- Job posted on: 12th Feb 2020
- Applications close:
North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service (NAAFLS) is a non-government Aboriginal Corporation funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for the purpose of providing legal advice, representation and community legal education to Aboriginal people living in Communities and small towns across the Top End of the Northern Territory. NAAFLS provides advice and representation to the victims of Domestic Violence, to Family Law clients and to families who are the subject of Child Protection Applications or Orders. Other work includes the preparation of wills, Victims of Crime Compensation Claims and assistance and support with housing applications or disputes.
This is an important leadership position within an Aboriginal Legal Service which prides itself on best practice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of the Aboriginal clients of NAAFLS by ensuring they receive comprehensive, timely and sensitive legal advice and representation. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills, the capacity to think outside of the square, a genuine desire and commitment to social justice, the capacity to lead a dynamic legal team and to work in a collegiate manner with management and staff from diverse backgrounds.
A generous package commensurate with experience will be offered to the successful applicant.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please Note: It is a requirement that prior to commencement of the role the successful applicant possess an Ochre card (Working with children clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current NT driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one.
A Position Description is attached.