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Community Lawyer - HEAL

Eastern Community Legal Centre
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract (Applications welcome for part-time, 30 hours per week)
  • Box Hill Location
  • Attractive employee benefits including tax effective salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking

About Us

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East.

The HEAL Program

The HEAL team integrates a Community Lawyer and a Client Advocate within key partner agency locations, providing a service that responds to clients presenting with complex needs and experiencing systemic barriers to accessing services, particularly :

  • people who are homeless or experiencing housing and tenancy issues
  • people engaging with mental health or Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services

About the role

As a key member of ECLC’s HEAL team, the Community Lawyer – HEAL will work closely with the Client Advocate - HEAL to provide advocacy, legal advice and legal/case support interventions to clients presenting with complex needs and experiencing systemic barriers to accessing services.

Skills Required

You will be eligible to hold an unrestricted Employee Practicing Certificate in Victoria, and have demonstrated post-admission experience in a broad range of areas including civil law, criminal law and in providing generalist legal advice. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions. You will be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • experience working within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • experience delivering culturally safe services
  • experience working with client groups with complex needs

A position description is attached.

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