Careers

Junior Family Lawyer – X 2 positions available 

Overview of the Position

To provide high quality legal services, including information, advice, representation, casework, negotiation and dispute resolution, and outreach services primarily in Family Law matters.  The role has a focus on family violence and related hearings in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Federal Circuit and Family Courts of Australia on behalf of members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) community in Victoria. This position also requires a willingness to conduct child protection matters.

To apply, please provide:

  • Cover letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.
  • CV, including education and training, professional experience and two referees

 

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Junior Family Lawyer.  Applications close 5pm, Monday 21st January 2019.  

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Junior Family Lawyer – Position Description – Jan 2018

Director, Legal and Client Services

Please note: this is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Overview of the Position

The Director, Legal and Client Services is a member of the Executive Management Team and as part of the Executive Team works to achieve the VALS’ goals and objectives.

The Director, Legal and Client Services manages the delivery of quality legal and client services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community and stakeholders.  This position oversees the provision of client services, legal advice and legal aid, incorporates case management and planning with Solicitors, Client Services and Administrative Staff in Victoria. In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring that legal practice standards are met, including pro-actively delivery of in house training.

To apply, please provide:

  • Cover letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.
  • CV, including education and training, professional experience and two referees

 

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Director, Legal and Client Services.  Applications close 5pm, Monday 21st January 2019.  

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Position Description – Director Legal and Client Services – Jan 2019

 

Senior Family Lawyer – regionally based

Lawyers within the Family Division are to provide high quality legal services, including duty lawyer services, representation, advice and information in child protection, family violence and family law matters to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.

Key Performance Indicators, Duties & Responsibility

Appear as an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in child protection, intervention orders and to a lesser extent family law matters within the Children’s Court of Victoria and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Provide quality legal services, including legal information, advice and casework, for clients in child protection, intervention order matters as well as family law matters and other relates matters as appropriate

Participate in community legal education, law reform and other VALS projects.

Keep up t date with relevant legal developments and procedures by attending professional legal education sessions and maintain an understanding of issues impacting Aboriginal communities and the justice system.

Contribute to the collaborative relationship between Victoria Legal Aid and other community organizations with whom VALS interacts.

You will be required to travel across Victoria to deliver services to the ATSI community. Sometimes this travel will occur outside of usual business hours

To apply, please provide:

  • Cover letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.
  • CV, including education and training, professional experience and two referees

 

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Senior Child Protection Lawyer by 5pm, Friday 25th January 2019. 

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Senior Family Lawyer (Regional Morwell) – Position Description

 

Senior Family Lawyer – regionally based

Lawyers within the Family Division are to provide high quality legal services, including duty lawyer services, representation, advice and information in child protection, family violence and family law matters to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.

Key Performance Indicators, Duties & Responsibility

Appear as an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in child protection, intervention orders and to a lesser extent family law matters within the Children’s Court of Victoria and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Provide quality legal services, including legal information, advice and casework, for clients in child protection, intervention order matters as well as family law matters and other relates matters as appropriate

Participate in community legal education, law reform and other VALS projects.

Keep up t date with relevant legal developments and procedures by attending professional legal education sessions and maintain an understanding of issues impacting Aboriginal communities and the justice system.

Contribute to the collaborative relationship between Victoria Legal Aid and other community organizations with whom VALS interacts.

You will be required to travel across Victoria to deliver services to the ATSI community. Sometimes this travel will occur outside of usual business hours

To apply, please provide:

  • Cover letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.
  • CV, including education and training, professional experience and two referees

 

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Senior Child Protection Lawyer by 5pm, Friday 25th January 2019. 

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Senior Family Lawyer (Regional Mildura) – Position Description