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Solicitor (General) - Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre

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  • Community-based organisation undertaking meaningful work;
  • Work as part of a broader supportive team;
  • Family-friendly, flexible working conditions with generous salary packaging opportunities.

About us

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC) aims to provide clients with a service that is specific to their needs. Our team of volunteers and workers are dedicated to ensuring we raise community awareness on legal information, advice and options. We understand that legal and social matters can be complex and often require a combination of legal, social and financial support.

Our Team

You are a key part of the NSCLC team dedicated to serving clients from a range of vulnerable groups in the Western Australian community. One element of our entire NSCLC team has in common, is the belief in Social Justice – the right that all people should have equal access to wealth, health, well-being, justice and opportunity.

The Position

The primary purpose of this role is to provide legal case management to clients, to undertake associated work supporting the functions of the general legal service, with experience in restraining orders and minor criminal law. Duties include -

  • Offering legal advice & assistance to a range of community members within the service boundaries.
  • Working collaboratively with partners and the community to demonstrate effective collective responses to matters affecting vulnerable community members.
  • Working as the duty lawyer for the NSCLC respondent duty lawyer service at Joondalup Court, including support to clients in restraining order shuttle conferencing/mediation.

The Person

The person we are seeking will be a strong collaborator, able to build community networks in a professional setting and be passionate about working with vulnerable groups from culturally and linguistically diverse groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

You will also have strong case management capability, including an ability to interview and assess clients’ problems, identify options, provide information and feedback, provide advice, make referrals and seek to evaluate outcomes.

The person will hold a Bachelor of Laws degree (or recognised equivalent) and will be entitled to practice as a lawyer in Western Australia.

Other requirements of the role can be found in the Job Description Form (JDF).

Employee Benefits

In addition to working as part of a passionate team working in a centre of excellence to support vulnerable people in the community, other benefits include:

  • Salary sacrificing up to $15,900 per annum
  • Support and opportunities for professional development
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Additional leave entitlements
  • The opportunity to be part of a larger community legal services team and organisation.

How to apply

As part of this recruitment process NSCLC wishes to establish a pool of candidates for future Solicitor vacancies. Please acknowledge your interest to be considered as part of the recruitment pool within your application. Please see JDF for more information including the Work-Related Requirements (Selection Criteria) by following the link to: http://www.talenting.com.au/careers/.

To apply for the position please submit the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Statement addressing the Work-Related Requirements no longer than 2 pages.

Applications that do not address the Work-Related Requirements will not be considered.

This position is being managed by Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre's recruitment partners, talenting.

Applications should be submitted via our website by clicking on Apply Now.

For further information please contact Tara Roopra on 08 6244 3222 or 0452 660 461, or via email recruitment@talenting.com.au using the subject line: Solicitor (General) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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