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Community Programs Manager

VALS is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to become the Community Programs Manager working with and advocating on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Victoria.

The Manager, Community Justice Programs manages the Statewide service delivery of five key community justice programs within VALS, the CSO Program, Community Legal Education, Local Justice Workers, Aboriginal Community Justice Panels and Post Release Support.

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

 

Position Description:

 

How to apply for this job:

  • 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, using the subject line: Director, Legal and Client Services application , by 5:00pm on 8 June 2018.

Applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

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Director, Legal and Client Services

An exciting opportunity has become available with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) for a person with experience in the practice of law and experience in managing and supervising solicitors, support staff and other relevant staff to join our team as the Director, Legal and Client Services.

You will hold at minimum an undergraduate law degree and have completed management training and/or qualifications, with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

The position is responsible for 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. The position has indirect oversight and responsibility for Tasmanian Aboriginal Community Legal Service and Balit Ngulu.  In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring that legal practice standards are met and pro-actively delivering in house training.

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

 

Position Description:

 

How to apply for this job:

  • 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, using the subject line: Director, Legal and Client Services application, by 5:00pm on 15 June 2018.

Applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

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Metropolitan Community Services Team Leader

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service is seeking a Metropolitan Community Services Team Leader who is dedicated to providing supportive programs to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples within Victoria whom have come into contact with the justice system or at risk of coming into contact with the justice system.

Some of the programs you will be assisting include;

  • Metropolitan Client Service Officers – These workers act as a liaison between VALS and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people taken in custody by the police.
  • Local Justice Workers – These workers act as liaison between VALS and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are on mandated community work or community who have outstanding fines.
  • Post Release Support Programs – Assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are reintegrating back into community after exiting prison.

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

 

Position Description:

 

How to apply for this job:

  • 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, using the subject line: Metropolitan Community Services Team Leader application , by 5:00pm on 15 June 2018.

Applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

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Regional Community Services Team Leader

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service is seeking a Regional Community Services Team Leader who is dedicated to providing supportive programs to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples within Victoria whom have come into contact with the justice system or at risk of coming into contact with the justice system.

Some of the programs you will be assisting include;

  • Regional Client Service Officers – These workers acts as a liaison between VALS and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people taken in custody by the police.
  • Community Legal Education (CLE) – Provides relevant, culturally appropriate information that empowers people to act on their rights. The information can be in various formats including outreach, legal clinics, materials, etc.

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

 

Position Description:

 

How to apply for this job:

  • 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, using the subject line: Regional Community Services Team Leader application, by 5:00pm on 15 June 2018.

Applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.

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Policy, Research & Advocacy Officer

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service is seeking a high motivated person to undertake high quality research, assisting to develop and implement advocacy strategies, and preparing policy submissions and initiatives. This is done in the context of developing and promoting VALS as a strong voice for the Aboriginal communities we serve.

 

Position Description:

Policy and Advocacy Officer PD

 

How to apply for this job:

  • 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, using the subject line: Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer application, by 5:00pm on 20 June 2018.

Applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.