Positions vacant

Position vacant - Solicitor

The Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre (EECLC) are seeking a passionate and motivated solicitor to join a team of dedicated professionals. EECLC staff share a commitment to social justice, we respect diversity and we value the strengths and abilities of our communities with whom we work. We value collaboration, flexibility, integrity, respect and initiative.

We are seeking a solicitor to work out of our office in Katoomba, but who will be providing regular outreach to Bathurst and other towns as required. The position is fulltime (35 hours a week) on a fixed term basis for 12 months. Flexible work arrangements are possible.

We are seeking a solicitor with experience in the area of family law, ADVOs, victims support. Attendance at Bathurst Local Court on AVO list day is likely to be required. Experience with trauma informed practice is essential.  

Key responsibilities

  •    All aspects of legal service delivery including representation, advocacy, casework and advice
  •    Manage your file load autonomously
  •    Building and maintaining relationships with other legal and non-legal service providers
  •    Participation in community legal education programs

People from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply. The position is graded at SCHADS grade 7, with above award conditions and salary packaging available.

The position description and selection criteria are available here. Only applications that address the 4 criteria listed in bold and provide a resume with the names of 2 referees will be accepted. Selection criteria should be no longer than 2 pages and a resume no longer than 3 pages. 

For enquiries about the position contact Managing Principal Solicitor, Arlia Fleming on 4704 0203 or arlia@eeclc.org.au. 

Applications should be addressed to Arlia Fleming, and emailed to tina@eeclc.org.au 

Please apply as soon as possible. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found.  

 

Position vacant - Operations Officer 

EECLC is looking to employ a part-time 3 day a week locum Operations Officer from 1 February until 14 May 2021. This position, reporting to the Manager/Principal Solicitor, is available while our Operations Officer is on long service leave. The position is graded at SCHADS level 6.

Your key responsibilities during this period:

  • Rebranding

The centre has recently changed it's name and commissioned a piece of Artwork. In the next 2-3 months we will be working with a graphic designer to create a new logo and style guide. This will involve redoing our brochures, letterheads, cards etc. The Operations Officer will be the main liaison with the graphic designer and artist and play a lead role in ensuring the transition is as smooth as possible. Please note all the legal and compliance matters have been completed.

  • Telephony System Upgrade

Due to Covidworking from home arrangements, we have decided to upgrade our phone system to voice calling using teams (part of the MS365 suite). This will necessarily involve transition to a new internet service provider. The Operations officer will be the main liaison with the IT provider who are carrying out this transition and be responsible for ensuring there is minimal disruption to workflow.

  • Ensure timesheets, receipts and invoices are submitted to the Payroll team

The Operations officer is responsible for uploading timesheets, receipts and invoices in a timely manner and dealing with any queries about those (in conjunction with the Manager/Principal Solicitor).

Other duties may be required as directed, such as assistance with recruitment, grant writing and other HR matters and office duties.

As EECLC is a relatively small team, excellent communication, self-awareness and attention to detail are essential attributes for this role. The Operations officer works closely with the Manager/Principal Solicitor to ensure smooth running of the centre.

You will require the following capacities which form the position selection criteria:

  1. An understanding of the work of community legal centres and sound understanding of the social justice issues relevant to our work

  2. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

  3. Demonstrated project management skills ideally experience managing projects such as rebranding, telephony upgrades.

  4. Capacity to be self-managing and to hit the ground running

  5. Experience with MS 365 suite, including outlook, sharepoint and teams.

  6. High level communication skills and attention to detail

Applicants should address the above criteria in 2 pages maximum, and include a resume. Applications should be sent to Arlia@eeclc.org.au by 5pm Friday 22 January.

 

Position vacant - Restorative Justice Project Developer

The Restorative Justice Project  

The Restorative Justice Project is a new and unique restorative justice (RJ) program in Australia that focusses on, and is guided by, the needs and perspectives of survivors of sexual and family violence. The Restorative Justice Project combines research and practice to develop initiatives to advance and promote restorative justice practices in NSW for adults, children and youth harmed by sexual violence.  

The Restorative Justice Project’s primary objective is to advance survivor-oriented, restorative justice responses to sexual and domestic violence. Our practices are survivor-lead, and centred on the person harmed to ensure their needs are heard and kept paramount. However, in creating safe experiences, relationships and communities through addressing the impacts and harm caused by sexual and family violence; The Restorative Justice Project also supports and advocates for; evidence-based treatment, support and services for people responsible for harm.   

Background to The Restorative Justice Project 

The Restorative Justice Project began two years ago as an alliance of Thea Deakin-Greenwood (Solicitor and 2019 Churchill Fellow) and Dr Jane Bolitho (Incoming Associate Professor, Victoria University NZ, in restorative justice). The work has since become a partnership between Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre (CTBMCLC) and Dr Jane Bolitho.  

Seed funding 

In October 2020 The Restorative Justice Project obtained seed funding to enable The Restorative Justice Project to engage a specialist restorative justice practitioner to develop a best practice model, manual and resources for the purpose of implementing a demonstration restorative justice project in NSW.   

We are seeking a self-motivated, dedicated individual with exceptional writing skills who shares a commitment to restorative justice for those who have been harmed by sexual and family violence.  

The position description and selection criteria are available here. To apply please address the section criteria in the job description (max 3-4 pages) and send a copy of your CV to Tina@eeclc.org.au. Any questions about the role can be directed to Thea@eeclc.org.au or phone 4704 0208.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 22 January 2021. Interviews are likely to be conducted in the following 2 weeks. 

 

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri nations. We pay respect to past, present and future Elders, extending this respect to all Aboriginal people. We respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of our regions. EECLC is is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.