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Lawyer - Family Violence

St Kilda Legal Service

We are seeking a family violence lawyer to join our growing team. A strong knowledge and understanding of family violence is required, and experience in family law, VOCAT and/or child protection considered an advantage.

About the role

The role presents a unique opportunity to assist clients at the Specialist Family Violence Court at the Moorabbin Justice Centre as well as build the LGBTIQ Legal Service family violence practice.

Other key aspects of the role include:

  • A combination of court advocacy and community legal education
  • Working with our health justice and community partners
  • Developing and delivering training which may include the provision of digital and remote strategies
  • Identifying and holistically responding to emerging needs   
  • Participating in networks to improve the family violence system.

If you are motivated, driven, and committed to delivering a high-quality legal service to people at risk of or experiencing family violence, we want to hear from you.

Salary and conditions   

The position is full-time (38 hours per week) but 0.8 or 0.9 FTE will be considered for the right candidate for a fixed term of one year.

Conditions are set out under the SCHADS Award and Community Legal Centre Multi-Business Agreement and this role is classified as Level 5.3 under the pay award.   

The SKLS is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of all ages and people from the LGBTIQ+ communities.

Please see the attached position description for more information. 

Update: the salary advertised on 9 September 2020 has been revised. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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