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Financial Counsellor - Women's Legal Service 

Women’s Legal Service Inc. (WLS) is a leading not for profit community legal centre providing legal and social support services to women, specialising in the areas of family law, domestic violence, child protection, sexual assault and consumer protection / financial counselling. The Financial Counsellor will work closely with the Consumer Protection Solicitor to provide high quality Financial Counselling services to women who are victims of domestic violence. This role will be located in Brisbane but travel between our Caboolture, Brisbane and Gold Coast office will be required. This role is being offered as a full time, 12 month contract. In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality financial counselling support to clients particularly from a domestic violence (financial abuse) perspective.
  • Assisting clients to understand their consumer rights and advocating to creditors and service providers.
  • Assisting clients to access a range of entitlements and resources to improve their ability to manage their financial affairs.
  • Building financial resilience with clients by working with them to improve their financial standing and empowering them to develop strategies to achieve financial independence.
  • Providing community legal education to the broader community about financial counselling and in particular financial hardship, financial abuse and domestic violence.
  • Fostering a collaborative team culture for staff and volunteers which is professional, productive, supportive and consistent with the WLS values and feminist principles.

Applicants will ideally have 3 years’ experience in providing financial counselling to vulnerable clients.

Applicants are required to possess:

  1. A Diploma in Community Services (Financial Counselling) and be a member of (or eligible for membership of) the Financial Counsellors’ Association of Queensland.
  2. A Queensland Open Driver’s Licence.

WLSQ has an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that allows for the employment of women only within the organisation.

No deadline on applications - apply as soon as possible. 


Consumer Protection Solicitor - Women's Legal Service 

Women’s Legal Service Inc. (WLS) is a leading not for profit community legal centre providing legal and social support services to women, specialising in the areas of family law, domestic violence, child protection, sexual assault and consumer protection / financial counselling. The Consumer Protection Solicitor will help establish and lead our new Consumer Protection Unit. This Unit will work closely with our Domestic Violence Units (DVU) in Caboolture, Brisbane and the Gold Coast to provide victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence with Consumer Protection and Financial Counselling advice and support.This role will be located in Brisbane but travel between our Caboolture, Brisbane and Gold Coast offices will be required. This role is being offered as a full time, 12 month contract. In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Helping to establish the Consumer Protection Unit and developing associated programs, internal processes, policies and procedures.
  • Supervising two Financial Counsellors including providing regular feedback and mentoring.
  • Assisting vulnerable women who have experienced domestic violence and/or financial abuse with Consumer Protection Law issues including banking and finance, insurance, superannuation and other financial issues.
  • Providing specialist advice and representation for clients including preparing matters and personally appearing for clients in consumer protection matters in various jurisdictions including alternative dispute resolution, and on occasion in the State and Federal Courts.
  • Providing expert and authoritative contributions to support WLS’s policy, law reform responses.
  • Ensuring that the provision of legal services complies with the laws and regulations governing the legal professional and the mandatory requirements under the National Association of Community Legal Centres Risk Management guide, and advising the Principal Solicitor on issues relating to operational and/or legal risk.
  • Fostering a collaborative team culture for staff and volunteers which is professional, productive, supportive and consistent with the WLS values and feminist principles.

Applicants are required to possess a Queensland Driver’s Licence, eligibility to hold an Unrestricted Solicitors Practising Certificate and will ideally have 5 years legal experience with consumer protection / banking and finance / superannuation / insurance related matters.

No deadline on applications - apply as soon as possible


Caxton Legal Centre - Administration Coordinator – Business Services 

Caxton is seeking an Administration Coordinator – Business Services to join our Administration and Community Engagement Team.  The successful candidate will be the team leader for the Business Services Team (3 direct reports) and will be responsible for coordinating accurate statistics collection and data analysis throughout the organization, overseeing the volunteer coordination function, induction and legal file management processes.   They will also be responsible for coordinating several projects in these areas in an effort to digitize and streamline processes.  They will be required to model leadership behaviour, embrace continuous improvement and mentor team members at all times.  The role is responsible for coordinating the general corporate administration across the organisation, whilst seeking ways to implement process improvement. This includes maintaining central registers for various purposes (e.g training, contracts, funding, keys etc.) and includes providing paralegal support to lawyers as required. 

Applications close 27 July 2019.  To find out more download the position description below.