Senior Child Support Lawyer (VLA4 - V4LO4B)

Job posted: 08/05/2024
Applications close: 22/05/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $98,902 - $123,624

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/0474

Reference: VG/0474

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $98,902 - $123,624

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

We are seeking an experienced Senior Lawyer to join our Child Support Legal Service team in providing high quality legal services in child support, family law matters and family violence intervention order matters.

  • Full time ongoing position (part time considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $98,902 - $123,624 (pro rata) plus super
  • Up to $15,900 in salary packaging and hybrid WFH & office model

About the role:
We are seeking an experienced Senior Lawyer to provide high quality legal services including legal advice, complex case work, duty lawyer services, representation and undertake negotiation and dispute resolution on behalf of clients in child support, family law and family violence intervention order matters.

In this role, you will provide supervision and mentoring to junior legal staff and engage with and participate in policy initiatives, VLA projects, law reform work and community legal education. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership and mentoring skills. 

This role is based at our Melbourne CBD office on Wurundjeri Country

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Experience with child support/child protection law or related areas where you have developed transferrable skills.
  • Proven ability to advocate and handle cases, employing innovative strategies to address systemic issues and improve outcomes for child support clients, particularly in cases of family violence and financial abuse.
  • Ability to lead, mentor, supervise and train staff and perform duties without direct supervision.
  • Current Australian practising certificate which entitles you to practise in Victoria as a government legal practitioner (mandatory).

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 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.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Focus on work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent salary packaging options including General Expenses up to $15,900, Meals & Entertainment up to $2,650 and Novated Leasing
  • Opportunity to join Myki Commuter Club(and salary package the cost)
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices (including free gym and end-of-trip facilities at our CBD office)

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Kamalini Jayasena, Deputy Managing Lawyer on (03) 9269 0227.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Other relevant information:

It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

Senior Child Support Lawyer (VLA4 - V4LO4B)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

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Kamalini Jayasena, Deputy Managing Lawyer | (03) 9269 0227

Senior Child Support Lawyer (VLA4 - V4LO4B)