9-day fortnight Part time
Thank you for your interest in this position. A current job description and selection criteria follows.
If you require further information about the position please contact Michael Taljaard or Kathleen Johnson on 08 95814511.
Please send your completed application including a covering letter, statement of claims addressing the selection criteria and resume to:
Attention: Kathleen Johnson
Peel Community Legal Services
PO Box 1711
MANDURAH WA 6210
Alternatively, applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title in the subject line.
Closing date for applications is: 9.00am Friday 17th January 2020.
Peel Community Legal Services thank you for your interest in our organisation, unfortunately due to the volume of applications received only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Part time up to 63 hrs per fortnight
Employment Status: Fixed Term Contract to 30th June 2020 with the possibility of ongoing employment subject to funding.
Hours: Up to 63 hours per fortnight
Classification: This position is classified under the SCHADS (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award). Salary will be negotiable reflecting skill and experience.
Date of Issue
To be reviewed annually by the General Manager and Principal Solicitor
- To provide generalist legal advice to clients in Mandurah and the broader Peel Region
- To provide casework to specific clients as identified by the organisation’s strategic priorities and as resources allow
- To provide appropriate referrals
- To provide supervision to volunteers and students
- To partner in the development and delivery of PCLS’s community legal education and training initiatives
- To work as part of the PCLS team to achieve the aims and purposes of the organisation
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- LEGAL PRACTICE
- Ensure that legal work undertaken complies with the requirements of the Legal Practitioners Act, Legal Practice Rules, Risk Management and CLC Practice Guidelines, Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements and PCLS’s policies and practice standards
- Provide information, supervision and support when appropriate to the PCLS team, including volunteers and students
- SERVICE DELIVERY
2.1 Provide legal advice as required to meet annual targets
2.2 Participate in the provision of Legal Advice Sessions in various regional locations on a rostered basis
2.3 Provide appropriate casework to clients as required and as resources allow in terms of advice, referral and the maintenance of appropriate files
2.4 Maintain systems to ensure legal compliance with the conditions of the PCLS’s professional indemnity insurance requirements by staff and volunteers
2.6 Work with PCLS team to establish policy and procedures as appropriate
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, NETWORKING AND LAW REFORM – All staff
- Develop, maintain and facilitate PCLS’s role within the community as part of the PCLS team
- Maintain and enhance PCLS’s public profile, in conjunction with other workers, through the preparation of media releases and articles, media appearances, presentation at meetings, seminars and conferences, and represent PCLS in public forums
- Represent PCLS in dealings with State and Federal Governments, community and professional organisations and other organisations where appropriate
- Assist in PCLS’s publications activities, including the provision of input to the preparation of kits, books, submissions, reports, newsletters, fact sheets and other publications
- GENERAL – All staff
- Comply with all organisation policy and procedure
- Ensure compliance with occupational health and safety directives and practices at all times
- Provide learning opportunities and training to paid and volunteer workers
- Participate in professional development opportunities
- Participate in the development and review of PCLS’s strategic plan and work in accordance with work plan
- Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as required
- Communicate with and inform other staff in relation to developments in their areas of work and the operation of the organisation both internally and externally
- Maintain statistics and other records as required by funding bodies and PCLS
- Other duties as directed by Manager and/or Principal Solicitor
- Possession of a current Western Australian Unrestricted Practice Certificate
- Demonstrated ability to manage the provision of legal services to clients including case file management.
- Demonstrated capacity to work within a social justice and human rights framework
- Demonstrated capacity to work respectfully with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- High level of computer literacy
- Willingness to travel to provide outreach legal advice in the Peel region
- A commitment to working in multidisciplinary partnerships, both internally and across the region, and within a community development framework
- Demonstrated experience in working with and supervising volunteers and/or students
- Ability to maintain clear professional boundaries
- Develop and maintain professional support networks
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- A current driver’s licence
- Community Legal Sector experience
- Experience in Family Law matters
- Experience in Criminal Injury Compensation matters
- Experience in criminal matters