• Employment Office
  • Sep 23, 2021
Full-time Other

Job Description

  • Are you looking to make a real difference in the community?
  • Join a well-recognised community-based NFP in this rewarding and challenging role
  • Full-time role (38 hours per week)
  • Attractive remuneration circa $62,700 gross per annum plus 10% super and 17.5% leave loading 
  • Eligible employees may also benefit from salary sacrifice options to further increase their take-home pay
  • Time off in lieu arrangements available
  • 3 days ex gratia leave available over the Christmas/New Year period
  • Vaccination Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to $1,000 relocation costs.

About the Organisation

The Cairns Community Legal Centre is a non-profit, government-funded community organisation, providing accessible legal and social justice services to people in the community who are experiencing disadvantage.

The Centre extends their service to a number of different areas, including guardianship, domestic violence, peace and good behaviour matters, consumer law, debt, motor vehicle property damage, employment, discrimination, family law, child protection, and criminal and traffic matters.

This work is provided for a diverse range of clients including people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those experiencing domestic or family violence, financial difficulties and homelessness.

About the Opportunity

The Cairns Community Legal Centre is now seeking a Paralegal to join their team on a full time basis (38 hours per week).

Working under the guidance of  the Centre’s senior and other staff, your role will be to assist with and support provision of the Centre’s work, including:

  • Providing clerical and administrative support
  • Sharing the administrative and other support functions relating to provision of the Centre’s Duty Lawyer and Evening Service, including attending at those services as required
  • Providing information and referral services
  • Undertaking client intake
  • Assisting with client advice, minor legal task and casework services
  • Assisting with preparation and development of community education, awareness raising, publicity, promotional and related resources and materials
  • Assisting with law reform and social policy work

As a member of the Centre’s team, you’ll also share workloads with your colleagues, and be actively involved in promotional and other activities aimed at the ongoing development of the Centre and services and which seek to meet its corporate goals.

To learn more about the position, please click here. 

About You

The successful candidate will be an adaptable and agile individual, with the ability to respond to emerging demands. A strong team player, you'll demonstrate respect, have a positive attitude and enthusiastically accept new challenges as they arise. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills will be key for your success, as will the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.

Importantly, you'll be passionate about the work you'll be doing, and will have a genuine interest in working to help people who are experiencing disadvantage. You will also work with a strong spirit of service to get results and achieve positive client outcomes.

Applications close Wednesday, 15 September 2021. 

Organisation Name

Cairns Community Legal Centre

Contact Name

Cherise Swanson

Street Address

265 Coronation Dr, Cairns

Job Level

Law Student

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