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Casework Lawyer - Geelong

Employer: Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc.
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 08 May, 2019.
Applications close: 17 May, 2019. (Expired)

  • 12 month contract
  • Geelong 

Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc. (“Villamanta”) is a state-wide community legal centre, based in Geelong, which works only on disability-related legal and justice issues for people who have a disability. Our priority constituents are people who have an intellectual disability. The service is funded by the Federal Government under the National Disability Advocacy Program and provides Legal Casework, Policy and Law Reform activities, Community Legal Education and a Telephone Advice Information and Referral Service. We also assist some clients with NDIS Appeals.

Villamanta is seeking a lawyer to work on contract for 3 days per week for 12 months, to backfill for existing staff deployed on projects. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to social justice principles and work within a Human Rights framework. Experience in disability law and the community legal centre sector would be an advantage. Experience in matters under the Disability Act, the Guardianship Act and/or the NDIS Act would be highly regarded.

Brief summary of some of the responsibilities:

Provide initial advice and referral in some matters;

Answer Advice Line calls;

Undertake legal action on behalf of people who have a disability, ranging from advocacy and negotiation, to representation in courts and tribunals;

Be responsible for client files.

Salary is in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADSIA)

How to apply for this job

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