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Lawyer - Melbourne CBD / Bendigo / Shepparton

Tenants Victoria

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  • Multiple opportunities available to impact the renter crisis
    • CBD Melbourne, Bendigo and Shepparton
  • Peak body and specialist tenancy legal centre for renters
  • Salary Base $105,000 plus super and salary packaging up to $18,400, 37.5-hour week + 5 Days Additional Leave

Tenants Victoria is the peak body for the state’s renters, who number almost 2 million people. Our vision is for safe, secure and affordable homes for Victorian renters in a fair housing system. For many renting is a permanent situation rather than a transition from the family home to home ownership.

We believe all renters, including people living in rooming house and caravan park residents, should be able to afford a home that allows them to live full lives and contribute to their communities. Our services include information, legal advice and representation, financial counselling, and outreach. We aim to make the housing system fairer in several ways, including advocating for practices and attitudes that respect renting and for policies and laws that support the rights of renters.

WHY CHOOSE US:

  • Extra paid 5 days of leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • We offer salary packaging up to $15,900 +$2500 to staff, allowing you to earn more each week.
  • We offer a hybrid flexible working model and collegiate working environment, close to public transport.
  • We strive to embrace our core strategic values - Collaborative - we work together; Optimistic – we believe we can make a difference; Effective - we deliver; Kindness – we listen deeply.

ABOUT YOU

You believe that housing is a human right and are driven to make renting fairer. You are a motivated self-starter who can work autonomously to deliver high quality results and exceed expectations. You have high attention to detail, are well-organised and can build rapport with people quickly.

KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS IS YOUR:

  • Commitment to social justice and renters’ rights.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills (oral and written), and excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively manage competing demands, including knowing when to escalate matters to a supervisor.
  • Knowledge of residential tenancies law, or ability to quickly learn this area of law.
  • Strong administrative, organisational and IT skills.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • You will have a current practicing certificate.
  • Ideally 2+ years post admission experience with proven experience in the conduct of legal casework from commencement to conclusion, advocacy experience at VCAT preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to communicate empathetically with a variety of clients, including those with cognitive impairment or language barriers, people from diverse backgrounds, people with alcohol or other drug dependence and people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
  • Demonstrated high level oral communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills, commensurate with high quality legal work, including understanding and application of plain English writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent clients in courts, tribunals and dispute resolution processes.
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