Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) is the largest CLC in NSW addressing significant legal and community needs across a geographically and culturally diverse community.
WSCLC’s legal team comprises of a Community Justice Practice, a Family Relations Practice, an Outreach Practice, a Care & Protection Early Intervention Practice, a Home Building Advocacy Service and Student Legal Services Practice in affiliation with the University of Western Sydney.
We are currently recruiting for a family lawyer to join our team.
If you have:
- 12 months post admission experience;
- Interest and experience in family law;
- A knowledge of the Care & Protection jurisdiction;
- A willingness to travel across the catchment and work flexibly in our 3 offices as required;
- A good sense of teamwork; and
- An interest in working with a wide range of diverse clients.
Then we invite you to apply for this position.
- All aspects of legal service delivery including advice, tasks services, representation services and involvement is a range of Service for the Community events including legal administration, file management and data entry capabilities.
Essential selection criteria
- Qualified to practice as a solicitor in NSW and hold a current practising certificate.
- Be entered on the Register of Practitioners in the High Court
- 12 months post admission experience.
- Demonstrated interest and experience in the practice area of family law including a willingness to advocate, if required.
- Clear oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
- Ability to work without close supervision, set priorities, organise and manage own workloads and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, both small and large.
- Understanding of and commitment to the work of community legal centres and demonstrated understanding of barriers to justice facing the priority clients groups assisted by the Centre
- Demonstrated ability to assist with the development and implementation of legal service delivery projects such as community education programs.
- Sound IT skills.
- A current Working with Children’s Check or willingness to undergo same.
- Willingness to undertake Police checks.
- Experience with CLASS (internal database system)
Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services (SCHCADS) Industry Award 2010, Level 6 Pay point negotiable ($45.23- $47.21 per hour)
(plus 9.5% Superannuation and optional Salary Packaging).