Senior Solicitor (Ssol)

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00387973

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00387973

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Solicitor on a Ongoing basis in Warrnambool Office.

The Senior Solicitor role undertakes and manages complex legal cases and provides comprehensive legal advice/representation in the Children's Court and other jurisdictions. 

This role is responsible for the provision of expert advice, collegial support and representation for Child Protection practitioners in matters before the courts. The position will provide staff with appropriate courses of action to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families involved with Child Protection and the courts.  The role will train, mentor and support Child Protection practitioners in legal and court processes and monitor Child Protection delivery in a legal context.

Are you

  • Interested in working in a dynamic, challenging but rewarding work environment?
  • Capable of providing excellent client services and committed to professional team work?
  • Confident when providing legal advice drawing on the Children Youth and Families Act 2005, Children's Court and related jurisdictions?


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Solicitor (Ssol)

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Brett Hogan | brett.hogan@dffh.vic.gov.au

Senior Solicitor (Ssol)