Community Legal Education Officer – Women’s Legal Service Queensland

Published on September 19, 2022

Women’s Legal Service Inc. (WLS) is seeking a dedicated and passionate Community Legal Education Officer to join our team – come and join us to make a difference in the lives of women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.

WLSQ is a nationally recognised, leading, and innovative not for profit organisation in Australia. WLS provides high quality legal and social support services to women, specialising in the areas of family law, domestic violence, child protection, financial abuse legal protection and sexual assault through our counselling notes protect program.

The service is committed to the creation of a society in which women are safe from violence, are heard and respected, and receive a fair and just legal outcome.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Develop, plan and coordinate the community legal education (CLE) resources and activities including:

  • Develop, review and update CLE materials and resources to support the CLE plan and commitment calendar in collaboration with other staff.
  • Coordinate the effective implementation of the CLE plan with relevant internal and external parties.
  • Participate in CLE strategies, goals and plans and coordinate 6 monthly commitment calendars.
  • Plan, organise and deliver CLE activities, including but limited to information sessions, setting up at the events such as CLCQ Conference, workshops, and presentations, training for community members, solicitors and domestic violence counsellors in consultation with other staff.
  • Ensure that CLE material and content meets legal guidelines, and is in keeping with WLSQ stylistic policies.

2. Facilitate the training including:

  • Co-ordinate the Continuing Legal Education activities;
  • Facilitate delivery of training to volunteers and other staff at the WLSQ, including other sector stakeholders.

3. Funding and accountability:

  • Ensure that the delivery of the community legal education programs are compliant with funding obligations (including WLSQ key performance indicators and contractual targets)
  • Oversee and ensure that statistical data in relation to community legal education is collected in accordance with organisational policies and funding obligations;
  • Participate in the preparation of funding submissions for ‘new’ CLE activities or initiatives;

4. Any other tasks as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA / SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and deliver educational programs to different stakeholders and audiences.
  • Experience and knowledge of intersectoral networking and public profile promotion and engagement.
  • High level of organisational and time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and positive outlook and willingness to accept a range of tasks ranging in level of complexity.
  • High level of computer and literacy skills, including PowerPoint, and graphic design program.
  • Commitment to and ability to work within a feminist framework and to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Be able to travel between our offices at Annerley, Caboolture and Southport which will be required from time to time.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

WLSQ has an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that allows for the employment of women only within the organisation.

WLSQ also requires all staff to have at least two COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a National Police Check.

REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS

In addition to having a meaningful and rewarding career, you will receive:

  • An attractive remuneration package ($77,578 – $83,486 pa dependent on experience) plus statutory superannuation (10.5%).
  • Generous leave entitlements with additional paid leave over Christmas and New Year.
  • Attractive salary sacrifice options.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

The work performed by WLS involves providing legal and social support services to women and their children impacted by Domestic and Family Violence and/or Sexual Violence.  All staff employed by WLS will be privy to or will take part in conversations with people who have experienced traumatic situations and it is likely some of our clients may still be experiencing the effects of trauma.  In addition to the regular and comprehensive training and support provided by WLS, the successful applicant will have to be mindful of their personal wellbeing and employ strategies to minimise impacts (if any) on their wellbeing.

WORK, HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

All staff are required to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participating in the development of a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Complying with instructions given for your own health and safety and that of others, in adhering to safe work procedures.
  • Cooperating with the Leadership Team in its fulfilment of its legislative obligations.
  • Take reasonable care to ensure your own health and safety and that of others, and abide by your duty of care provided for in the legislation.
  • Reporting any injury, hazard, or illness immediately, where practical to your supervisor.
  • Not place others at risk by any act or omission.
  • Not wilfully or recklessly interfere with safety equipment.
  • In addition, each staff member is expected to:
  • Gain the respect and active cooperation of the team and other staff.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively towards the WLS strategy.
  • Adhere to the vision and values of the WLS.

WLS CULTURE

WLS is a community organisation operating within a feminist framework in a manner consistent with the mission, purpose, and values of WLS. Organisational values are informed by feminist principles – respect, inclusiveness, collaboration, openness, accountability and working in an environment where women and children’s safety is prioritised.

REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS

In addition to having a meaningful and rewarding career, you will receive:

  • An attractive remuneration package plus statuary superannuation.
  • Generous leave entitlements with additional paid leave over Christmas and New Year.
  • Attractive salary sacrifice options.

APPLY NOW!

If you have any queries about this role, please email czhu@wlsq.org.au using the subject line: Community Legal Education Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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