- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.