Family Violence Unit Family Law Solicitor - SCALES Community Legal Centre - Rockingham WA

Position: Family Law Solicitor

Organisation: SCALES Community Legal Centre

Location: Rockingham WA

Close date: noon Monday 9 September 2019

Salary range: Remuneration package includes salary and salary packaging up to $115,000 plus superannuation. Conditions under the SCHADS Industry Award (MA 000100).

How to apply: 

Applicants should address selection criteria, those who have not addressed the selection criteria will not be offered an interview.

Candidates are asked to email SCALES Community Legal Centre the following:

  • A one page covering letter
  • A document which addresses the selection criteria and
  • A resume including your contact details, education, previous work and volunteer experience and the names of at least two current referees.

Applications close at noon Monday 9 September 2019.

Send applications by email with the subject Family Violence Unit Family Law Solicitor to Gai Walker, SCALES Managing Director on email g.walker@murdoch.edu.au

Brief Description:

A exciting opportunity exists for an experienced family law solicitor to work in our specialist family violence service (the Service).

The role will include ensuring that the objectives of the funding grant are achieved through the following outcomes:

  • Wrap-around, intensive legal and non-legal support delivered and targeted to women with the greatest need;
  • Legal services appropriate, proportionate and tailored to each woman’s individual needs;
  • Empowering and supporting women to take action to protect themselves and their children;
  • Developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with other legal and non-legal service providers to holistically address women’s legal and related problems.

The focus of the service is on providing intensive, trauma-informed, legal and non-legal assistance and will target the most vulnerable and at-risk women.

Remuneration and benefits

This role is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week).

Remuneration package includes salary and salary packaging up to $115,000 plus superannuation. Conditions under the SCHADS Industry Award (MA 000100).

Additional benefits include paid leave during Christmas period shutdown, Legal Practice Certificate paid and a flexible workplace.

The position is funded to 30 June 2020 and there is a probation period, however there may be longer-term opportunities subject to funding.

Applications close at noon Monday 9 September 2019.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to Gai Walker on 08 9550 0410 or g.walker@murdoch.edu.au.

Send applications by email with the subject Family Violence Unit Family Law Solicitor to Gai Walker, SCALES Managing Director on email g.walker@murdoch.edu.au

Please note:  Shortlisting will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if shortlisted.