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Position Vacant: Domestic Violence Solicitor

Western NSW Community Legal Centre (WNSWCLC) is seeking a dedicated Domestic Violence solicitor to:

  • Provide access to justice for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals; and

  • Deliver high quality legal assistance and community legal education

This is a temporary position (until 30 June, 2022). The successful applicant will be based in Dubbo NSW and travel is required.


The Organisation

WNSWCLC is a not for profit non-government organisation providing free, accessible, high quality legal and non-legal holistic services for disadvantaged people across the Orana and Western regions of the state. WNSWCLC also provides a dedicated domestic violence unit (DVU), Western Women’s Legal Support, with solicitors and caseworkers facilitating assistance to female victims of family and domestic violence.


The Role

As a key member of this team, you will provide legal information, advice and support to clients in a culturally safe and appropriate manner whilst working collaboratively with non-legal service providers and other stakeholders to provide a professional and holistic service to clients of the Centre. You will undertake ongoing casework, prepare and deliver community legal education, participate in law reform initiatives and activities, engage and foster relationships with partner organisations and undertake outreach work in communities within the region. The DVU Solicitor will work closely with DVU Caseworkers to give legal assistance to women who are victims of family or domestic violence.


Benefits

  • Flexible, supportive and collaborative workplace

  • Attractive salary package and benefits including additional paid leave over Christmas

  • Assistance with relocation, travel and meal allowances

Skills Required

You will have demonstrated knowledge of the law and legal processes, ideally with experience providing legal services to disadvantaged individuals and/or people who have experienced trauma, together with a strong commitment to social justice.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal history check prior to commencement of employment.


All applicants must obtain an information package containing the selection criteria by contacting 02 6884 9422 or emailing legalhelp@wnswclc.org.au. To be considered for this position, applicants must clearly address each of the questions in the selection criterial individually.


Western NSW Community Legal Centre Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


WNSWCLC considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


Applications are to be addressed to the Executive Officer– lianne.davids@wnswclc.org.au




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WESTERN NSW COMMUNITY
LEGAL CENTRE INC

51 Bultje St Dubbo NSW    

T: (02) 6884 9422

FREECALL: 1800 655 927

E: LegalHelp@wnswclc.org.au

 

Domestic Violence Unit: (02) 6885 4531

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