Solicitor (Mt Isa) – Central Queensland Community Legal Centre

Published on January 18, 2023

The Central Queensland Community Legal Centre  seeks an experienced Solicitor who is enthusiastic and committed. The role is full time contract to 30 June 2025. As a community legal centre, we work with the vulnerable and disadvantaged in regional, rural and remote Central and Western Queensland. The centre’s focus is the provision of a generalist legal service and offers a wide range of services including the provision of legal advice, legal task support, casework and information/referral services.

Position details

  • Full Time Contract
  • Generalist services including Domestic & Family Violence, Family Services
  • Not for Profit (NFP)
  • Mount Isa
  • $101,250 plus super and attractive salary packaging options[1]
  • Applications close: 5:00 pm Friday, 27 January 2023

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing legal advice and referrals to clients in a range of legal areas during face to face, video conference and telephone appointments and at outreach locations as required.
  • Ability to attend Duty Lawyer services for domestic violence matters at designated Magistrates Courts.
  • Working collaboratively with social workers and other staff to provide legal information and guidance and consult with other staff to provide appropriate non-legal referrals as required.
  • Ensuring safety considerations are routinely and comprehensively addressed when undertaking legal work providing support, information, and advice to clients.
  • Liaise with external agencies and make client referrals where services are more appropriately provided or should be supplemented through accessing another service.
  • Responsible for the CQCLC Mount Isa branch office.
  • Develop and deliver Community Legal Education initiatives within the CQCLC’s geographic area.

Skills and Experience

  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor in the state of Queensland with a minimum 2 years PAE.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and legal experience in generalist legal advice including drafting relevant court documents and management of files.
  • Demonstrated experience in decision making and problem solving including in crisis situations and where risk to client safety is involved.
  • Experience in DV, child protection and family law advantageous
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently, and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and communication skills including the ability to work with clients from diverse backgrounds including vulnerable clients.
  • Willingness to participate and deliver community legal education activities. 

Other Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme court of Queensland
  • Blue Card (working with Children check)
  • current open Queensland driver’s license.

Applicants are initially required to submit a covering letter, resume and a two page expression of interest addressing the position description’s key skills and capabilities.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTIQ communities are strongly encouraged.

Please forward your CV and a 2 page response to the selection criteria to legal@cqclc.org.au

The Centre reserves the right to interview and appoint a successful candidate prior to the closing date.

Applications close Friday, 27 January at 5.00 pm

[1] Includes above award leave provisions, superannuation, professional development opportunities

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