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Senior Practitioner - Disability Royal Commission Legal Service

Legal Aid Queensland
  • Salary: $107,878.00 to $115,522.00 a year plus leave, superannuation & salary packaging
  • Status: Temporary full-time                              
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Vacancy number: LAQ 09/20            

Legal Aid Queensland’s Information and Advice Services area provides high-quality legal information, referral and legal advice services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders over the telephone, face-to-face, at our regional offices, at correctional centres and via videoconference.

The division is currently hosting a hotline providing frontline legal assistance to clients engaged with, or seeking to engage with, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). This hotline forms part of the Disability Royal Commission Legal Service (DRCLS), which is a national service operated by Legal Aid Queensland, in conjunction with staff from National Legal Aid and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.

The DRCLS provides legal advice, information and assistance to people with disability, their families, carers, advocates and supporters wanting to engage with the Royal Commission. It is an independent, trauma-informed and culturally safe service delivered nationally using best practice standards and a human rights approach.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced social worker or psychologist to take on a key leadership role managing Legal Aid Queensland’s contribution to the DRCLS.

As team manager, you will oversee, train and support a team that:

  • Provides legal advice, information and assistance to people with disability, their families, supporters and advocates to assist them to engage with and understand the Royal Commission processes; and
  • Identifies the support needed to ensure that clients can access timely and appropriate legal and referral services.

You will have expertise in the delivery of high-level, trauma-informed, inclusive and accessible clinical or case work services for people with disability and in the leadership of a multidisciplinary team. You will have knowledge of services throughout Queensland and Australia that support persons with disability and will be committed to working with internal and external stakeholders to improve service delivery for clients. On a day-to-day basis, you will guide and mentor staff of the DRCLS in trauma-informed and inclusive service delivery, manage the team’s work and may undertake brief interventions for clients who present with high support needs. The role offers you the chance to expand your policy development experience, while still maintaining your clinical and/or case management skills.                

A Position Description is attached below.

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