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Senior Solicitor, Child Protection Jurisdictional Partnerships - Gippsland (Ssol)

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing - Latrobe, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Solicitor role undertakes and manages complex legal cases and provides comprehensive legal advice/representation in the Children's Court and other jurisdictions. 

This role is responsible for the provision of expert advice, collegial support and representation for Child Protection practitioners in matters before the courts. The position will provide staff with appropriate courses of action to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families involved with Child Protection and the courts. The role will train, mentor and support Child Protection practitioners in legal and court processes and monitor Child Protection delivery in a legal context.

Are you

  • Interested in working in a dynamic, challenging but rewarding work environment?
  • Capable of providing excellent client services and committed to professional team work?
  • Confident when providing legal advice drawing on the Children Youth and Families Act 2005, Children's Court and related jurisdictions?

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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.

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing 

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Latrobe, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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