Solicitor Grade IV

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Employer - Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Description

Solicitor Grade IV - Elder Abuse Service - Civil Law - Central Coast - Full-time - Temporary for 3 years - 000075GA *x1 Senior Solicitor at Legal Aid's Elder Abuse Service Unit, Central Coast

Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 23 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


In this role, you will lead the establishment of the new Elder Abuse Service, a client-centred, multi-disciplinary model of legal service delivery to provide targeted, holistic , wrap-around legal and other services to older people identified as experiencing or at risk of abuse. You will provide management, direction and leadership of the team to deliver the goals of the service and develop and maintain high level relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. You will implement systems for data governance to comply with strict reporting requirements and frameworks of external funding bodies and identify strategic case work in response to public interest or systemic issues.


We are looking for a dynamic, experienced lawyer and manager who has worked with vulnerable older people in various areas of law relevant to their legal needs. You will have the demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and lead a diverse team of lawyers and allied professionals to achieve set goals. You will be a strong team player who can work collaboratively to develop and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships. Ideally, you will have a passion for working with older people experiencing or at risk of abuse and a background in social services or health.


Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW

Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement

Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check

Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa

Capacity to work in a generalist practice framework across civil, criminal and family law, with professional supervision and training.

Current Driver licence

Applications MUST be submitted online through to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)

cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:

1. How would you work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcome for older people experiencing or at risk of abuse? Please illustrate with an example .

2. Please outline your skills and experience in leading and managing a diverse team of professionals in a legal setting.

The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in d

Location - Australia
Date Posted - 19 Jul 2019
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