EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
STAFF VACANCIES

Position: Generalist/CLE Lawyer (Part Time 0.8FTE)

Moonee Valley Legal Service is seeking a lawyer to join our team. Please see the position description  for more information. POSITION DESCRIPTION LINK HERE 

As part of your application please provide a resume and separate document (no more than one page) addressing the following key selection criteria to Daniel Nguyen at DNguyen@mvls.org.au. Applications deadline 5PM Monday 23 August 2021.

  1. Experience or commitment to working within community legal centre’s providing quality legal advice, casework, referral and information to clients in a range of matters within our areas of practice, with a focus on family law and family violence, housing and tenancy, infringements, credit and debt, employment, and other matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Experience/Demonstrated ability to work with people with complex vulnerabilities and needs in a professional and respectful manner, and to develop strategies to address those needs.

  3. Experience/Demonstrated ability in developing and delivering high quality community legal information sessions for multicultural communities, public housing residents, young people and those living with disabilities.

  4. Experience/Demonstrated ability in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with external groups, key individuals, agencies and other stakeholders relevant to community legal centres.

  5. Experience/Demonstrated ability to contribute to policy and law reform work connected to community legal centres

******If you are a Graduate or Junior Lawyer with a restricted practising certificate please also include a copy of your academic transcript.

For any enquiries or to discuss the role informally please email Daniel Nguyen at DNguyen@mvls.org.au.

 

Volunteer and Office Coordinator (0.4FTE)
MVLS is seeking a Volunteer and Office Coordinator for a Job Share Role Contract Role for 12 months. Please see the position description for more information. POSITION DESCRIPTION LINK HERE

As part of your application please provide a resume and separate document (no more than one page) addressing the following key selection criteria to Daniel Nguyen at DNguyen@mvls.org.au. Applications deadline 5PM Monday 23 August 2021.

  1. Experience in providing administrative support and utilising legal casework databases such as CLASS/ActionStep/LEAP within the legal sector

  2. Experience in working in forward client facing reception/admin role managing incoming correspondence/calls/interactions from community and stakeholders  

  3. Experience in communicating legal information (such as eligibility to legal services, rights and responsibilities, referral pathways) to diverse audiences and particularly those with complex needs.

  4. Experience in volunteer co-ordination including training and recruitment of volunteers

For any enquiries or to discuss the role informally please email Daniel Nguyen at DNguyen@mvls.org.au.

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

Volunteers play a valued and integral role at MVLS and we offer various opportunities for their involvement. Volunteers generally assist on a rostered basis supporting our Monday night service, our weekday appointment services, administrative functions or particular projects. We welcome the contribution of lawyers, law students and individuals with an interest in community engagement.
 

If you are interested in a volunteer position with MVLS, please email an application form to volunteering@mvls.org.au to have your details added to our waiting list. Your application will be considered as volunteer vacancies arise.