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Solicitor

Advertiser: Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)2 out of 52.0 overall rating (2 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Feb 2021
Location
Cairns & Far North
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Family Law

Solicitor

 

About the business

QIFVLS is a state-wide Community Legal Practice with offices across 5 regions in Queensland. We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services, including court and tribunal representation, welfare support, advocacy and community education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims or survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated Solicitor to join our Cairns office team. In this role, you will act as an advocate by providing legal advice, you will conduct legal case work and legal representation in the areas of Domestic and Family Violence, Child Protection, Family Law and Victims Assist Queensland applications. You will also engage with our local stakeholders and conduct community legal education sessions within our Far North Queensland service delivery areas.

The delivery of our legal services, plus the delivery of our community legal education sessions, is done in a culturally meaningful and trauma informed manner to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who are victims/ survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault, receive quality legal services, representation and advice, whilst fully assisting our clients understand and navigate the relevant legal system, child protection system or victim assistance application process with confidence.

About you

 You will have strong and demonstrated advocacy experience and a sound knowledge of Family Law, Child Protection, Domestic & Family Violence law and victims’ assistance applications. You will also have a minimum of 2 years post admission experience. This role is located in Cairns and you will be expected to reside in Cairns. You must also be able to participate in regular Regional Court Circuit which includes some overnight travel.

You will also possess a current Open Drivers Licence and you must be eligible to work in Australia.

A cultural appreciation/understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is essential or having worked previously with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients would be advantageous.

Benefits and perks

  • Salary + Super + Salary packaging scheme ($15,899 per annum) + 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Uniforms – Court Attire & Casual
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual QLS Practicing Certification & Ins costs (including CPD conference)
  • Training opportunities (after 12 months’ employment) in the following areas:
  • Independent Children's Lawyer/ Separate Representative
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Advocacy
  • Travel to rural and remote Qld with generous travel allowance
  • Relocation costs negotiated with the successful applicant

QIFVLS supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

QIFVLS acknowledges with appreciation that this position is funded by the Australian Government through the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV through Seek. Questions regarding the role can be sent to hr@qifvls.com.au.

Applications close 5:00pm 

Friday 26 February 2021

 

 

 

About the business

QIFVLS is a state-wide Community Legal Practice with offices across 5 regions in Queensland. We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services, including court and tribunal representation, welfare support, advocacy and community education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims or survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated Solicitor to join our Cairns office team. In this role, you will act as an advocate by providing legal advice, you will conduct legal case work and legal representation in the areas of Domestic and Family Violence, Child Protection, Family Law and Victims Assist Queensland applications. You will also engage with our local stakeholders and conduct community legal education sessions within our Far North Queensland service delivery areas.

The delivery of our legal services, plus the delivery of our community legal education sessions, is done in a culturally meaningful and trauma informed manner to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who are victims/ survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault, receive quality legal services, representation and advice, whilst fully assisting our clients understand and navigate the relevant legal system, child protection system or victim assistance application process with confidence.

About you

 You will have strong and demonstrated advocacy experience and a sound knowledge of Family Law, Child Protection, Domestic & Family Violence law and victims’ assistance applications. You will also have a minimum of 2 years post admission experience. This role is located in Cairns and you will be expected to reside in Cairns. You must also be able to participate in regular Regional Court Circuit which includes some overnight travel.

You will also possess a current Open Drivers Licence and you must be eligible to work in Australia.

A cultural appreciation/understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is essential or having worked previously with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients would be advantageous.

Benefits and perks

  • Salary + Super + Salary packaging scheme ($15,899 per annum) + 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • Uniforms – Court Attire & Casual
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual QLS Practicing Certification & Ins costs (including CPD conference)
  • Training opportunities (after 12 months’ employment) in the following areas:
  • Independent Children's Lawyer/ Separate Representative
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Advocacy
  • Travel to rural and remote Qld with generous travel allowance
  • Relocation costs negotiated with the successful applicant

QIFVLS supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

QIFVLS acknowledges with appreciation that this position is funded by the Australian Government through the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV through Seek. Questions regarding the role can be sent to hr@qifvls.com.au.

Applications close 5:00pm 

Friday 26 February 2021

 

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a solicitor?
  • Are you available to travel for this role when required?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you hold a current Australian legal practising certificate?

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