Why work with us?
If you are looking to make a real impact in your work, consider a career with ARC Justice. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights and increasing access to justice and secure housing for rural and regional Victorians. Our values drive our work and we are passionate about what we do. We value our people and the positive difference they make in the lives of our clients and their communities.
We provide a range of employment opportunities in our legal practice, tenancy advocacy, corporate service and strategy and impact teams, based in Bendigo, Shepparton and Maryborough. We offer professional development opportunities and flexible work arrangements. We work with each of our lawyers and tenancy advocates to help them achieve their best and work towards future career goals in the sector. We also offer generous leave allowances and Salary Packaging.
We value, respect and are committed to diversity and inclusion. See below for opportunities to join our team.
Senior Community Lawyer (Shepparton)
The Senior Community Lawyer empowers people through legal solutions. You will join a growing team of dedicated lawyers in our Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (GVCLC), providing advice to clients in a number of key areas of law including family violence, child protection, family law and/or civil law and summary crime. You will also provide legal outreach to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
We are looking for a qualified lawyer with at least three years practising experience and a passion for human rights. The successful candidate will also have experience in child protection, family violence and family law. Prior experience supervising junior staff and working in the community sector is desirable.
You will be able to:
- Deliver high quality, accurate legal advice and manage casework.
- Advise clients on child protection, family violence, family law and/or civil and summary crime matters.
- Work with Aboriginal communities and demonstrate cultural safety.
- Develop strong relationships with other supporting organisations/services.
- Deliver community legal education to a range of audiences
- Communicate with clients and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
ARC Justice is an inclusive employer. Members of the LGBTQI+ and CALD communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.