Employment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Community Lawyer / Advocate

Maternity Leave Position (12 months)

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is currently recruiting for a Community Lawyer/ Advocate to join the PCLC  team providing advocacy services to private rental tenants in the South East of Melbourne.

The Community Lawyer/Advocate  assists vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians to identify and resolve their tenancy issues through the delivery of high quality advice, casework and advocacy services. The Community Lawyer/Advocate will provide duty lawyer/advocacy services  in the Residential Tenancies List of the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.

You will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as law, housing, community services, community development, or social work.
  • Highly developed advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of residential tenancies legislation and understanding of the housing and homelessness sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in, or demonstrates capacity to undertake, direct service delivery, including provision of information, advice and referral services, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of clients, representation of clients in formal settings.

Position Description:

PD TAAP Community Lawyer Advocate (Maternity Leave 12 months)

For further information please contact Jackie Galloway 9783 3600

Applications in writing, addressing the key selection criteria to the CEO at pclc@pclc.org.au  by 5:00pm, 20 December 2019

Community Lawyer – 3 days pw

 About the role:

An exciting opportunity for a community lawyer has arisen at Peninsula Community Legal Centre working as part of our new innovative outreach project – the Street Law Coffee Van Project.

The Street Law Coffee Van Project will visit isolated and disengaged communities on the Mornington Peninsula and the local government areas of Casey and Cardinia to provide legal and non-legal support and information.

The Project is an assertive outreach project which will see the Community Lawyer spend two days on the road taking legal services to the community and one day in the office providing ongoing representation and casework.  The Community Lawyer will be accompanied on the road by a PCLC employed Community Engagement Officer.

The Street Law Community Lawyer will play a key role in the effective development and implementation of the project, which will involve assertive outreach to communities which may include people who are homeless, experiencing family violence, disability, chronic ill health, drug and alcohol dependence, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and members of CALD communities.

The Community Lawyer will be part of our general legal team and provide legal services including information, advice, minor assistance, casework and representation.

This is a 0.6 FTE role (3 days a week)  on a one year contract.  In addition to the weekly hours the position will also be required to work a number of weekend events or outreach services.

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • Possess, or be eligible to possess, a current Victorian practising certificate with two years post admission experience.
  • Have experience in direct legal service delivery, including provision of legal advice, casework and representation of clients in court or other settings.
  • Need to be confident in effectively engaging and communicating with vulnerable or disengaged people with complex legal needs who may struggle to access legal support.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice principles, understanding of the legal assistance sector and a commitment to PCLC ‘s vision and values.

 Position Description:

PD Community Lawyer StreetLaw 2019

How to apply for this job

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Address the key selection criteria

For more information please contact Jackie Galloway  on 9783 3600.

Applications must be in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, applications  close  15th  December 2019 

 

Community Engagement Officer – 3 days pw

 

About the role:

An exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Officer has arisen at Peninsula Community Legal Centre working as part of our new innovative outreach project – the Street Law Coffee Van Project.

The Street Law Coffee Van Project will visit isolated and disengaged communities on the Mornington Peninsula and the local government areas of Casey and Cardinia to provide legal and non-legal support and information.

The Project is an assertive outreach project which will spend two days on the road taking legal services to the community and one day in the office for project planning, development and follow-up casework and referrals. The Community Engagement Officer will be accompanied on the road by a PCLC employed Community Lawyer.

The Street Law Community Engagement Officer will play a key role in the effective development and implementation of the project, which will involve assertive outreach to communities which may include people who are homeless, experiencing family violence, disability, chronic ill health, drug and alcohol dependence, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and members of CALD communities.

This is a 0.6 FTE role (3 days a week) on a one year contract.  The position will also be required to work a number of weekend events or outreach services.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or experience in community development, social sciences or related discipline.
  • Confidence in effectively engaging and communicating with vulnerable or disengaged people with complex legal needs who may struggle to access legal support
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice principles, understanding of the legal assistance sector and a commitment to PCLC ‘s vision and values
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills with ability to use those skills to communicate with a range of audiences with diverse communication styles
  • Proven track record of building collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in community development and project development
  • Proven ability to work within limited supervision, manage competing priorities and find creative solutions to problems
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team.

Job Description:

PD Community Engagement Officer StreetLaw 2019 

How to apply for this job:

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Address Key Selection Criteria

For more information please contact Jackie Galloway  on 9783 3600.

Applications  must be writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, applications  close 15th  December 2019