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Community Support Lawyer - Gippsland

Anglicare Victoria

A rewarding role providing advice and information to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients within Gippsland.

  • Flexible location in Gippsland or Bass Coast Shire
  • An opportunity to increase awareness and legal rights for members of the community and improve access to the legal system
  • Part-time, limited term position (9 months)

About Us:

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is a non-profit service of Anglicare Victoria. The mission of GCLS is to improve access to justice for all members of the Gippsland Community by providing legal advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and groups through community education, and to remove systemic injustice by advocating for law reform.

The Role

The Community Support Lawyer, provides essential legal services to vulnerable people in our Gippsland community. This role includes overseeing and mentoring junior lawyers and providing direct guidance in the delivery of legal advice when the Principal Lawyer is absent. The role is ongoing with negotiable hours days or hours.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need to:

  • hold an unsupervised practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014. 
  • undertake or appropriately refer a range of legal work relevant to disadvantaged clients.
  • work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma; and
  • have a commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Detailed Position Description:   PD Community Support Lawyer Dec2019.pdf

For further enquiries contact Team Leader, Lorraine on 03 5135 9555 or via email at Lorraine.murray@anglicarevic.org.au.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

How to apply

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

Apply here.

Applications close 29 January 2020

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