Employment Opportunity: Community Lawyer

Community Lawyer   Term: Full Time 38 hours per week (1.0 EFT) – Ongoing

This Community Lawyer position will provide family violence intervention order support at the Shepparton Specialist Family Violence Court (SFVC) and ongoing legal assistance with related matters such as Family Law, Child Protection, Criminal Law and Victims of Crime assistance (VOCAT).

Working with both victims and perpetrators, the Community Lawyer will ensure that all legal issues are identified, and referrals are made to support services to address underlying issues. The Community Lawyer will aim to provide ongoing legal assistance with all related matters, with a focus on family law, and where appropriate make referrals to other legal services.
Networking, building good working relationships and working collaboratively with relevant stakeholders will be an integral part of the role. The position will work closely with all practitioners working in the family violence space and will be required to attend relevant stakeholder meetings to continually improve experiences for those attending court for family violence matters with the aim to achieve better outcomes for their families.

As a member of the GVCLC legal team, the Community Lawyer will be supported in the role by GVCLC colleagues, a strong referral network and a range of training opportunities.
GVCLC lawyers work across teams and the position will be required to occasionally support the generalist and family violence services of GVCLC, including by travelling to outlying courts and undertaking other duties reasonably required.

On offer is an attractive salary, 3 days ex gratia between Christmas and New Year’s Day, salary packaging and accommodation and meal/entertainment packaging is also available. Relocation assistance is also on offer for the right candidate.
You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

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Enquiries can be directed to our Senior Coordinating Lawyer; Sejal Amin at:
Email: sej@gvclc.org.au
PH:  03 5831 0900

How to Apply
Applications must be directed to:
Email: recruitment@arcjustice.org.au
Applications must include a Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume), Cover letter and response to the key selection criteria (not exceeding two pages). Please note that applications that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered for interview.
Please address applications to Naomi Burch, HR & Governance Officer and email by 5pm Friday the 12th June 2020 to recruitment@arcjustice.org.au
Equal opportunity principals will be applied and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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