Employment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Community Lawyer, Family Violence

35 hr per week – 24 months fixed term

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is seeking experienced Community Lawyers  to join our team in 2021 , providing high quality and timely legal services to clients affected by family violence.

The Community Lawyer, Family Violence will work within the Centre’s family violence team providing information, advice, casework, duty lawyer and representation services under our new Specialist Family Violence Court funding.  Services will also be provided through the Centre’s triage and response service.  The position will also involve undertaking family violence duty lawyer services at the Frankston & Moorabbin  Family Violence Specialist Courts.

You will need:

  • Possesses, or is eligible to possess, a current practicing certificate including High Court registration with two years post admission practice.
  • Experience in court representation including contested hearings and summary crime
  • Highly developed advocacy skills
  • Experience in family violence with an understanding of the challenges impacting vulnerable community members when accessing the family violence and family law legal systems.
  • Experience in duty lawyer role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice principles, understanding of the legal assistance sector and a commitment to PCLC ‘s vision and values.
  • Experience in, or demonstrated capacity to undertake, direct legal service delivery, including provision of information, advice and referral services, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of clients, representation of clients in courts and other legal settings.

SFVC Position Description – Family Violence

For further information please contact Jackie Galloway 9783 3600

Applications in writing, including a resume and addressing the key selection criteria to the CEO at pclc@pclc.org.au  by 5:00pm, 18th December 2020

 

Community Lawyer,  35 hrs (12months)

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc. is seeking a Community Lawyer,   to join our dynamic  team providing high quality legal services to clients across the Centre’s catchment.

The Community Lawyer will work within the Centre’s general legal team to provide high quality and timely legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients across the Centre’s catchment.

The Community Lawyer will provide information, advice, minor assistance, casework, court representation and referral services as part of the Centre’s holistic service delivery practice.

You will need:

  • Possesses, or be eligible to possess, a current practicing certificate with  two  years post admission practice.
  • Experience in court representation.
  • Highly developed advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social justice principles, understanding of the legal assistance sector and commitment to PCLC’s vision and values.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Position Description PCLC – Community Lawyer 2020

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
Applications close 4th December  2020 by 5.00pm

 

 

Community Lawyer, Street Law

 

An exciting opportunity for a community lawyer has arisen at Peninsula Community Legal Centre working as part of our 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 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.

 How to apply for this job:

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Address the key selection criteria

Position Description -StreetLaw Community Lawyer 

 

For more information please contact Jackie Galloway  on 9783 3600.

Applications must be in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer at pclc@pclc.org.au
Applications  close  4th  December 2020 by 5.00pm