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Tenancy Program Manager (1.0EFT)

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a full time Tenancy Program Manager on an 18 month fixed term contract (extension pending further funding).

The Tenancy Program Manager will take on a leadership role in a dedicated team of tenancy lawyers and provide exceptional service delivery to vulnerable tenants. They will support a team of lawyers by providing training and developing innovative ideas and partnerships to improve the lives of vulnerable tenants, in line with the strategic direction of WEstjustice.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer to join a fast paced and dynamic service.

The person we are seeking will be on an unrestricted practising certificate with demonstrated tenancy experience and have the proven ability to relate to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.

Remuneration:

A salary package of $94,450 – $99,970 per annum (depending on experience) comprising of cash salary ($85,000 – $90,000pa), employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) and leave loading on annual leave. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

About WEstjustice:

WEstjustice is a multidisciplinary, community-based legal centre committed to improving justice outcomes for the people of western Melbourne, and especially the most vulnerable in our community. It was formed in July 2015 through the amalgamation of the Footscray, Wyndham and Western Suburbs Community Legal Centres, which brought a long and proud history and experience to the new organisation.

A copy of the position description is available here.

How to apply

To apply, please email a short cover letter, your CV and your responses to the key selection criteria (qualifications and skills section) to an@westjustice.org.au addressed to Ms An Huynh, General Manager Operations, by 5.00pm on 5 December 2019. Please use the subject line: Tenancy Program Manager [your name] application via website. Late applications will not be considered.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both.

WEstjustice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

 

 

Tenancy Lawyer (1.0EFT)

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a full time Tenancy Lawyer on a one year fixed term contract.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer to join a fast paced and dynamic service.

The Tenancy Lawyer will join the tenancy legal team to undertake work that will improve the lives of vulnerable tenants and help them to engage their tenancy rights. The lawyer will be primarily based at the Werribee office but will be required to operate tenancy clinics at the Werribee and Footscray offices and outreach locations in the city. They will also be required to work at VCAT for attendances in the CBD and Sunshine as the need arises.

The person we are seeking will be admitted to practice with at least two years relevant experience and have the proven ability to relate to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.

Remuneration:

A salary package of $77,347 – $80,639 per annum (depending on experience) comprising of cash salary ($70,000 – $73,000pa), employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) and leave loading on annual leave. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

About WEstjustice:

WEstjustice is a multidisciplinary, community-based legal centre committed to improving justice outcomes for the people of western Melbourne, and especially the most vulnerable in our community. It was formed in July 2015 through the amalgamation of the Footscray, Wyndham and Western Suburbs Community Legal Centres, which brought a long and proud history and experience to the new organisation.

A copy of the position description is available here.

How to apply

To apply, please email a short cover letter, your CV and your responses to the key selection criteria (qualifications and skills section) to an@westjustice.org.au addressed to Ms An Huynh, General Manager Operations, by 5.00pm on 5 December 2019. Please use the subject line: Tenancy Lawyer [your name] application via website. Late applications will not be considered.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both.

WEstjustice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

 

 

Community Lawyer (1.0EFT)

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a full time Community Lawyer on a two year fixed term contract (extension pending further funding).

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer to join a fast paced and dynamic service.

The Community Lawyer will join the Family Law/Family Violence team to provide services including family violence duty lawyer services, legal advice and casework services. The Community Lawyer will also run Generalist Legal Clinics to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients in the Western Suburbs in accordance with the strategy and aims of WEstjustice. Prior experience in civil law is desired.

The position will be based between the Footscray and Werribee offices, but you may be required to work at other sites during the course of employment.

The person we are seeking will be admitted to practice with at least two years relevant experience and have the proven ability to relate to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.

Remuneration:

A salary package of $77,347 – $80,639 per annum pro rata (depending on experience) comprising of cash salary ($70,000 – $73,000pa pro rata), employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) and leave loading on annual leave. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

About WEstjustice:

WEstjustice is a multidisciplinary, community-based legal centre committed to improving justice outcomes for the people of western Melbourne, and especially the most vulnerable in our community. It was formed in July 2015 through the amalgamation of the Footscray, Wyndham and Western Suburbs Community Legal Centres, which brought a long and proud history and experience to the new organisation.

A copy of the position description is available here.

How to apply

To apply, please email a short cover letter, your CV and your responses to the key selection criteria (qualifications and skills section) to an@westjustice.org.au addressed to Ms An Huynh, General Manager Operations, by 5.00pm on 20 November 2019. Please use the subject line: Community Lawyer [your name] application via WEstjustice website. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions in relation to the role, please contact our office on 9749 7720 and ask to speak to Priyanka Shetty, Family Violence Program Manager.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both.

WEstjustice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

 

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Donate

Please contact us on (03) 9749 7720 if you wish to make a donation to WEstjustice.

Donations over $2.00 are tax deductable.

 

 

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Volunteer

WEstjustice relies heavily on the work of legal and non-legal volunteers. Volunteer roles include:

  • Policy volunteers (available)
  • Administrative volunteers (at capacity)
  • Paralegal volunteers (at capacity)
  • Solicitor volunteers (at capacity)

Skills we require of all of our volunteers include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Reliability and punctuality

We ask that volunteers give us a minimum commitment of twelve months.

Demand for volunteer positions may vary.

If there is a position available and you are a suitable candidate, we will contact you.

How to apply

If you are interested in volunteering with WEstjustice, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and email it along with your resume to admin@westjustice.org.au. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please clearly state in the subject line when (day or night service) and at which branch (Werribee or Footscray) you would prefer to volunteer.

Please contact our office on (03) 9749 7720 if you have any questions.

 

 

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Student Internships

WEstjustice has partnered with Victoria University to offer internships to law students of Victoria University.

Our Victoria University internship program offers law students practical experience in working with vulnerable clients with complex needs in our fines, youth and family law clinics.

Students may also have the opportunity to appear on behalf of clients at Melbourne Magistrates Court, under the supervision of a staff lawyer (Sunshine Youth Office only).

Contact

Sean Vagg, Senior Lawyer, WEstjustice Sunshine Youth Office, on (03) 9091 8239 or sean@westjustice.org.au.

 

"I am extremely grateful for the knowledge and experience I have gained at WEstjustice Sunshine. I am not only interning alongside fellow VU classmates but we are supervised by lawyers who are passionate about giving youth a voice in the legal system."

Clinton, Intern, Sunshine Youth Office, appearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court.

 

 

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WE are located

  • Footscray
  • Werribee
  • Sunshine
Footscray

Level 1 / 72 Buckley Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only. We do not provide advice by telephone or email

Werribee

Level 1 / 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only. We do not provide advice by telephone or email.

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: + 61 3 9091 8237
Fax: + 61 3 9091 8207
Email:  sunshine@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

Drop-in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-4.30pm, for people up to 25 years old ONLY.