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Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Work TypesContract, Full Time, Part Time
  • CategoriesLegal and Human Rights, Education and Training, Womens Organisations and Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 28 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 12 Dec 2019
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Education and Engagement Coordinator / Lawyer

Women's Legal Service Victoria
Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Work TypesContract, Full Time, Part Time
  • CategoriesLegal and Human Rights, Education and Training, Womens Organisations and Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 28 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 12 Dec 2019

About Us

Women’s Legal Service Victoria (Women’s Legal) works with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.  We provide legal advice and representation to women experiencing disadvantage - including full representation (through to final hearing) and daily duty lawyer services in an integrated and holistic practice. We also provide in-house financial counselling and social worker support and outreach to family violence organisations, including video conferencing service delivery to clients in regional and remote locations.

We advocate for law and policy that respects and promotes the rights of women by advising on the development of policy and legislation, and advocate on the implications of the intersection of family violence, family law and child protection.

We build the capacity of other professionals and the community to identify and respond appropriately to legal need - working across the continuum from primary prevention of violence against women, early intervention so that women access legal help and make informed choices, through to building the capacity of the tertiary response sector to respond to the legal needs of women impacted by family violence.

About the Role

To develop and deliver best practice training, legal education, and community and sector development programs that build the capacity of professionals and communities to respond appropriately to women experiencing relationship breakdown or violence.

This is fixed-term position for a period of 12 months at full time or part time (minimum 0.6FTE) status - negotiable.

Education and Training

  • Work collaboratively with the Education and Engagement team and other Women’s Legal staff to develop evidence-based and best practice training and education programs
  • Deliver quality training and education programs to a broad range of professionals
  • Work with communities to strengthen women’s capacity to exercise their rights and make informed decisions about their relationships 
  • Collaborate with Women’s Legal colleagues and partner organisations to deliver programs that meet the needs of women experiencing family violence
  • Work collaboratively with Women’s legal and policy staff to develop an integrated approach to the achievement of the organisation’s goals

Legal practice 

On a fortnightly roster basis:

  • Provide efficient and appropriate legal advice and assistance through the Women’s Legal service delivery program

General Duties 

  • Participate effectively in organisational strategic planning initiatives, policy and procedure development and projects to advance Women’s Legal 

Skills, Knowledge and Behaviour 

The following skills, knowledge and behaviours are required:

  • Ability to plan, design, develop and implement best practice education and training programs, including the development of learning resources
  • Strong project management skills, including setting priorities, planning and organising work
  • Strategic and systemic thinking and the ability to foster these skills in others
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively network with a range of stakeholders

Qualifications and Experience 

The following qualifications and experience are required for the position:

Essential

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in training development and facilitation

Desirable 

  • Qualified Lawyer holding, or eligible to hold, a Victorian practising certificate
  • Experience in delivery of educational programs that respond to and/or prevent violence against women
  • Experience in project coordination and stakeholder liaison

Benefits

We offer our staff:

  • A supportive team work environment, working alongside other high calibre legal professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A commitment to your professional and personal development
  • A flexible working environment
  • Generous salary packaging 

Gender Specific Role  

This position is for a female

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and a covering letter outlining a response to the following questions:

  1. Describe how you’ve developed and implemented a training program.
  2. Tell us about a time you worked as part of a team to complete a job? What was your role, and how did you go about completing the job?
  3. How have you shown a commitment to social justice in your work or outside of your work activities?

Please submit your resume and covering letter with a response to the above three questions by Thursday 12th December 2019. We are aiming to review and interview candidates prior to Christmas, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. A full position description is available by phone 03 8622 0600 or email admin@womenslegal.org.au.

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