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Solicitor / Caseworker

Refugee Advice and Casework Service
  • 12 month contract

RACS is one of Australia’s oldest and most successful dedicated community legal centres with a vision of justice and dignity for refugees and a world where those who seek Australia’s protection are able to live their lives with dignity, security, family unity and freedom. RACS's work is premised on a commitment to fundamental human rights, human dignity and international protection. RACS demonstrates this commitment through its independent, impartial and professional advice; the integrity of its staff and volunteers; its belief in continuous learning, including through partnerships with other organisations; and the fair and flexible conditions it provides for staff and volunteers.

This role is intended to assist with RACS Afghanistan Crisis Response Clinic. For more information about that service please see here. The position reports to a RACS Supervising Senior Solicitor.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience as a legal practitioner with knowledge of Australian immigration law and practice, particularly refugee law.
  • Previously had or currently engaged in the direct supervision of volunteers, practical legal trainees or Paralegals.
  • Experience working with clients from torture & trauma backgrounds and or/ culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • High-level communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage time and priorities effectively and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a diverse team.
  • A commitment to refugee and human rights issues.

A position description is attached.

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