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Project Paralegal - Geelong

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

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

  • 6 month contract
  • 4 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • 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.

Villamanta is seeking a Project Paralegal worker who can demonstrate a commitment to social justice principles and work within a Human Rights framework, to work 20 hours per week for 6 months. Experience in disability law and the community legal centre sector would be an advantage.

Brief summary of some of the responsibilities:

1. Project administration

The Project Paralegal will be supporting a team of lawyers delivering projects across Victoria.

2. Casework Support

The Project Paralegal will also provide support to casework lawyers.

The successful applicant will have the following:

Sound administrative experience, preferably with experience developing procedures and templates; excellent planning and organisational skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products; ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision; experience with and a general understanding of issues that affect people who have a disability; experience in a community legal centre or equivalent.

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

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