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Community Lawyer

Family Violence Prevention Team - Kununurra

Employer: Kimberley Community Legal Services
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Family Services, Legal & Human Rights, Women's Organisations & Services, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 02 March, 2016.
Applications close: 21 March, 2016.

Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS) provides free legal assistance and outreach across the Kimberley including Kununurra, Broome, Derby, Halls Creek, Wyndham and remote communities.

KCLS is the largest remote civil law service in Australia and offers legal advice, assistance and limited representation in family law, family violence, criminal injuries compensation, credit and debt, tenancy and general civil law, as well as providing public tenancy support and financial counselling services.

We focus on social justice and human rights, community participation and collaboration, and quality, pro-active and responsive service delivery, including law reform.

Our approach is based upon principles of community development, with an emphasis on relationship-building, cultural sensitivity and community legal education.

The majority of KCLS clients are Aboriginal and we strive to maximise Aboriginal involvement in staffing and management.

About the Pilot Project

Kimberley Community Legal Services has been selected by the Australian Government to implement a Specialist Family Violence Unit under the Women’s Safety Package (announced in September 2015). The newly formed Family Violence Prevention Team will provide culturally- and gender-appropriate, wrap-around intensive support (including legal services) to vulnerable women at risk of family violence.

The team will operate on a co-case management model and will include the following personnel:

Project Co-ordinator – full-timeCommunity Lawyer – full-timeAdministrative Officer – 3 daysCommunity Legal Educator – 3 days

About You

As a key member of the newly established Family Violence Prevention Team, the Community Lawyer will work closely with project and other personnel to provide high quality legal services with a particular focus on family violence, child protection and generalist law. The role will allow the Community Lawyer to add significant value to the legal practice by delivering holistic and high quality prevention and intervention legal services to victims of family violence.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a client-centred legal environment and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The applicant will be committed to meeting the needs of the most disadvantaged in the community and taking a holistic approach to their work, including co-case management. The applicant will also be comfortable operating both autonomously and within a cohesive team, and have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple, competing demands.

The position is full-time and based in Kununurra (with outreach across the East Kimberley).

Salary Package: $71,254.56 (+ Salary Packaging + Housing Allowance + 9.5% Super Contribution).

The position description and further information is attached below or available from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to apply for this jobApplications may be made by forwarding a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter, including responses to the key selection criteria, by 9.00am, Monday 21 March 2016 to:

Director, Libby Stewart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line: Community Lawyer application via EthicalJobs.

Applications must clearly address the key selection criteria. Applications which do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Questions: Please contact Libby Stewart, Director on 0499 014 596 or Sarouche Razi, Principal Solicitor on (08) 9169 3100.

To view the Job Description please click here

Last modified: 03/03/2016 10:33 AM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893


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