Community Lawyer - Anglicare Victoria (1)

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Closing On: Monday, 7th January 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

This position, working with an established health justice partnership, transforms how legal services are provided to vulnerable people in our Gippsland community.

You will be:

  • Part of an exciting pilot program
  • Making a difference in your local community
  • Supported and trained

About Us:

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is an independent non-profit service auspiced by Anglicare Victoria. The mission of GCLS is to improve access to justice for all members of the Gippsland Community by providing legal advice and advocacy, empowering individuals and groups through community education, and to remove systemic injustice by advocating for law reform.

The Clean Slates Project (funded through the Legal Services Board) recognises that those with a mental health illness are among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community. This project provides for a co-located lawyer at Latrobe Regional Hospital Community Mental Health Service locations by providing accessible and timely access to legal services for people impacted with a mental health illness. This position ideally suits an experienced civil/generalist lawyer. Comprehensive training in current mental health/legal practices and supervision are provided.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need to:

  • hold a practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014.
  • undertake or appropriately refer a range of legal work relevant to disadvantaged mental health clients, including family law, family violence, tenancy, infringements, debts, and administrative law.
  • work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  • have a commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Lorraine Murray on 0448091870 or by email at Lorraine.murray@anglicarevic.org.au

Applications close 15 January 2019

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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