Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service Lawyer – ELD01

Position: Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service Lawyer

Classification: Level 6

Remuneration: $90,118 plus super and attractive salary packaging options

Type: full time fixed term contract until 30/06/2022

An opportunity to make a difference

Caxton Legal Centre represents the interests of people who are disadvantaged or low-income earners when they come into contact with the law.  Caxton is seeking an Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service Lawyer to work in a newly funded program to assist older persons who have been identified as at risk of or experiencing elder abuse within a hospital setting. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing legal advice and casework to clients across the newly established Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service (OPALS). The OPALS service will be situated in the Princess Alexandra Hospital and provided in partnership with Metro South Hospital and Health Service. The Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service Lawyer will be responsible for providing secondary consultations to health professionals and working collaboratively to develop and refine the service. The Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service Lawyer will also be required to deliver training to health service partner workers and work collaboratively with the OPALS community social worker.

Further details are available here.

Applications must be received by close of business 13 May 2019.  Due to the high volume of applications, only those successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

Caxton Legal Centre Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Caxton Legal Centre Inc., established in 1976, is a leading non-profit organisation providing high-quality free legal, social work, law reform and community education services.