QIFVLS is a state-wide Community Legal Practice with offices across 8 regions in Queensland. We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services, including court and tribunal representation, welfare support, advocacy and community education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims or survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault.
About the role -12 month Contract FIFO
QIFVLS are seeking a highly motivated Solicitor to join our Brisbane based Office team. The role is based in Brisbane with options to FIFO to QIFVLS Offices based in Townsville, Rockhampton, Mt Isa and or Cairns. In this role, you will act as an advocate by providing legal advice, you will conduct legal case work and legal representation in the areas of Domestic and Family Violence, Child Protection, Family Law and Victims Assist Queensland applications. You will also engage with our local stakeholders and conduct community legal education sessions within our Far North Queensland service delivery areas.
The delivery of QIFVLS’25 legal services, plus the delivery of our community legal education sessions, is done in a culturally meaningful and trauma informed manner to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who are victims/ survivors of family violence and/or sexual assault, receive quality legal services, representation and advice, whilst fully assisting our clients understand and navigate the relevant legal system, child protection system or victim assistance application process with confidence.
You will have strong and demonstrated advocacy experience and a sound knowledge of Family Law, Child Protection, Domestic & Family Violence law and victims’ assistance applications. You will also have a minimum of 2 years post admission experience.
You will also possess a current Open Drivers Licence and you must be eligible to work in Australia.
A cultural appreciation/understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is essential or having worked previously with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients would be advantageous.
Benefits and perks
- Salary + Super + Salary packaging scheme ($15,899 per annum) + 5 weeks’ annual leave
- Uniforms – Court Attire & Casual
- Employee Assistance Program
- Annual QLS Practicing Certification & Ins costs (including CPD conference)
- Training opportunities (after 12 months’ employment) in the following areas:
- Independent Children’s Lawyer/ Separate Representative
- Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Please apply with a covering letter and CV through Seek. Questions regarding the role can be sent to email@example.com.
Applications Close 5:00pm Friday 24 March 2023
QIFVLS supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Previous Applicants need not apply