Deputy Managing Lawyer, Child Protection

Full time, ongoing leadership opportunity in Child Protection
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/0128C
Closing Date: 20-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $82,914 - $103,640
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Deputy Managing Lawyer, Child Protection #0128 PD.pdf (PDF, 280KB)

Contact: Lucia Danek, Program Manager
03 9269 0385

Position Details

  • Full time or part time flexible options available – ongoing role
  • Attractive employee benefits and positive team culture
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Victorians

Victoria Legal Aid – what we do:
We help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most. We employ over 800 staff in 14 offices across Victoria. Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld.

The role:
The Deputy Managing Lawyer (DML) will work alongside the current DML to provide day to day operational management of staff in the Child Protection team. The position holder will act as a senior advocate on complex matters, and provide effective supervision and coaching to lawyers within the team. The DML will also support the Program Manager to develop and implement strategies and policies to improve client services.

  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $82,914 - $103,640 plus salary packaging and superannuation
  • Full time or part time ongoing role

Check out this LinkedIn profile of a staff member from the team for a snapshot of what it's like to work in Child Protection!

About you:
You will be an experienced lawyer who is cool, calm and collected. You will have a good understanding of legal services in the community sector, ideally in the child protection jurisdiction, although child protection specific experience is not required as training can be provided. You will be comfortable in a leadership role and have a keen interest in mentoring and staff development.

Employee benefits:

We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free and increasing take-home pay), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. The work is both challenging and rewarding and our staff are supported by experienced and capable managers as well as a range of internal departments and programs committed to staff safety and development. VLA has a friendly and inclusive culture of people working to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Please submit a current resume and a document addressing the key selection criteria (KSC). You must address the KSC to be considered for this role.

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Applications close midnight on Friday 20 October 2017

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