Solicitor (SOL-3), Child Protection Legal Services

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: Sol3
Work Location: North East - Shepparton
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/381389B
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 381389 Solicitor SOL3 - Shepparton Ongoing Jan2018 PD.doc (Word, 942KB)
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Contact: Trish Devlin
03 5832 1500

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): Shepparton

Position Summary:

As a solicitor with the Department of Health and Human Services you will be part of a team of lawyers who provide practical and strategic legal advice to assist some of Victoria's most vulnerable people. You will build strong relationships with the department's child protection teams and the clients they support.

Are you?

  • Interested in Government Law and wish to contribute to the delivery of legal services within the Department of Health and Human Services?
  • Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice?
  • Experienced in Court proceedings?


  • The successful candidate must hold (or be eligible to hold) a current practicing certificate under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (Vic).
  • Admission or eligibility for admission, to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria is a requirement of this position.
  • A full driver's licence is required due to the need to attend at various Courts and office locations across the State.


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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