Solicitor - QIFVLS - Mt Isa
Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
SOLICITOR TEAM LEADER (Min 3 Years PAE)
Family Law | Child Protection | Domestic & Family Violence
Mount Isa Location
Looking for a change from your hectic lifestyle? Live and work in Mt Isa.
Mt Isa is a city in the Gulf Country Region, 900km west of Townsville, where the romance of the outback meets the grit of a mining town. It is the birthplace of Greg Norman and Pat Rafter and a great place to raise a family.
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 of family violence and/or sexual assault.
Currently we have a vacancy for a Solicitor (Team Leader) in our Mount Isa office that services the Gulf and West Queensland Region.
About the role
We are looking for a passionate, personable and respectful Solicitor who has at least 3 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 Mount Isa, or surrounding area and wants to make a difference.
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 and visit the beautiful surroundings of Mt Isa and the Gulf Country 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
Some of the benefits you will enjoy when working for us are:
• Salary + Super + Mobile + Laptop + Vehicle
• NFP Salary packaging scheme to increase your take home pay ($15,899 per annum)
• 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
• Relaxed office environment
• Relocation costs negotiated with the right applicant
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.
QIFVLS acknowledges with appreciation that this position is funded by the Australian Government through the National Indigenous Australians Agency.