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Youth Worker - Youth Advocacy Centre

This is a great opportunity to join a well-respected community legal and social welfare agency for 10-18 year olds and play your part in helping young people and their families to get their lives back on track! YAC’s Bail and Order Support Service (BOSS) is a support program for young people involved in the youth justice system from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast.

BOSS is seeking a full-time youth worker based in Brisbane to assist young people located in and across Brisbane to successfully complete their bail/order and meet any conditions related to that, whilst also addressing the issues which may be bringing them into conflict with the law. The position also includes attendance at Cleveland Childrens Court alternate Fridays.

To find out more go here. Closes 23 September 2019

Solicitor - Townsville Community Legal Service

Townsville Community Legal Service are looking to employ two full-time (35 hours per week) solicitors.

These positions will have a focus on

  • family law and domestic violence practice areas (“the family law solicitor position”), and
  • delivering advice in a variety of outreach and multidisciplinary settings (“the outreach solicitor position”).

For more information go here.  Closes 27 September 2019. 

NDIS Appeals Advocate - Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)

QAI is searching for another NDIS Appeals Advocate.  The role is advertised as 0.6FTE (3 days per week). Their functions will be

  • Analyse, plan and provide support and assistance to applicants whilst they navigate the process of seeking review of NDIS decisions.  
  • Assist applicants to navigate the process of AAT review of decisions – this could include attending AAT conferences and hearings with applicants & fostering self-advocacy for applicants to put their own cases before the AAT  
  • There will be a strong focus on fostering ‘self-advocacy’ where possible. Where self- advocacy is not appropriate, the NDIS Appeals advocate will, in partnership with the applicant, develop and implement an advocacy plan, which will provide effective support.   
  • Assist a person to navigate the NDIA internal review process. However, priority must be given to people who have applied, or are in the process of applying, to the AAT 
  • Liaise and collaborate with Legal Aid NDIS lawyers in relation to escalated AAT matters for individual clients. 
  • Provide referral to other services; 
  • Provide education and skills development, such as self-advocacy support for individuals and self-advocacy group sessions;  
  • Assist family capacity building, including information sessions for people with disability, their carers and families; 
  • Help with community capacity building for example, NDIS Appeals education presentations or NDIS Appeals stalls at expos and events;  
  • Undertake responsibility for planning, co-ordination, implementation and promotion of the NDIA Appeals Program in line with QAI’s obligations to the funding body and the objectives of the NDIS Appeals Program 
  • The advocate will also engage in campaigns in conjunction with QAI systems staff to achieve positive systemic reform for people with disability in line with the requirement of the NDIS Appeals Program and in keeping with QAI’s values, mission and objectives. 
  • Travel to regional and remote Queensland with support from QAI to meet people with disability and their families or supporters, advocates and allies. 
  • Engage in regular teleconferences with other NDIS Appeals advocates from Queensland.

To find out more go here. Applications close 30 September 2019.

Administrative Assistant - LawRight

The administrative assistant will support the operation of LawRight’s head office, including the Mental Health Law Practice, Health Advocacy Legal Clinic, and Outreach Legal Clinics, and will provide administrative and other support as required.  

Duties include: Assist with incoming telephone calls, emails and correspondence; file management; maintaining client databases, casework spreadsheets and resources; archiving and statistical reports; develop and implement improvements to processes and resources; assist with the organisation of events and training; and participate in general activities of LawRight.

To find out more download the position description below.  Applications close 2 October 2019.

Principal Solicitor - Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)

QAI is looking for a lawyer to join the team as Senior Lawyer OR Principal Solicitor. The role is advertised as 0.6FTE (3 days per week), however, this may be negotiable for the right candidate.

QAI is a thriving system and individual advocacy organisation dedicated to the promotion, protection and defence of the fundamental needs and rights and lives of the most vulnerable people with disability in Queensland. QAI provides legal services in mental health and human rights law, and non-legal advocacy services in NDIS and criminal justice matters. We also publish and educate in our fields of expertise to empower clients and their supports to self-advocate, and consider law reform and challenging systems as one of our primary purposes. It is an exciting time for disability advocacy in Queensland, with the commencement of the Disability Royal Commission and implementation of the Human Rights Act.

The advertised role is for Senior Lawyer OR Principal Solicitor.  We are keen to receive applications from senior lawyers who might be interested in working with QAI and would have sufficient experience to hold all or some of the responsibilities 

The Principal Solicitor reports to the Director of QAI. To find out more go here. Applications close 30 September 2019.