Position: Lawyer – Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law

Classification: Level 5 – full time

Remuneration: $81 907 plus super and attractive salary packaging options

Type: full-time fixed term contract until 30 June 2020

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 a full-time lawyer to work in our Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing legal advice and casework to clients in the programs delivered by the practice including the Family Law Duty Lawyer Service, the Domestic Violence Duty Lawyer Service and the Seniors Legal and Support Service.

Key accountabilities

  • apply and strengthen existing knowledge of relevant areas of law to deliver legal advice and casework as directed by the Practice Director
  • work collaboratively to provide a holistic, client-centered service to diverse clients within a human rights framework
  • deliver community education, engage in sector development and networking
  • contribute to law and policy reform

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • demonstrated experience in the area of family law, domestic violence law and elder law (guardianship and administration, powers of attorney, equitable interests, consumer and debt laws)
  • admitted or eligible for admission as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • two years post-admission experience
  • current unrestricted practising certificate
  • current driver licence

The successful applicant will have the ability to work with clients with complex legal and social issues, and provide advice to clients who may have an impairment or be culturally or linguistically diverse.

If you are interested in joining a team that is highly committed to social justice and values diversity and human rights, please send your cover letter addressing the key accountabilities and essential requirements along with your CV quoting reference: FELT1003 to vacancy@caxton.org.au.

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 16 August 2019.  Due to the high volume of applications, only those successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

Position: Administration Officer – Client Services

Classification: Level 3 – full time

Remuneration: circa $61k plus super and attractive salary packaging options

Type: permanent, full time

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 Administration Officer – Client Services to join our Client Services Team. The Client Services team is the first point of contact for clients either in person or by phone. The Administration Officer is a customer-facing role, providing the first point of contact with clients. Predominantly, the role is to undertake a basic initial assessment of each client’s social and legal services needs to understand whether Caxton can assist or if a referral to an alternative provider would be more suitable. The role also encompasses general administrative support as required.

Key accountabilities

  • provide exceptional customer service to all clients, ensuring issues are dealt with in a respectful and confidential manner
  • act as team leader on an adhoc basis to ensure Front Desk operates smoothly at all times
  • triage each client’s social and legal service needs appropriately and escalate as required
  • undertake conflict checks for clients
  • collect and input data to meet reporting requirements as instructed by the Line Manager
  • distribute incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries in a timely manner
  • make diary appointments for clients ensuring collection of all relevant information
  • work with the broader administration team to provide support as required
  • ensure the reception area is well presented and well resourced at all times
  • assist with filing, retrieval and destruction of relevant files and records

Essential requirements

  • experience in a customer-facing role, with the ability to deal with vulnerable and/or marginalised members of the community
  • a good level of computer literacy and competency in major administration software packages such as Microsoft (Outlook, Excel, Word), Sharepoint and CLASS
  • good organisational and time management skills
  • ability to ‘think on your feet’ and work independently in the absence of specific instruction
  • excellent time-management skills and the ability to multitask and meet relevant deadlines
  • ability to appropriately deal with sensitive and highly confidential information with a high level of tact, discretion and judgement
  • strong communication skills, particularly in obtaining information from clients

The successful applicant will have the ability to work with clients with complex legal and social issues and who may have an impairment or be culturally or linguistically diverse.

If you are interested in joining a team that is highly committed to social justice and values diversity and human rights, please send your cover letter addressing the key accountabilities and essential requirements along with your CV quoting reference: ADMIN1002 to vacancy@caxton.org.au.

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 16 August 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.