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Tenancy Lawyer / Advocate - Northam

Employer: Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 09 May, 2019.
Applications close: 16 May, 2019. (Expired)

About us

Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre (WCLC) is a not-for-profit agency headquartered in Northam. WCLC provides legal assistance and tenancy advocacy services to people in the Wheatbelt community who are experiencing disadvantage and/or substantial socio-economic need.

Housing security underpins the health and social well being of each and every member of the community. The scope of the position is to assist people to initiate, maintain and/or end tenancy agreement and advocate on their behalf in accordance with the social justice principals of reasonableness, amicability, equity and fairness.

The role

The successful applicant will be required to provide telephone, face-to-face and online advice to private and social housing tenants in the Wheatbelt. To provide appropriate referrals to health/community adjunct services and similarly, to provide support to health/community service workers in tenancy matters.

When required, provide casework services to tenants including advocacy and representation in the Magistrates Court.

The role also requires the development and maintenance of education initiatives delivered to both individuals and the wider community (including the on-line community). You will also be required to maintain and extend existing community service and agency networks.

Whilst you will be based in Northam you will be required to undertake travel by way of outreach, to ensure that those living in the regional areas of the Wheatbelt are appropriately serviced.

You will work within a supportive and friendly team environment. The hours are generally Monday - Thursday from 8am to 4pm.


A competitive salary commensurate with the not-for-profit sector is offered together with the availability of salary packaging to achieve a tax effective total salary package. In addition to being a flexible workplace, Wheatbelt CLC offers annual leave loading.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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