Careers

VALS Family Violence Lawyer – Full time 12 month contract, Preston

The VALS Family team is expanding to meet the increasing demand for family law services, and is seeking lawyers who are able to work with skill, empathy, and cultural respect and understanding for Aboriginal clients.

An exciting opportunity has come up for a young lawyer to join the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Ltd’s (VALS) Youth and Family team.  This position requires a lawyer with 12 months’ post admission experience in the area of family violence and intervention orders, or other equivalent experience that means you are court-ready. The position involves duty lawyering for Aboriginal family violence applicants and respondents and may also include undertaking some youth crime, child protection or family law tasks, depending on experience.

Applications close at 5pm on 12th July 2017.

Download the PDF for more information about the position

VALS Youth and Family Law Practice — Position Description (Family Violence Lawyer) June 2017

 

How to apply for this position

Please provide a

  • Cover letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria
  • CV, including education and training, professional experience and two referees.

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au by 5pm on Wednesday 12th July 2017.

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VALS Civil Lawyer – Part time 0.8EFT, Preston

An exciting opportunity has come up for a lawyer to join the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Ltd’s (VALS) civil law team.

VALS is seeking to employ a lawyer with at least 12 months post admission experience in the areas of civil law relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, including infringements; VOCAT; tenancy; discrimination, employment, police complaints, and coronial inquests.

This is an ongoing position, 4 days per week 0.8EFT.

Applications will close at 5pm on 29 June 2017. 

​Download the PDF for more information about the position and application process.

Civil solicitor 0.8EFT June 2017

 

How to apply for this position

Please provide a

  • Cover letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria
  • CV, including education and training, professional experience and two referees.

Please submit your application to pwarner@vals.org.au by 5pm on 29th June 2017.

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Weekend Casual Client Service Officers.

VALS is seeking motivated people to work twelve hour shifts on weekends, between 8pm Friday and 8am Monday. You must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, preferably be studying law or a law related field, be able to work as part of a virtual team and be passionate about social justice issues.

If you meet this criteria, please email a cover letter and work history to vals@vals.org.au