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Solicitor - Boorloo / Perth

Aboriginal Family Legal Services

The Aboriginal Family Legal Services (WA) aims to provide free, culturally secure legal support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.

Solicitor – Boorloo/Perth (6 month contract - Maternity relief). Commencing end of May 2024.

AFLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking a Solicitor to work at our office in Rivervale on Boorloo Country under a 6 month maternity relief contract). The successful applicant will work alongside the Managing Solicitor to help shape the direction of the Aboriginal Family Legal Services in the respective region and work with a degree of independence.

We are open to receiving applications from Restricted Solicitors and Unrestricted. Salary varies based on your status.

The Solicitor is responsible for the delivery of legal services, including family law, care and protection matters, family violence restraining orders and criminal injuries compensation. The successful applicant will provide legal advice, court representation and community legal education to Aboriginal people who have suffered, or are experiencing, family violence within their community.

Employment Inclusions:

  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Free Support Services including EAP and an internal counsellor.
  • Cultural Awareness Training

To be considered for this position you need to meet the following criteria:

Essential

  • Current legal practicing certificate from the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia, pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008 (WA)
  • Admitted, or eligible for admittance, to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Experience working within family law, child protection, FVRO and CIC.
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  • Able to travel to remote areas to deliver services to clients and the community

Desirable

  • Experience in family law, care and protection matters, criminal injuries compensation and family violence restraining orders
  • Advocacy Experience

Essential Eligibility Requirements

  • Current ‘C’ Class WA Driver’s Licence
  • Current National Police Clearance
  • Current Working with Children Check

AFLS reserves the right to fill this position prior to the closing date.

Please note that only those successful to interview will be contacted.

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