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Coordinating Lawyer - South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre Inc.

The Coordinating Lawyer is responsible for leading and supervising our team of lawyers to deliver quality legal advice and casework services to clients.

As a member of the Management Team, the Coordinating Lawyer contributes to the strategic management of the Centre.

Closing date: 4th July 2018.  To find out more go here.


Social Worker / Counsellor - knowmore

This role delivers frontline trauma-informed, person-centred and culturally safe services to clients working within the knowmore multidisciplinary model. The key function of this role is to support clients in a trauma-informed way that minimises impacts of the legal process and helps them to understand the information, advice and options provided to them and in turn provide instructions to their lawyers.

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling including current membership with a relevant professional body.
  • Five years or more relevant work experience, with a demonstrated commitment to the excellence in counselling service provision.
  • A well-developed understanding of institutional child sexual abuse, its impacts and current best practice approaches to working effectively with survivors.
  • Experience in working in trauma-informed, multidisciplinary services and teams.
  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and ideally experience in providing culturally safe services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • Highly developed teamwork and stakeholder engagement skills including building successful referral relationships with other services.
  • Experience in and willingness to work at a variety of off-site locations including other services, correctional centres, client home visits and other service outreach.
  • A high level of commitment to self-care, reflective practice and supervision.
  • A willingness to travel.

To be appointed to the role, an applicant will also need to comply with the requirements of any applicable legislation relating to legal practice (i.e. not be a person disqualified from employment by a legal practice) and will also need to meet the entry requirements for professional visitors to correctional centres across Australia.

Applications close on 15 June 2018 at 5:00pm. To find out more details regarding duties and responsibilities, and key criteria, view the attachment below or go here.


Paralegal - Cairns Community Legal Centre

The Cairns Community Legal Centre is now seeking a Paralegal to join their team (35 hours per week, Monday to Friday). This is a new role and offers an exciting opportunity.

Working under the guidance of the Centre’s senior and other staff, your role will be to assist with, and support provision of the Centre’s work, including: 

  • Providing clerical and administrative support;
  • Sharing the administrative and other support functions relating to the provision of the Centre’s Duty Lawyer and Thursday Night Service, including attending those services as required;
  • Providing information and referral services;
  • Undertaking client intake;
  • Assisting with client advice, minor legal task and casework services;
  • Assisting with preparation and development of community education, awareness raising, publicity, promotional and related resources and materials; and
  • Assisting with law reform and social policy work.

As a member of the Centre’s team, you’ll also share workloads with your colleagues, and be actively involved in promotional and other activities aimed at the ongoing development of the Centre and services which seek to meet its corporate goals. 

For further information about the position, please click here. Applications close 5 pm Friday, 22nd June 2018.


Executive Director - CLCWA

The Community Legal Centre Association (WA) is the peak body for Western Australian Community Legal Centres (CLCs). There are currently 28 CLCs that are members of the Association. The Association is staffed by an Executive Director, and part time Administration Officer, Accreditation Coordinator, Communications Officer and additional staff who work on specific projects.

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the Association operates efficiently and effectively, and achieves the objectives of its current Strategic Plan. As such, they are the lead voice for the WA CLC community, with a primary role representing the community in formal processes and informal meetings and communications with Government, key funding bodies, and other important external bodies.

Day-to-day organisational management is also allocated to the Executive Director, who facilitates and coordinates the Association staff and is responsible for effective resourcing to meet the requirements of funding bodies and the community. The successful candidate will be highly responsive to risks and issues for the Association, and the sector as a whole. They will have a key role in ensuring communication, collaboration and effective working relationships between staff, volunteers, general members, the Executive Committee and external stakeholders such as funding bodies, community legal centres and the community. Applications close: 29 June, 2018. To find out more go here