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Solicitor - Albany

Albany Community Legal Centre
  • Location Albany Office
  • Rate and hours Fixed term contract until 30 September 2022 0.8 – 1 FTE (30.4 - 38 hours per week) Level 6 / 7
  • This position is classified under the SCHADS (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services) Award. Salary dependent on experience (plus 9.5% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary sacrifice available)
  • Review Period: Position subject to 3 month probation and annual review thereafter
  • Reporting: This role reports to the Principal Solicitor
  • Definitions: “ACLC” means the Albany Community Legal Centre Inc

Job Purpose

  • To provide legal advice to clients in Albany and the broader Great Southern region on issues related to family, domestic and intimate partner violence and family law.
  • To provide casework to clients experiencing family, domestic and intimate partner violence as identified by the ACLC’s strategic priorities and within resources and funding parameters.
  • To participate in the development and delivery of the ACLC’s community legal education programmes as required.
  • To provide supervision, support and mentoring to junior staff, volunteers and students as appropriate.
  • To work collaboratively with service delivery partners to implement a wrap around family violence support and advocacy program.
  • To work as part of the ACLC team to achieve the aims and purposes of the organisation.

For full list of key duties and responsibilities please see attached position description.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Admitted to practise law in Western Australia and eligible to hold an unrestricted practising certificate.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide legal advice, case work, representation and education in the areas of family violence and family law.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work cooperatively with others, and negotiate and advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, be resourceful, work effectively under pressure, and be innovative and flexible.
  • A current driver’s licence.

Desirable

  • Minimum 3 years’ post admission experience in a legal practice.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in, and commitment to, working as a legal practitioner in a community legal centre or similar organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to additionally provide legal advice, case work, representation and education in the areas of protection and care and criminal injuries compensation.
  • Ability to supervise, support and mentor staff.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary community services environment.

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