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Employment Program Practice Manager (0.5EFT)

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a part time Employment Program Practice Manager (0.5EFT) on a fixed term 12 month contract.

The WEstjustice Employment Law Program seeks to improve employment outcomes for vulnerable workers including migrants, refugees, temporary visa holders and young people. We do this by empowering communities to understand and enforce their workplace rights through the provision of tailored legal services, education, sector capacity building and advocacy for systemic reform.

The Employment Program Practice Manager will be the nominated person for all employment law work, including casework across WEstjustice and manage the delivery of employment law services to eligible clients. The Program Practice Manager also helps manage the Employment Programs staff, volunteer and pro bono lawyers, along with assisting the Program Policy Director with strategic planning, resourcing and systems improvements and to contribute to the WEstjustice wide strategic mission.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to join our fast paced and dynamic service.

The position will be based in our Footscray office, but you will be required to work at other sites during the course of employment.

We are currently also seeking an Employment Senior Lawyer to join our growing team. There is the opportunity to combine these two part time positions. If you are interested in both roles, please address both key selection criteria.

A salary package of $91,164 – $95,556 per annum pro rata (depending on experience) comprising of cash salary ($82,000 – $86,000pa pro rata), employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) and leave loading on annual leave. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

A copy of the position description is available here.

How to apply

To apply, please email a short cover letter, your CV and your responses to the key selection criteria to an@westjustice.org.au addressed to Ms An Huynh, General Manager Operations, by 5.00pm on Wednesday 15th May 2019. Please use the subject line: Employment Program Practice Manager [your name] application via [website].

Late applications will not be considered.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both. 

WEstjustice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

 

 

Employment Senior Lawyer – Education

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a part time Employment Senior Lawyer – Education (0.5EFT) on a fixed term 18 month contract.

The WEstjustice Employment Law Program seeks to improve employment outcomes for vulnerable workers including migrants, refugees, temporary visa holders and young people. We do this by empowering communities to understand and enforce their workplace rights through the provision of tailored legal services, education, sector capacity building and advocacy for systemic reform.

The Employment Senior Lawyer – Education will supervise and deliver an Education program focusing on workplace rights and responsibilities (for community members, community workers and a train-the-trainer program.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to join our fast paced and dynamic service.

The position will be based in our Footscray office, but you will be required to work at other sites during the course of employment.

We are currently also seeking an Employment Practice Manager to join our growing team. There is the opportunity to combine these two part time positions. If you are interested in both roles, please address both key selection criteria. 

A salary package of $82,381 – $86,773 per annum pro rata (depending on experience) comprising of cash salary ($74,000 – $78,000pa pro rata), employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) and leave loading on annual leave. In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

A copy of the position description is available here.

How to apply

To apply, please email a short cover letter, your CV and your responses to the key selection criteria to an@westjustice.org.au addressed to Ms An Huynh, General Manager Operations, by 5.00pm on Wednesday 15th May 2019. Please use the subject line: Employment Senior Lawyer [your name] application via [website].

Late applications will not be considered.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both.

WEstjustice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

 

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Donate

Please contact us on (03) 9749 7720 if you wish to make a donation to WEstjustice.

Donations over $2.00 are tax deductable.

 

 

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Volunteer

WEstjustice relies heavily on the work of legal and non-legal volunteers. Volunteer roles include:

  • Policy volunteers (available)
  • Administrative volunteers (at capacity)
  • Paralegal volunteers (at capacity)
  • Solicitor volunteers (at capacity)

Skills we require of all of our volunteers include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Reliability and punctuality

We ask that volunteers give us a minimum commitment of twelve months.

Demand for volunteer positions may vary.

If there is a position available and you are a suitable candidate, we will contact you.

How to apply

If you are interested in volunteering with WEstjustice, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and email it along with your resume to admin@westjustice.org.au. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please clearly state in the subject line when (day or night service) and at which branch (Werribee or Footscray) you would prefer to volunteer.

Please contact our office on (03) 9749 7720 if you have any questions.

 

 

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Student Internships

WEstjustice has partnered with Victoria University to offer internships to law students of Victoria University.

Our Victoria University internship program offers law students practical experience in working with vulnerable clients with complex needs in our fines, youth and family law clinics.

Students may also have the opportunity to appear on behalf of clients at Melbourne Magistrates Court, under the supervision of a staff lawyer (Sunshine Youth Office only).

Contact

Sean Vagg, Senior Lawyer, WEstjustice Sunshine Youth Office, on (03) 9091 8239 or sean@westjustice.org.au.

 

"I am extremely grateful for the knowledge and experience I have gained at WEstjustice Sunshine. I am not only interning alongside fellow VU classmates but we are supervised by lawyers who are passionate about giving youth a voice in the legal system."

Clinton, Intern, Sunshine Youth Office, appearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court.

 

 

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WE are located

  • Footscray
  • Werribee
  • Sunshine
Footscray

Level 1 / 72 Buckley Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only. We do not provide advice by telephone or email

Werribee

Level 1 / 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only. We do not provide advice by telephone or email.

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: + 61 3 9091 8237
Fax: + 61 3 9091 8207
Email:  sunshine@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

Drop-in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-4.30pm, for people up to 25 years old ONLY.