Employment Opportunity: Senior Lawyer (Rumbalara Health-Justice Partnership)

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Full time (1.0 EFT) until 30th September 2018.

Flexibility in the EFT requirements may be available to selected applicants

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Are you a mature and dynamic lawyer, passionate about social justice and want to work in one of Victoria’s most culturally vibrant and beautiful regional areas?

ARC Justice is a leading and innovative advocacy and rights organisation that delivers client focused services that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people in rural and regional Victoria. We elevate justice as an issue in public discourse and advocate for systemic change that upholds human rights. We are a leader that strengthens the sector, pursuing best practice and innovation through collaboration and being an Employer of Choice.

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre is seeking a highly motivated lawyer to project manage and deliver a new Health Justice Partnership with Rumbalara Aboriginal Corporation, which is a major regional Aboriginal Community Health Service. The incumbent will respectfully use her/his high-level interpersonal and organisational skills to foster a therapeutic model of legal service delivery which engages clients with health and social welfare supports in a culturally sensitive environment and addresses the personal issues underlying their involvement in the justice system.

The Shepparton based Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (GVCLC) delivers a range of legal assistance services (casework, education and policy) across the Goulburn Valley. GVCLC is a division of the Bendigo-based Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and a program of ARC Justice. This position will be based at both Rumbalara and the GVCLC offices.

In addition to possessing the qualifications necessary to practice law in Victoria, applicants must have a desire to pursue a career in public interest and community law and have an unrestricted drivers license.

Terms and conditions of employment are based on the Community Legal Centres Multi-Business Agreement with over award (SCHADS) salary in the range of $70,000 – $75,000 per annum, pro rata, based on qualifications, skills and experience, plus salary packaging.

Applicants are asked to address both the essential and desirable Key Selection Criteria, in the Position Description.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants who do not address all the selection criteria will not be interviewed. Applications need to include a covering letter, resume and preferably no more than three A4 pages addressing the selection criteria and be addressed to Ms Chris Sedgman, Operations Manager, ARC Justice and emailed by 9:00am, Thursday 4th August 2016, to recruitment@arcjustice.org.au.

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