Careers

 

Careers

 

Criminal Lawyer – Launceston or Hobart

Overview

Criminal Lawyers are to provide high quality legal services, including duty lawyer services, representation, advice and information in criminal law matters to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Tasmania.

Key Capabilities

1.1         Demonstrates emotional intelligence and shows respect to colleagues and other stakeholders always

1.2         Supports and contributes to a cohesive team and organisation culture

1.3         Understands and complies with professional obligations as a lawyer

1.4         Meets client and stakeholder expectations in a timely, reliable and consistent manner – ensures that others meet expectations

1.5         Possesses a strong grasp of relevant legal issues but consults with internal or external experts where appropriate

1.6         Contributes to knowledge and learning resources for the organisation

Mandatory Requirements

On offer of this position, you must provide:

  • a copy of your current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • a copy of your current Tasmanian Driver’s License
  • you will be required to complete a current Criminal History Police Check
  • proof of rights to work in Australia, i.e. a copy of an Australian Passport, Birth Certificate or Immigration VISA documentation
  • a copy of your current Practising Certificate

To apply for this  opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Criminal Lawyer – Tasmania

Please apply by COB 10 December 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here:Criminal Lawyer – Position Description – November 2019

 

 

Office Services Coordinator

Overview

This position supports the effectiveness and efficiency of VALS by providing administrative services and resources to support day-to-day operations, including building maintenance for Head Office and regional locations, and identifying the need for – and responding to requests for – office fixtures, Information Communication and Technology support, and the purchasing of office consumables.

Key Selection Criteria

·        Specialised experience (3+ years) in an Office Manager or Office Coordinator role

·        ICT system knowledge and practical troubleshooting skills

·        Strong communication skills

·        Excellent organisational and time management skills

·        Stakeholder management experience

·        Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and with ambiguity

·        Problem solving skills

·        Legal Sector experience is advantageous, but not required

Key Capabilities

·        Anticipates, plans and prioritises work – manages competing demands

·        Is approachable, accessible and responsive

·        Builds knowledge of client, stakeholders and community environment – supports others in the organisation to build this knowledge

·        Meets client and stakeholder expectations in a timely, reliable and consistent manner – ensures that others meet expectations

·        Contributes to knowledge and learning resources for the organisation

·        Adopts project management disciplines for large and/or complex projects

·        Adheres to organisation policies and procedures

·        Understands accounting requirements such as budgets and funding agreements – seeks clarification and advice from appropriate resources

·        Acts with integrity and treats colleagues, clients and stakeholders with respect and honesty

·        Acts in the long-term interests of the organisation – protects its reputation

·        Seeks to continuously improve the way things are done – thinks creatively

·        Creates dialogue with stakeholders and staff to identify opportunities for improvement

·        Identifies and develops creative methods for addressing challenges and opportunities

·        Demonstrates strategic thinking in relation to clients and employees

·        Contributes to organisation and group planning processes

To apply for this  opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Human Resources Manager

Please apply by COB Monday 2 December 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Office Service Coordinator_Nov2019 (002)

https://www.seek.com.au/job/40345213?searchrequesttoken=5274f609-c7e5-4e65-92a8-62c920183ee3&type=standout

 

National Legal Advisory Services For Disability Royal Commission

National Helpline Officer

 

About the role:

This role will be responsible for coordinating the National Helpline component of the National Legal Advisory Service (NLAS) specifically in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The purpose of the role is assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons with disability, their families, carers and supporters to access and engage with the Royal Commission.

The role will involve responding to calls to the national helpline from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide information and legal advice about any issues arising from engagement with the royal commission. In addition, where appropriate, the role will also include arranging referrals to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) members for follow up legal advice, as well as non-legal referrals to appropriate support services.

This role will work closely in partnership with National Legal Aid who are coordinating the other elements of the legal advisory service (for all non-Indigenous people), and other key stakeholders across the disability and legal services sector, including the First Peoples Disability Network.

The National Helpline Officer will work closely with the National Coordinator of the NLAS and other team members to contribute to the design, implementation and ongoing review of the NLAS service model, triaging processes, service accessibility and program coordination.

The role is funded through NATSILS, but will be placed within VALS.

Key Performance Indicators, Duties & Responsibilities

Knowledge: knowledge and understanding of the social, legal and justice issues including abuse and systemic racism faced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities across Australia; detailed knowledge of and relationships across the disability sector.

Service delivery: Experience in the delivery of quality, culturally safe, trauma-informed and disability appropriate legal and/or disability services that comply with accessibility and other relevant standards.

Cultural capability: understanding of the histories, cultures, languages, traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; ability to work effectively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations, communities; and ongoing commitment to developing own cultural competence in a two-way process.

Values: an alignment to the values and vision of NATSILS through a demonstrated appreciation of and sensitivity to the challenges our community members have faced and continue to face in their right for justice and equity.

