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ECLC is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East. The Centre is an inclusive, supportive organisation that prioritises human rights, fairness and justice. Please see below for the list of current career vacancies.     

Community Lawyer - SAGE

Join our team! ECLC is seeking a motivated and experienced community lawyer to deliver intensive and holistic legal support services for women at risk of or experiencing family violence.  Caring, supportive and professional organisation culture 

  • Attractive employee benefits: including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year 
  • Permanent | Part Time (22.5 hours per week) | Location: Boronia  

About the role 

ECLC’s SAGE Program provides a unique model for providing intensive wraparound legal, family violence and financial counselling support to women with increased vulnerability experiencing, or at risk of, family violence with multiple legal issues. SAGE seeks to overcome barriers that can make accessing services more difficult for some women experiencing family violence.  

As a part of the SAGE program, the Community Lawyer – SAGE will work in close partnership with a Family Violence Advocate, Financial Counsellor and Intake and Administration Paralegal within an integrated practice framework where all client appointments are conducted jointly in the interests of ensuring legal and other support needs are effectively addressed.  

The Community Lawyer – SAGE will provide intensive, legal support, advice and representation to women experiencing family violence who encounter multiple barriers to accessing the legal system and often have several, complex legal, family violence and financial issues.   

About You 

You will be eligible to hold an unrestricted Victorian Practising Certificate and have demonstrated post-admission experience in a broad range of legal matters.  You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions and take a holistic approach to your work.  You are comfortable operating both autonomously and within a cohesive team, and have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple, competing demands.   

Specifically, you will have: 

  • Demonstrated post-admission experience in a range of matters including family violence, family law, child protection, VOCAT and generalist law.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding the dynamics of family violence and meeting the legal needs of women experiencing family violence who encounter multiple barriers to accessing the legal system 
  • Experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment   
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills, including the ability to simplify and clearly communicate complex information, including legal jargon 
  • Experience working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds 
  • Desired: Eligible to apply for VLA s.29A panel certification in Family Law and Family Violence and/or Child Protection or commitment to work towards certification 

For more information: Application Pack – Community Lawyer - SAGE  

Application Pack - Community Lawyer - SAGE (1)

If you want to contribute to the success of an organisation working towards a community that respects and upholds the values of human rights, fairness and justice, please apply by forwarding a:

  • cover letter; 
  • CV; and 
  • responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description;  

By 5pm on Monday, 4 March 2024 to Lisa Bradley-Managing Lawyer –Family Violence Initiatives at employment@eclc.org.au. 

For any questions, or further information on the role, please contact Lisa on 0435 935 379 

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

Community Lawyer – Mabels (Yarra Ranges) 

ECLC is seeking a passionate and experienced community lawyer to deliver intensive and holistic legal support services for women and children at risk of or experiencing family violence.  

  • Ongoing, Part-time role (0.6 FTE) 22.5 hours per week 
  • Caring, supportive and professional organisation culture 
  • Attractive employee benefits include a friendly and supportive work culture, salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking. 

About the role 

Mabels is a Health Justice Partnership between Eastern Community Legal Centre, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) and three Victorian local government councils. The Program seeks to provide an early intervention advice and referral response to family violence within the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) context by improving the responses of maternal and child health, legal, family violence and support services in a co-ordinated and integrated manner. 

The Community Lawyer – Mabels will actively engage in integrated practice with the Family Violence Advocates within the Family Violence Initiatives Program to provide legal advice, support & advocacy to women experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence. 

About you 

You will be eligible to hold an unrestricted Victorian Practising Certificate and have demonstrated post-admission experience in a broad range of legal matters.  You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions and take a holistic approach to your work.  You are comfortable operating both autonomously and within a cohesive team, and have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple, competing demands.  Specifically, you will have:  

  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of family violence as it affects women and children  
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to work within an early intervention model  
  • Experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment  
  • Awareness of the relationship between a partnership program model, integrated practice, casework and community development   

For more information: Application Pack – Community Lawyer - Mabels  

Application Pack - Community Lawyer - Mabels (Yarra Ranges) (1)

If you want to contribute to the success of an organisation working towards a community that respects and upholds the values of human rights, fairness and justice, please apply by forwarding a: 

  • cover letter;  
  • CV; and  
  • responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description;  

By 5pm on Monday, 4 March 2024 to Lisa Bradley-Managing Lawyer – Family Violence Initiatives @employment@eclc.org.au. 

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Lisa on 0435 935 379 

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 

 

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes candidates with experience of disability, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Eastern Community Legal Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

Eastern Community Legal Centre is committed to supporting those within the workplace who are experiencing family violence and to create a workplace in which family violence has no place.

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes applications from current volunteers of the Centre. It is the position of Eastern Community Legal Centre however, that a person cannot be engaged as both a paid employee and a volunteer of the Centre. Please note that if successful in the recruitment process, any current volunteer would be unable to continue in their volunteering role for the duration of their engagement.

Eastern Community Legal Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment in a position.

ECLC employees are expected to comply with the ECLC Code of Conduct.

All terms and conditions of employment are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016.

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