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Women's Legal Centre (ACT and Region) Inc
  • Deliver legal assistance to women experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence in partnership with Calvary Public Hospital and Gungahlin Child and Family Centre
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team, including health professionals, to deliver this innovative new project.
  • Competitive remuneration package, including generous PBI salary packaging options, leave loading and paid Christmas close-down.
  • Fixed term contract with possibility of extension. Position level commensurate with experience

About the position

The Women's Legal Centre seeks a Solicitor to deliver our Health Justice Project with Calvary Public Hospital and Gungahlin Child and Family Centre. These embedded Partnerships work together to provide safe and confidential legal assistance to women affected by domestic and family violence to support better health and justice outcomes.

This position will be filled on a 12-month contract, with the possibility of extension.

The Health Justice Solicitor will work as part of a small team to:

  • Provide advice, assistance and representation to women who are at experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence on a range of matters, including care arrangements for children, care and protection matters, property disputes and protection orders
  • Support strong and collaborative relationships with staff at Calvary Public Hospital and Gungahlin Child and Family Centre, including working with midwives, social workers and other health professionals, to provide coordinated and responsive assistance to clients within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Deliver community legal education to health professionals to build their capacity to identify and respond to legal issues
  • Work with various stakeholders, including funders and evaluators, to deliver program objectives

Applicants must be eligible for a restricted practising certificate in the Australian Capital Territory and a WWVP Card (ACT).

If you want to use your legal training and experience to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team and deliver legal services to women who would otherwise have no avenue for assistance, this is the job for you!

Note: being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s34 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT). Part-time applications will be considered.

About the Centre

The Women's Legal Centre is an innovative community legal centre providing specialist legal services to vulnerable women in Canberra and the surrounding region. Our main areas of practice are family law, domestic violence, victims of crime, employment and discrimination. We also provide case management support and run specialist programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

For more information please contact smilsonmahy@womenslegalact.org, using the subject line: Solicitor enquiry via EthicalJobs or (02) 6257 4377.

A position description is attached.

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