Legal Aid NSW is looking for a skilled Aboriginal lawyer and manager to lead the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities. CLSAC is a large and diverse team of legal, project and financial counselling staff that provides best practice, culturally sensitive legal services to Aboriginal people and communities across NSW.
The Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities (CLSAC) delivers holistic, client-centred and culturally sensitive legal services to Aboriginal people and communities throughout NSW. Through outreach and phone services, CLSAC provides high quality legal advice, casework and community legal education to improve outcomes for our clients. CLSAC works with Aboriginal communities and community workers to increase their capacity to deal with civil law problems as they arise and works in partnership with other legal and non-legal services. Legal problems typically include consumer law, housing, Centrelink, fines and human rights matters. CLSAC also engages in strategic advocacy about systemic issues facing Aboriginal people across NSW. The Solicitor in Charge role provides senior management, direction and leadership of the team to deliver the goals of the service. The successful candidate will: Provide leadership and expert guidance to legal officers and other staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services and compliance with Legal Aid NSW policies, guidelines and practice management standards. Develop, deliver, monitor and review service delivery plans Manage change impacting the team Manage resourcing and develop staff Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders Contribute to the civil law executive and leadership of the civil law division
The successful applicant will be an experienced Aboriginal lawyer and manager who has worked with Aboriginal clients and communities and has the capability to manage a large and diverse workforce and legal practice. You will be able to manage change effectively in a high volume and variable work environment. The successful applicant will work collaboratively and find innovative ways to deliver on CLSAC’s vision to contribute to self-determining communities that are culturally and socially strong, healthy and equipped to deal with civil justice issues. Note: This position is available for Aboriginal people only. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Aboriginality Qualifications to practise as an Australian legal practitioner NSW Practising Certificate Drivers Licence Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of working with Aboriginal clients and communities Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check Hold Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Resident
Full time ongoing role, competitive salary, flexible work and opportunity for work to make an impact on the lives of vulnerable people. Applications close 9 December 2020 Contact for further information : Meredith Osborne - [email protected] or 02 9219 6327 If you wish to apply please got to: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/aboriginal-identified-solicitor-in-charge-legal-officer-grade-vi-civil-law-civil-law-service-for-aboriginal-communities-central-sydney-ong-218681