- Job posted on: 18th Jun 2021
- Applications close:
TASC was established in 1982 and continues today as a community legal centre, providing free legal and advocacy services to the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. As a team of passionate professionals we are working together to get results for people in need whilst our future focus keeps us finding alternative ways to improve the outcomes for our clients.
TASC provides services across a range of areas of law including mental health law, domestic violence, peace and good behaviour matters, civil law, consumer law, credit, debt, motor vehicle property damage, human rights, family law, child protection, as well as criminal and traffic matters.
This work is provided to a diverse range of clients including people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those experiencing domestic or family violence, financial difficulties and homelessness.
TASC is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTIQ+ communities.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to join our team as a solicitor whilst enjoying the wonderful lifestyle opportunity available in Toowoomba and surrounds. The position is full time, subject to ongoing funding. You will be responsible for undertaking high-quality legal work that seeks to make a difference.
This role provides advice and limited representation on general family, domestic violence, child protection civil and criminal law issues, some duty lawyer work will be required. If you are not already accredited with Legal Aid Queensland to perform duty lawyer services TASC will support you to become accredited. You will assist to collect data and monitor and evaluate casework and actively contribute to the ongoing marketing and profiling of TASC. You will work collaboratively with other professionals within TASC and create new growth opportunities through effective networking and relationships with other service providers. Work with us to create social change through action.
Have a minimum of 3-5 PAE, ideally with strong experience in generalist practice.
Admission or eligible for immediate admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland, and eligible for a current practicing certificate.
Experience in providing advice and/or duty lawyer services in Child Protection.
Experience in providing advice and court services in Domestic Violence and mental health law an advantage.
Proven ability to work independently and within a team environment. You will have the ability to effectively communicate with clients with all backgrounds including those with mental health. Additionally you will have exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. You will also demonstrate a willingness to participate in community legal education and law reform activities. You will have a commitment to professional development, and a willingness to expand knowledge and skills.
The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to the principles of social justice and have a genuine interest in working to help people who are experiencing disadvantage.
You must hold or be immediately eligible to obtain a Queensland Disability Worker Card based on mandatory criminal history screening, and hold an unrestricted Queensland driver's license.
If you are ready to move your career into a more rewarding field whilst enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle, please apply now or contact 07 4616 9700 if you have any queries.