Central Coast Community Legal Centre
Central Coast Community Legal Centre (CCCLC) is seeking part-time volunteers wishing to complete their practical legal training in a busy generalist practice that provides free legal services to people living, working or studying on the Central Coast. These are unpaid positions.
As part of our planned return to the office (Stage 3 NSW Government return), we have been rethinking our current office layout and a significant review of the number of people the footprint of the building can safely accommodate. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to sustain the pre-COVID number of volunteers and therefore some difficult decisions have been made, decisions that impact on our service delivery model and our Legal Volunteer Program.
Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
Be able to work 2 days a week (block placements are unlikely as it affects the number of volunteers we can offer a placement)
Complete at least 75 days and
Attend a compulsory two-day General Orientation and Intake Training.
Remaining 2020 orientation dates are to be finalised:
7th and 8th September 2020 TBC
26 th and 27 th October 2020 TBC
Applications aimed for particular orientation dates should be submitted at least three weeks prior to allow interviews to take place. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and assessed on relevant skills as well as a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who live on the Central Coast and candidates who want to complete at least 75 days with CCCLC.
Email your resume and academic transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
During your placement with CCCLC you can expect to be exposed to a wide range of legal matters, including debt, fines, family, employment, discrimination, motor vehicle accidents, Apprehended Violence Orders and more!
You will gain experience in providing legal information and referral services by telephone, interviewing clients, attending outreach locations, drafting legal letters and court documents, undertaking legal research, developing community legal education materials, engaging in community development and participating in systemic advocacy.
Based in Wyong NSW, CCCLC provides free legal advice to disadvantaged people at Toukley Neighbourhood Centre and Synapse in Gosford and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Mingaletta in Umina and Yerin - Elanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre in Wyong. We advise unrepresented litigants in Traffic and AVO matters at Wyong Local Court, AVO matters at Gosford Local Court and operate a Children’s Court Assistance Scheme at Wyong, Woy Woy and Broadmeadow Children’s Courts. (Subject to resumption of partner organisations and Court lists)
Become a part of our friendly and committed team of volunteers who work together to provide access to justice to the people who really need it most on the Central Coast
Unfair Dismissals Australia Pty Ltd
A great opportunity has arisen at one of Australia's premier Industrial Relations consultancy firms preparing applications and representing clients in matters relating to unfair dismissals, discrimination, harassment and adverse actions.
We provide advocacy support to a wide variety of employee clients and represent them in the Fair Work Commission, and the Australian Human Rights Commission. The successful applicant does not need to have employment law experience and will be fully trained by experienced industrial relations consultants.
The successful applicant will:
Be studying law with a solid academic transcript.
Be determined and enthusiastic to work in industrial relations.
Have the ability to think on their feet in a high pressured environment.
Be responsible for preparing and lodging relevant paperwork with the FWC or AHRC.
Interact with clients on a daily basis
Attend mediations and conciliations and negotiate.
In return, the applicant will enjoy a flexible work from home arrangement, commissions incentives, client contact and regular attendance in various commissions undertaking advocacy work.
The position will be on a casual basis of 10-20 hours per week.
Please email your curriculum vitae and academic transcript to email@example.com
Must be available for IMMEDIATE start.
Disability Advocates stand by people with disability to ensure they get a fair go.
Start a rewarding career with Disability Advocacy NSW
Join an experienced team of Disability Advocates
$70-$75,000 pa + salary packaging +super + extra annual leave
(Note: Due to COVID-19 this role will be undertaken by working from home initially. This is the same for all our staff at present. However, the base office location for this position is in the Lower Blue Mountains)
Are you seeking an opportunity to build on your qualifications, learn new skills and work in the Western Sydney/Blue Mountains region?
We are busy helping people with Disability Royal Commission support, NDIS Appeals and general advocacy support with a range of matters (e.g. legal, education, pensions, health, discrimination). We need a committed and professional person who will assist individuals with disability to ensure they are treated fairly. You will have support and guidance from a well-established team and work alongside experienced Advocates.
Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) www.da.org.au is part of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc. www.advocacylaw.org.au. We are a not-for-profit service that believes people with a disability have the right to equality, fairness, and a good quality of life. DA provides high quality social advocacy to support people with a disability across regional NSW.
What we can offer you:
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS), Level 4.1 - 4.4 depending on qualifications and experience, to be negotiated with the successful candidate within the salary range.
38 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Additional paid leave (in addition to statutory annual leave) during Christmas / New Year office closure - 2 weeks.
Salary packaging options available within ATO limits and guidelines. Tax free salary packaging options can increase ‘take home’ pay.
Collaborative team and leadership that will support you with your advocacy cases.
Continuous skills training.
Employment will be initially offered for a fixed term, 12-month contract from commencement with options for renewal by us.
You must undertake a criminal history check prior to approval for employment.
Advocating on clients’ behalf or supporting clients to advocate for themselves.
Linking clients with other relevant services that can assist in the advocacy process (e.g. obtaining legal advice)
Supporting clients to participate in formal dispute resolution settings (e.g. discrimination tribunals, courts, NCAT, NDIS Appeals at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Guardianship Tribunal etc.).
Supporting clients to understand, access and interact with the Disability Royal Commission, including assistance with submissions.
Intake and Issue Assessment
Interviewing clients who contact the service and ascertain in detail the issues they are experiencing.
Establishing whether the client’s issue is within scope of services Disability Advocacy NSW provides.
Analysing the information provided by the client or referrer and researching all pertinent areas before triaging the issue based on Disability Advocacy NSW’s service access criteria.
When appropriate, providing information and support to the client so that they can undertake self-advocacy.
Where advocacy is not appropriate, facilitating referral to a service who can better meet the needs of the client.
Meeting regularly with the Regional Coordinator and Regional team to discuss individual cases.
Relevant tertiary qualifications (examples only: law, legal studies, social work, psychology, social science, welfare studies, community services).
Experience and skills relevant to advocating people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups.
Proven skills in the following areas: oral and written communication, research, problem solving and negotiation.
Knowledge of key disability issues such as the NDIS and Disability Royal Commission.
Driven by integrity, responsibility, accountability, attention to detail and pride in work.
A current driver’s licence or other reasonable method of transport to attend client visits if required.(Work vehicles available)
People with disability or from ATSI or CALD backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Have you got?
A cover letter including contact details
A document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed above
Current resume including and two current professional referees
Applications and enquiries to Amanda Brickwood (Manager Advocacy) firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Friday 5th June 2020