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Community Lawyer - Integrated Services Project

Social Security Rights Victoria
  • 30.4 hours per week
  • Fixed term to May 2022
  • Based in Fitzroy, Victoria
  • $90,442 - $94,436 pro rata, plus leave loading and superannuation
  • Salary packing available

About Us

Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV) is a state-wide community legal centre specialising in social security and related law, procedures and policy. Financial Counselling Victoria (FCVic) is the peak body and professional association for financial counsellors in Victoria. SSRV and FCVic have established a partnership to bring together social security law experts and financial counsellors to work together more effectively to improve client outcomes.

The Integrated Services Project is funded by the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety, with the funding administered by the Federation of Community Legal Centres. The Integrated Services Project team includes a Financial Counsellor and a Community Lawyer.

About the Position

The Community Lawyer contributes to the ongoing development and implementation of this innovative integrated service. Key responsibilities include delivery of legal information, advice, casework and representation services; providing secondary consultation and casework support to other professionals; developing and championing integrated practice; participating in and developing cross sector engagement; designing and delivering professional development activities and resources; identifying and responding to policy and systemic issues arising through client services and project implementation; and contributing project accountability and reporting.

Who we are looking for

  • A qualified legal practitioner holding, or eligible to hold, a current legal practising certificate
  • Experience in delivery of direct client legal services including advice, casework and tribunal representation
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagements skills
  • Commitment to integrated practice and systemic advocacy
  • Ability to work proactively and flexibly as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

For further information please call Gillian Wilks on (03) 9481 0299.

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