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Solicitor - Pilbara

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: 26 September, 2018.
Applications close: 26 October, 2018. (Expired)

  • Full-time fixed-term contract to commence asap to June 2019 (with the possibility of an extension subject to funding and / or performance)
  • Salary (above award) + superannuation + location allowance + annual Award return airfare to Perth after 12 months’ 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)
  • Opportunity to live and work in the Pilbara
  • 76 hours per fortnight (8:00am – 4.06pm Monday to Friday)
  • 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 will give you the opportunity to live and work in the Pilbara which is undergoing significant growth and development. The Pilbara owes its unique identity to its rich heritage and culture, in particular its diverse Indigenous and multi-cultural heritage.

This position is responsible for providing information, legal advice, casework and education across legal issues such as domestic violence, family and de facto law, child protection, wills and deceased estates, and criminal injuries compensation.

To be considered for interview this position you must possess the following eight (8) 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 primarily in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Wills and Estates and conducting Community Legal Education.
  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. Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.
  8. A strong commitment to social justice and access to justice issues.
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