Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation (SA) – FVLSAC – is a community legal service assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault in the state of South Australia. We work with families and communities, providing face to face and/or telephone legal advice to our clients. We have offices in Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Ceduna and provide services to these areas and surrounding communities. FVLSAC also provides client support services and community legal education.
We currently have an opportunity for a Solicitor to join our team and assist with provision of outreach services. The Solicitor is accountable to the Principal Legal Officer for the provision of legal advice, education and representation to FVLSAC clients in line with the Organisation’s Operational Framework and performance targets.
You will be part of a team of likeminded lawyers. As part of the Organisation’s holistic service model, you with our client support staff, will also be involved in the delivery of programs that aim to enhance the safety and wellbeing of communities in our catchment areas.
The role offers a rewarding balance of legal experience, the opportunity to develop superior client management skills and interacting with the local community. More than a traditional law role, you will enjoy the novelty of lawyering in regional areas with a client base with complex needs.
The successful applicant will be admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia. We are seeking an experienced practitioner with an unrestricted practicing certificate and experience in family law, child protection and victims of crime.
You must be able to demonstrate an understanding of legal and social issues affecting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and demonstrate your ability to empathise and communicate effectively with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Atheana Bitmead, Business & Executive Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to obtain a copy of the Job and Person Specification.
All applications must be emailed to: email@example.com
Applications close: Monday, 15 November 2021 at 5.00pm.
No late applications will be accepted.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.