- Sydney • Surry Hills
- Job posted on: 4th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
Award/Classification: Contract Role – non-ongoing Level 5 or 6 (depending on experience) Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“SCHCADS”)
Position Status: Part-time, non-ongoing (21 hours per week) to Project end date 24 February 2024 (maximum term contract)
Working Hours/Days: 9.00am to 5.00pm (or as otherwise agreed) and working from home arrangements
Salary Range: Salary range $50,000 - $55,000 (part-time 21 hours per week) depending on experience, plus 10% employer superannuation
Benefits: Leave loading, generous salary packaging options and an additional 2 weeks paid ex gratia leave (inclusive of public holidays) over the Christmas/New Year period
Responsible to: Principal Solicitor and Project Oversight Committee
Location: Surry Hills, NSW and COVID-19 working from home arrangements
The Australian Centre for Disability Law (the ‘Centre’) is a specialist legal centre based in Sydney. The Centre operates a law practice across NSW with a focus on disability discrimination, and a disability and human rights law practice across Australia. It was established in 1994 to assist people with disability and their associates to learn about and pursue their rights under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth.)
In December 2019, First Peoples Disability Network (‘FPDN’), Australian Centre for Disability Law and People with Disability Australia (‘PwDA’) (the “Consortium”) were awarded a grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to undertake a project to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disabilities to understand their legal rights and advocate for themselves (“Talk Up Project”).
The Talk Up Project is about building the capability of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders with disability and their families and communities to assert their legal rights, speak up to perceived authority and negotiate effectively from a position of strength with schools, employers and service providers. The Talk Up project is targeting three locations: Western Sydney, and two regional areas.
This position reports to the Managing Principal Solicitor and the Project Oversight Committee and will work closely with project staff from First Peoples Disability Network and People with Disability Australia.
The role of the Solicitor is to work with the Consortium partners to develop and deliver culturally appropriate legal resources to Aboriginal people with disability and their communities.
Key Responsibilities and Main Duties
This role requires a solicitor with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and the legal issues they experience.
This role will involve travel to selected regional, remote and rural locations. Travel within the Sydney metropolitan area is also required. We will utilise other forms of communication to conduct workshops and outreach where travel is not appropriate.
The applicant will be experienced in working in projects, including preparing reports, and delivering to deadlines.
Other duties as required.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo both a Working with Children and National Criminal Record check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required to respond to the following essential selection criteria: