- Job posted on: 2nd Jan 2020
- Applications close:
As a South West Community Legal Centre employee you will be making a real difference every day. This position is well suited to a legal practitioner or paralegal with experience in family law, domestic and family violence issues, child protection and other relevant practice areas. The applicant will need to demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, social and economic issues facing people in the South West community.
As a key team member you will work with other staff members and report to the Managing Principal Solicitor.
You will ideally have experience in most or all of the following areas of law: restraining order matters, family law, child protection, criminal injuries compensation and other areas of civil law.
As part of a small legal team, you’ll be applying your skills and sharing your knowledge across a diverse range of matters. Reporting directly to our Principal Solicitor, you’ll manage a diverse caseload and be given opportunities to further your own professional development.
This is a 2 day per week position based in our Bunbury office, and may involve travel to our nearby Outreach locations or local courts. Benefits of working for SWCLC include flexible hours, generous salary packaging, five weeks holiday annual (FTE), development opportunities and a great working environment in a rewarding sector.
You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and their decisions. You will take a pro-active, holistic approach to your work. You are able to operate both autonomously and within a cohesive team, and have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple, competing demands. You will also have an ability to maintain a balance between delivering legal services and working within our legal program model with specific objectives.
All positions at South West Community Legal Centre are subject to ongoing funding.
Please apply by email to Eleanor.firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Solicitor/Paralegal - Bunbury application via EthicalJobs.
Please include a current resume and statement addressing each of the criteria outlined below. Please keep your response to a brief paragraph for each:
A current resume including:
If you wish to include a cover letter, please do. We ask you avoid repeating material from the above and instead outline briefly what makes you an outstanding candidate for this role.
Applications close: 17th January 2020.