Employment Opportunity: Legal Intake Officer GVCLC

Legal Intake Officer – 2 positions available sharing 1.6 EFT.

Are you seeking an opportunity to apply your legal and people skills in a diverse and stimulating environment that enables access to justice for some of regional Victoria’s most vulnerable community members? We have the role for you!

The Shepparton-based Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (a program of ARC Justice) operates primarily in the Goulburn Valley region (LGAs of Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Strathbogie, Benalla, Mansfield and Moira). Just over 2 hours north of Melbourne by freeway and regularly serviced by train via Seymour, GVCLC is based in one of regional Victoria’s most desirable localities, featuring excellent schools, health facilities and cultural experiences.

GVCLC services include:

  • Legal Assistance (information, referral, advice and casework)
  • Legal Education
  • Policy and Law Reform Work

We are seeking highly motivated people to be the first point of contact for our clients. The position is one of two Legal Intake Officer roles at the Centre and responsibilities will be shared. The position would be suited to a law student who has made significant progress in their studies or a recent graduate. The role provides telephone and face to face services to identify a clients’ legal issues and provide information. The role will identify, prioritise and action clients’ legal and support needs through referrals to in-house and external services. You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

As well as 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.

In addition to significant progress or the completion of a Law Degree, applicants must have a desire to pursue a career in social justice and community law and have an unrestricted driver’s license, clear Police Check and current Working with Children Card. Equal opportunity principles will be applied and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

A Position Description can be downloaded from….
Legal Intake officer Position Description

How to apply

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.  Applications to be addressed to Mim Dineen, Corporate Services Manager, ARC Justice and emailed by 9.00am Friday 5th July 2019 to recruitment@arcjustice.org.au   All enquiries about the position can be directed to Julie O’Connor (03) 5831 0900 at GVCLC.

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