- Job posted on: 28th Nov 2019
- Applications close:
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.
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
On a fortnightly roster basis:
The following skills, knowledge and behaviours are required:
The following qualifications and experience are required for the position:
We offer our staff:
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.