Mackay & Coalfields
Family Law
Full time
Posted 20d ago

About Us

QIFVLS is a state-wide Community Legal Practice with offices across 8 regions in Queensland. We are expanding our service to Mackay. 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 of family violence and/or sexual assault.

Currently we have a vacancy for a Solicitor in our Mackay office.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate, personable and respectful Solicitor with a minimum of 2 years PAE. The successful applicant will have a good understanding in the areas of Family Law, Child Protection and Domestic & Family Violence and victims assistance applications. Ideally the successful candidate lives, or wants to live in Mackay.

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.

Not only will you attend to Court & Tribunal appearances and case files, part of your role will also be to attend outreach whilst making a difference to victims-

  • Ensuring 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
  • Working to help clients understand and navigate the relevant legal system, child protection system or victim assistance application process
  • Providing legal advice, advocacy and representation in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Delivering Community Legal Education sessions

Benefits and perks

  • Assistance with home office setup
  • Salary + Super
  • 5 weeks paid annual leave
  • Uniforms – Court Attire & Casual
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual QLS Practicing Certification & Ins costs (including CPD conference)
  • Travel to rural and remote Qld with generous travel allowance
  • Relocation costs negotiated with the right applicant
  • Training opportunities in the following areas:
    • Independent Children's Lawyer
    • Family Dispute Resolution
    • Advocacy

Skills and experience

You must be able to participate in regular Regional Court Circuit which includes some overnight travel. A current Open Drivers Licence is mandatory, and you must be eligible to work in Australia.

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

Applications Close 5:00pm Friday 1 July 2022


Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a solicitor?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Do you hold a current Australian legal practising certificate?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Are you available to travel for this role when required?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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