 months’ continuous service + air-conditioning subsidy between October and March as per Policy + wellness allowance on private health / medical cover + Annual leave (5 weeks with leave loading) + Option to access a range of other generous salary sacrifice opportunities + Access to Employee Assistance Program. 

The Pilbara Community Legal Service Inc. (PCLS) is a non-profit, government-funded community organisation that provides a range of free services which include legal advice, financial counselling, tenancy advocacy and support, domestic violence advocacy and support and migrant settlement services. PCLS is a well-established and highly valued part of the Pilbara social infrastructure with offices in Karratha, Roebourne, South Hedland and Newman.

This position is responsible for providing information, legal advice, casework and education across legal issues such as Family Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Wills and Estates, minor civil disputes, minor criminal law, minor employment law issues and consumer disputes. The position will be based in the Karratha office with outreach to Roebourne three days per week. 

To be considered for interview this position you must possess the following nine (9) essential requirements:

  1. Current unrestricted Western Australia legal practicing certificate with at least three years’ post-admission experience.
  2. Broad general knowledge across the main areas of law of a generalist CLC and demonstrated experience in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Wills and Estates, minor civil disputes, minor criminal law, minor employment law issues and consumer disputes.
  3. Demonstrated skills in working with, and knowledge of, Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook and other data base entry systems.
  4. Excellent legal research skills, interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to interact sensitively and effectively with a broad range of stakeholders including Aboriginal and CALD clients, community groups, Government and Non-Government agencies.
  5. Ability to work under pressure and to apply contemporary problem solving techniques through effective case management.
  6. Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and an understanding of issues facing Aboriginal people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  7. A current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License
  8. Working with Children Check or be eligible to obtain one
  9. National (or Federal) Police Certificate (no more than 6 months old), or willing to obtain one
How to apply for this job

Applying for the position: please submit a current and detailed Resume or CV which must as well as a cover letter addressing the above nine (9) essential requirements to the Executive Assistant / Financial Administrator, Christy Reed, at eafa@pcls.net.au using the subject line: Lawyer - Karratha application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: 4:00pm (WST), Friday 31st May 2019. Late applications will not be considered. Please note that the advertisement may close earlier if a potential suitable candidate is found.