Solicitor (SOL3) - Child Protection Jurisdictional Partnerships (Loddon / Mallee) (Sol3)

Job posted: 19/11/2020
Applications close: 06/12/2020 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Loddon

Job type: Full time / Immediate start until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $86,558 - $98,210

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/CSO/387977/387978

Reference: VG/CSO/387977/387978

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $86,558 - $98,210

Work location: North West Region | Loddon

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Number of vacancies available:

  • 02 x Fixed Term Full time vacancies 
  • Immediate start until 30 June 2021

Office Location(s):

  • 1 x Fixed term full time vacancy in Mildura/Swan Hill (Mallee)
  • 1 x Fixed term full time vacancy in Bendigo (Loddon)

Position Summary:

Are you

  • Interested in working in a dynamic and challenging work environment that makes a difference to children and families?
  • Committed to providing legal advice to assist some of Victoria's most vulnerable people?
  • Capable of providing excellent client services and committed to working as part of a professional team?

The Solicitor is responsible for providing state-wide legal advice, support and representation for Child Protection Practitioners in child protection litigation matters in the Children's Courts and associated courts.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Please mention your preferred location in your application.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role. 

For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Solicitor (SOL3) - Child Protection Jurisdictional Partnerships (Loddon / Mallee) (Sol3)

Job type:

Full time / Immediate start until 30 June 2021

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Saleem Bittar | 0439 821 421

Solicitor (SOL3) - Child Protection Jurisdictional Partnerships (Loddon / Mallee) (Sol3)