Senior Advocate, Youth Crime (VLA4)

Job posted: 20/11/2020
Applications close: 06/12/2020 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Other

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $91,334 - $114,165

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/18422020

Reference: VG/18422020

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $91,334 - $114,165

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

Opportunity to join the Youth Crime team in the role of Senior Advocate.

  • Full time (part time considered) ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $91,334 - $114,165 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging
About the role:
Part of the Criminal Law Program, the Youth Crime team provides expert specialist advice and representation to children and young people charged with criminal offences in the summary and indictable jurisdiction with a strong focus on therapeutic lawyering to ensure quality services and that vulnerable clients are treated fairly.
You will act as an advocate for children and young people, primarily in complex youth crime proceedings in the Children's Court, and related hearings. You will appear as counsel and a duty lawyer in the Children's Court. You will support and promote proactive and responsive legal services and high-quality outcomes for children in, or at risk of being in, the youth justice system through the delivery of training and stakeholder partnerships.
This position will focus on servicing the Central Highlands region including Horsham and is based at our regional office in Ballarat.
About you:
You will have a passion for advocating for youth clients and the ability to develop strong relationships and communicate effectively with a wide range of clients and stakeholders at all levels.
You will have extensive criminal law advocacy experience in complex youth crime matters. You will demonstrate knowledge of and practical experience in the application of the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005, criminal law and procedure, the law of evidence and other relevant legislation. Crucial to your success in this role will be your proven experience in working collaboratively with others and fostering a supportive learning environment.
About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.
Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.
How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments as a Word document). You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.
To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.
For further information review the attached position description or contact Amanda Carter, Program Manager, Youth Crime on (03) 9280 3855.
No agency applications will be accepted.
Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 6 December 2020.
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Amanda Carter, Program Manager | (03) 9280 3855

Senior Advocate, Youth Crime (VLA4)