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Senior Solicitor - Mt Isa

Employer: Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 05 March, 2018.
Applications close: 16 March, 2018. (Expired)

  • 2-5 Years PAE
  • Work for QIFVLS to assist victims of Domestic & Family Violence:
  • $80-$90K with optional salary sacrifice to increase your take home pay
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Uniforms
  • 4pm Finish on Friday’s

Looking for a change from your hectic lifestyle? Live and work in Mt Isa.

Mt Isa is a city in the Gulf Country Region, 900km west of Townsville, where the romance of the outback meets the grit of a mining town. It is the birthplace of Greg Norman and Pat Rafter and a great place to raise a family.

About Us

QIFVLS is a state-wide Community Legal Practice with offices across 5 regions in Queensland. We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services, including court and tribunal representation, welfare support, advocacy and community education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of family violence and/or sexual assault. Currently we have a vacancy for a Senior Solicitor in our Mount Isa office that services the Gulf and West Queensland Region.

About You

We are looking for a passionate, personable and respectful Senior Solicitor who is at least 2 to 5 years PAE. The successful applicant will have a good understanding in the areas of Family Law, Child Protection and Domestic & Family Violence and victims assistance applications. Ideally the successful candidate lives, or wants to live in Mount Isa, or surrounding area and wants to make a difference.

A cultural appreciation/understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is essential or having worked previously with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients would be advantageous.

Not only will you attend to Court & Tribunal appearances and case files, part of your role will also be to attend outreach and visit the beautiful surroundings of Mt Isa and the Gulf Country whilst making a difference to victims-

  • Ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are victims/ survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault receive quality legal services, representation and advice
  • Working to help clients understand and navigate the relevant legal system, child protection system or victim assistance application process
  • Providing legal advice, advocacy and representation in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Delivering Community Legal Education sessions 

Some of the benefits you will enjoy when working for us are:

  • $80-$90K with optional salary sacrifice scheme to increase your take home pay
  • 5 weeks paid annual leave
  • Uniforms – Court Attire & Casual
  • 4pm Finish on Friday’s
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual QLS Practicing Certification & Ins costs (including CPD conference)
  • Travel to rural and remote Qld with travel allowance
  • Relaxed office environment
  • Relocation costs negotiated with the right applicant

You must be able to participate in regular Regional Court Circuit which includes some overnight travel. A current Open Drivers Licence is mandatory, and you must be eligible to work in Australia.

QIFVLS supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

QIFVLS acknowledges with appreciation that this position is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.