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Lawyer - Bendigo

ARC Justice
  • Seeking a Lawyer
  • Full time and part time options available
  • Bendigo with travel to other sites
  • SCHCADS Level 5

We exist so that rights are known and acted upon, and communities are fairer.

About the role

Reporting to a Managing or Senior Lawyer, you will provide legal assistance to clients in areas of civil law particular to vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and attend outreach locations to provide advice, consultations, and case work. Some work in our key practice area of family violence will also be part of this role from time to time.

In this role you will have the opportunity to provide clients with wrap around legal service, working collaboratively with community services and partners. This role involves proactive networking and community engagement, and the opportunity to identify systemic issues and think strategically.

About us

ARC Justice is an independent, for-purpose, human rights organisation that incorporates the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and Housing Justice.

Through the delivery of accessible legal services and tenancy advice, ARC Justice not only provides support to people in regional and rural Victoria experiencing disadvantage relating to their housing, family, relationship, consumer, economic, social and civil rights, they advocate for systemic change to create a fairer and more inclusive community.

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary packaging
  • Additional gifted leave at Christmas
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Collaborative and inclusive team culture
  • Joining at an exciting time of significant growth and regeneration

What you bring

You will have the ability to engage with people who have complex vulnerabilities including trauma and you will have a commitment to improving human rights.

You will also have:

  • Commitment to social justice and alignment with ARC Justice vision and principles
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills to accurately assess and address client needs.
  • Experience and practical knowledge of law and procedure gained from experience in a legal or professional environment.
  • Oral and written communications skills, including legal drafting and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Competency with online systems and communication as well as records/filing and office systems.
  • An ability to work autonomously, meet deadlines and establish work priorities.

ARC Justice recognises that social and cultural diversity is an integral and valuable component of Australian Society. We acknowledge and respect cultural differences and embrace diversity within our organisation and the communities in which we work.

Please click Apply now to submit your application.

For further information please contact Rebecca Edwards, Director of Legal Practice on 03 5445 0909.

A position description is attached.

ARC Justice acknowledges First Nations people as the traditional and current custodians of the land upon which we work. We respect that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal land. Aboriginal sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, as well as all Aboriginal people who have fought and continue to fight for equality, self-determination, culture, country and community.

ARC Justice is a child-safe organisation and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

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