Senior Lawyer/Lawyer

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Description

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Ballarat office for a Senior Lawyer or Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. You will also play a pivotal role in establishing the new regional service and office. The Senior Lawyer/Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across the region.

Requirements

The Senior Lawyer/Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs.

Our ideal candidate:


The position will work across significant geographical areas and may require regular travel and overnight stays.

Ability to effectively communicate and work with the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and knowledge of social justice issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is preferred.


Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra's screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Childrens Check and a National Police Check. You must also demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.

Benefits


How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit their CV and covering letter via our website (Get Involved tab) via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/B359925449


Only applications received via this link will be considered. Please refer to https://djirra.org.au for organisational information and the position description. Further enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at [email protected]


Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we encourage your application as soon as possible. Please note, interviews for this position will be held at our Melbourne office.

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