Relationships: proven experience working collaboratively and effectively with key stakeholders, especially in disability support and advocacy and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Initiative and independence: shows initiative, independence and ability for self-direction and self-management.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Law degree and admission to practice in Victoria, with a minimum of 3 years post admission experience. A non-conditional practicing certificate, or the ability to obtain one, is also preferable for this role.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability would be highly advantageous.
  • Previous experience and networks within the legal, not-for-profit, government or disability sector is desirable.

To apply for this  opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: National Helpline Officer

Please apply by COB Tuesday 3 December 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Position Description – National Helpline Officer FINAL

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/search.html?SearchableText=Victorian+Aboriginal+Legal+Services&getLocation=&getWork_type=&getClassification=&sort_on=effective&review_state=published&submit=

 

Lawyer – Child Protection – Mildura

About the role:

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 & Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Participate in community legal education, law reform and other VALS projects.
  4. Keep up to 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.
  5. Contribute to the collaborative relationship between Victoria Legal Aid and other community organisations with whom VALS interacts.
  6. 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 for this  opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Human Resources Manager

Please apply by COB Monday 25th  November 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Lawyer – CP Mildura Position Description

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/VALS/lawyer—child-protection—mildura

 

Custody Notification Officer

About the role:

The Koorie Custody Notification Officer acts as liaison between the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-Operative Limited (VALS) and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons taken into custody by the police.

This position is part of 3 person weekly rotating roster for Monday – Friday.

  • Morning – 8am – 4pm
  • Mid-morning 10am – 6pm
  • Night 9:30pm – 8am

 

To apply for this  opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Human Resources Manager

Please apply by COB Monday 25th  November 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here:Custody Notification Officer (Fulltime) – Position Description (Oct 2019)

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/VALS/custody-notification-officer

 

Principal Legal Officer – Aboriginal Families Practice

About the role:

The Principal Legal Officer for the Family Law team is a member of the Legal and Client Services Management Team and works to achieve VALS’ goals and objectives. At VALS, our family law work covers matters in the Commonwealth family law jurisdiction, child protection matters in the Victorian Children’s Court Family Division (and early intervention where possible) and family violence intervention orders.

The position is responsible to coordinate, supervise and directly provide high quality legal services, including duty lawyer services, representation, advice and information to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.  To manage the day to day functioning of the family law practice unit, and to participate in strategic and operational activities intended to achieve the goals of VALS.

To apply for this opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Human Resources Manager

Please apply by COB Monday 25th  November 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Prinicipal Legal Officer – Family Law – Position Description

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/VALS/principal-legal-officer—family-law-1

 

Legal Secretary – Aboriginal Families Practice

About the position
To provide high quality secretarial and support services to the legal staff in the provision of criminal, family and civil law assistance to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.

Key Selection Criteria

1.      3 + years showing a demonstrated ability and experience as a legal secretary, or similar role.

2.      Advanced skills in the use of MS Office Software (particularly MS Word, Excel, E-mail – word proficient to 80 words per minute) to a legal practice, or similar, and the capacity to quickly acquire competency in the use of VALS’ client data base.

3.      Professional and courteous phone manner and interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate effectively with members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

4.      Knowledge or a willingness to learn to the legal issues faced by members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community in Victoria.

5.      The ability to work collaboratively with others and to foster a cooperative and supportive team environment.

6.      A knowledge of the principles and values of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

Key Capabilities

1.      Gains insight into the team’s vision and goals.

2.      Works within a team environment in a collaborative manner.

3.      Proactively supports peers to meet deadlines.

4.      Demonstrates respect for self and colleagues.

5.      Approaches each task with enthusiasm.

6.      Manages competing demands.

7.      Practises good legal writing; complies with the style guide or the specific requirements of the clients; shows attention to detail when preparing documents.

8.      Participates in knowledge sharing activities such as team meetings and training programs.

Mandatory Requirements

On offer of this position, you must provide:

·        a copy of your current Employee Working with Children card

·        a copy of your current Victorian Driver’s License

·        you will be required to complete a current Criminal History Police Check

·        proof of rights to work in Australia, i.e. a copy of an Australian Passport, Birth Certificate or Immigration VISA documentation

To apply for this opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Legal Secretary – Aboriginal Family Practice

Please apply by COB Monday 25th  November 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Legal Secretary (Children, Youth and Family Law) Position Description – from Aug 2019

 

Statewide Community Justice Leader

About the role:

The Statewide Community Justice Leader manages the delivery of quality community services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community and stakeholders.  This position oversees the provision of client services, incorporates case management and planning with program leads and is expected to ensure that community standards are met, including pro-actively reviewing and tailoring services to fit with community needs.

To apply for this amazing opportunity, please provide:

  • a covering letter outlining who you are and why you are suited to this position
  • a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria – applications submitted without a statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be accepted.  Please note the key selection criteria is found within the position description.
  • your resume detailing your education and professional experience and two referees

Please submit your application to jobs@vals.org.au using the subject line: Human Resources Manager

Please apply by COB Monday 25th  November 2019.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here: Position Description – Statewide Community Justice Leader

https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/VALS/state-wide-community-justice-leader