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Peninsula Community Legal Centre
  • Work TypesContract
  • CategoriesCommunity Development, Housing and Homelessness, Legal and Human Rights, Social Work
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 25 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 20 Dec 2019
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Community Lawyer / Advocate

Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Peninsula Community Legal Centre
  • Work TypesContract
  • CategoriesCommunity Development, Housing and Homelessness, Legal and Human Rights, Social Work
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 25 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 20 Dec 2019
  • Maternity Leave Position (12 months)

The Community Lawyer/Advocate assists vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians to identify and resolve their tenancy issues through the delivery of high quality advice, casework and advocacy services. The Community Lawyer/Advocate will provide duty lawyer/advocacy services in the Residential Tenancies List of the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.

You will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as law, housing, community services, community development, or social work.
  • Highly developed advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of residential tenancies legislation and understanding of the housing and homelessness sector
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in, or demonstrates capacity to undertake, direct service delivery, including provision of information, advice and referral services, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of clients, representation of clients in formal settings.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply

For further information please contact Jackie Galloway 9783 3600.

Applications in writing, addressing the key selection criteria to the CEO at pclc@pclc.org.au using the subject line: Community Lawyer / Advocate application via EthicalJobs. 

Please apply by 5:00pm, 20 December 2019.

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