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Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor - Sexual Harassment Law Reform

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Business Development / Industry Engagement

  • Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full Time for 3 years (35-hour week)
  • Remuneration: Level 6 Position $90,566 - $96,613 + 17% Super   
    (Level 7 Position Level is only available for applicants with the relevant skills and experience, $99,338 - $107,513)  
  • Location: Kensington, NSW


Exciting opportunity to join Kingsford Legal Centre, part of  UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice! Kingsford Legal Centre is a community legal centre that provides direct legal assistance to our community as well as undertaking systemic work to address access to justice.


The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor (Law Reform) will be based on campus at Kingsford Legal Centre. The day-to-day responsibility includes providing advice, casework. The position has a law reform focus and will work to tackle the systemic reasons for sexual harassment and discrimination.

The position will supervise advice nights and attend community outreaches and work into KLC’s generalist practice. The position works closely with UNSW Law & Justice students teaching them in a best practice clinical legal education model.



Accountabilities:

Level 6:

  • Provide discrimination and employment legal advice and conduct casework in accordance with the Centre’s policies and across the range of the Centre’s advice and casework guidelines.
  • Undertake the Centre’s law reform and systemic work, including submission and report writing with a particular focus on sexual harassment and discrimination;
  • Deliver legal services across the Centre’s work, including at community outreaches and KLC’s Health Justice Partnership
  • Deliver quality clinical legal education to UNSW Law & Justice students including: - supervising student participation in advice and casework; undertaking student assessment; sharing the teaching of classes; and supervising and developing student projects.
  • Oversee the Centre’s advice nights on a weekly basis as well as supervise the volunteers rostered.
  • Develop and deliver workshops on all relevant areas of law, but with a focus on sexual harassment/discrimination law;
  • Participate in the promotion of the Clinic
  • Assist in the general day to day administration of the Centre, including assisting other staff members during periods of leave.

Level 7:

(in addition to the above)

  • Develop, deliver and coordinate extensive law reform and advocacy campaigns in partnership with key stakeholders/ in coalition with other groups
  • Conduct complex casework in line with Centre policies;
  • Identify and implement new areas for prevention and systemic change in sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Supervise other staff members at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s risk management policies;
  • Develop and run new classes for students which incorporate active learning;
  • Identify and implement Access and Equity strategies in respect of the Centre’s students and clients
  • Collaborate on projects with clinical legal educators from other universities.




Skills and Experience: 

Level 6:

  • Eligible to practise as a solicitor New South Wales.
  • An ability to provide legal advice and casework across KLC’s practice and in sexual harassment, discrimination or employment law.
  • An ability to undertake law reform work, including writing of submissions and development of systemic responses.
  • An ability to deliver CLE to a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • An ability to supervise students and volunteers, in accordance with risk management practices.
  • An ability to provide legal assistance to disadvantaged clients, in a trauma informed way.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and knowledge of the legal assistance sector.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities a commitment to attending relevant health and safety training, including undertaking and maintaining all relevant health and police check required to work in a hospital environment.



Level 7:

(in addition to the above)

  • Extensive experience acting as a nominated person or supervising solicitor.
  • Extensive experience in complex advice and casework, in particular, in sexual harassment, discrimination and employment law matters.
  • Extensive experiencing developing and delivering law reform and advocacy campaigns in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience working in a community legal centre, or legal aid environment.
  • Experience in working in tertiary education or clinical legal education and an ability to develop and deliver new classes and courses.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.


To be considered you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship.


Pre-Employment Checks:

  • Verification of Qualifications
  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Evidence of 2x doses of COVID-19 Vaccination as per NSW Public Health Orders
  • Evidence of vaccination as required for a category A healthcare worker in NSW

 

Benefits:

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.
Our benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)
  • Career development opportunities
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

 

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online before Sunday 26th June 2022 by 11:30pm. Please note applications sent to the contact below cannot be accepted.

A copy of the Position Description can be found here:

Download File Position Description - Clinical Supervisor (SH Prevention).pdf

Contact:

Allyssar Hamoud

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

a.hamoud@unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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