Not-for-profit, human rights organisation | Bendigo Location.
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre. 
Salary packaging and flexibility | Advocacy role with lots of variety.

The Organisation

ARC Justice is an independent, not-for-profit, human rights organisation that incorporates the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and Housing Justice.
Our programs deliver accessible legal services, tenancy advice and support to those in our community in the greatest need. We deliver community education and advocate for systematic change that enhances the rights of rural and regional Victorians. We recognise that housing and legal issues do not occur in isolation and we work with local partners to ensure a whole-of-person approach to our work.

Vision

An inclusive community built on a foundation of human rights and equality before the law.

Purpose

We promote equality before the law for people in rural and regional Victoria by: providing legal, advocacy and support services; elevating justice as an issue in public discourse; and advocating for systemic change that upholds human rights.

Principles that underpin our work

Community: We serve, build capacity and are accountable to the community to which we belong.

Learning: We are inquisitive and receptive to new ideas, use evidence-based practice and shareour knowledge to achieve the greatest impact for our communities. We learn from both our successes and mistakes.

Partnership: We believe partnership and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations is the only way to create meaningful and sustainable change.

People: We are committed to ethical and sustainable practice that values our people in achieving our purpose.

Recognition of First Peoples: We celebrate the strength, culture and contribution of our First Peoples. We recognise the systemic injustices brought against them, and work in partnership with local Aboriginal communities to bring justice.

Respect: In all of our work, we show respect. We value diversity and acknowledge differences, knowing these strengthen our community.

The Role

The Family Lawyer will play a significant role in providing access to justice by delivering and coordinating family law services as part of the ‘FASS’ (Family Advocacy and Support Services) program funded by Victorian LegalAid Commission. This role supports vulnerable and disadvantaged community members by assisting clients with their legal rights and responsibilities in family law matters.

The Family Lawyer will ensure a high-quality service that responds to community need. The incumbent will be innovative and collaborative, and will lead best practice in legal service, including leading in associated service implementation, advancement and reporting responsibilities

The incumbent will have the opportunity to work holistically and provide their clients with wrap around legal service and the opportunity to identify systemic issues and think strategically. The Family Lawyer may also provide legal assistance to clients in our other key practice areas of law including family violence and child protection along with other areas relevant to disadvantaged communities, such as summary crime and civil law

About You

You will have 3 or more years worth of post-admission experience.

You are looking for an organisation that:

You can:
• Deliver high quality, accurate legal advice and manage family law casework
• Develop strong relationships with other supporting organisations/services
• Communicate with clients and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

You will be joining an established and cohesive team that has a strong culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. 

The Offer

To Apply

Please address applications to Ben Wu, People and Shared Services Manager, via email recruitment@arcjustice.org.au.

Applications must include:

Please note that applications that do not respond to the key selection criteria (essential and desirable, found in the position description below) will not be considered for interview. 

Applications close at 10am Monday 10th October 2022..

More Information (Position Description)

To find out more about this role, including details on the key responsibilities and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description by clicking here.

Enquiries can be directed to Lindy Harland via recruitment@arcjustice.org.au and a return phone call will be arranged.

ARC Justice is an inclusive employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ and culturally diverse communities encouraged to apply.