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Solicitor

Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service

Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service is an independent community legal centre specialising in Social Security law. We receive funding from the Commonwealth and State Governments. Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service is also funded to provide a tenant advocate service. We are looking to employ an experienced solicitor (eligible for an unrestricted practicing certificate in Western Australia) to work in all areas of our service for a fixed period up to 30 June 2021. Employment will be subject to a 3-month probation period.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS

  • Part-time position, 45.6 hours per fortnight.
  • Fixed-term contract to 30 June 2021.
  • Pro-rata of full-time rate $72,187-$81,206.
  • Salary and conditions as per the TLC Emergency Welfare Foundation of Western Australia (Inc.) EBA.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  1. Holder of or eligible for an unrestricted practising certificate in Western Australia.
  2. Knowledge of Social Security law and WA Residential Tenancies law or the ability to quickly acquire this knowledge.
  3. Demonstrated interest in and capacity to undertake litigation in tribunals and courts.
  4. Demonstrated advocacy and negotiation skills, as the role requires you to negotiate with government departments.
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with people in stress/distress who are seeking assistance from us while dealing with a broad range of social and legal issues.
  6. Excellent organisational skills, including both time management and file management.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to ensuring access to justice for all members of the community.

Desirable

  1. Experience in a community legal service will be highly regarded.
  2. Computer or keyboard skills and the ability to use products from the Microsoft Office 365 Suite.
  3. Ability to work in a small team setting comprising solicitors, advocates, volunteers, Board Members, and visitors to the service.
  4. Flexibility and a sense of humour.

Contact:

Kate Beaumont
Executive Officer
Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service
98 Edward St
Perth WA 6000

A position description is attached.

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