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Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor - Health Justice Partnership

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Legal, Healthcare

  • Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full Time to June 2025 (2.5-year contract, 35-hour week)
  • Remuneration: Level 6 Position $91,472 - $97,579 + 17% Super   
    (Level 7 Position Level is only available for applicants with the relevant skills and experience, $100,331 - $108,588)  
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (the successful candidate will also be required to work onsite at Prince of Wales Hospital)


The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor will provide advice, casework and community legal education in areas of law relevant to our service and will work in a community development model. The role includes supervising evening advice sessions, outreaches and our Health Justice Partnership at Prince of Wales Hospital/Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service. This position works closely with UNSW Sydney law students teaching them in a best practice clinical legal education model.


Accountabilities:

Level 6 -

  • Provide generalist legal advice and conduct casework in conjunction with the other lawyers employed at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s policies and across the range of the Centre’s advice and casework guidelines.
  • Participate in the Centre’s community outreaches, with a focus on our Health Justice Partnership, and provide high quality legal services.
  • Participate in delivering quality clinical legal education to UNSW Law students including by; supervising student participation in advice, casework; undertaking student assessment; sharing the teaching of classes; and supervising and developing student projects.
  • Participate in law reform campaigns, including submission and report writing.
  • Oversee the Centre’s advice nights on a weekly basis as well as supervise the volunteers and students rostered.
  • Develop and deliver workshops on relevant areas of law, with a particular focus on the needs of health staff and Health Justice Partnership clients.
  • Assist in the general day to day administration of the Centre, including assisting other staff members during periods of leave.
  • Participate in and further the service goals of the Health Justice Partnership, including involvement in planning and development.



Level 7 (in addition to the above) -

  • 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.
  • Conduct more complex casework in line with Centre policies.
  • Identify and develop proactive law reform strategies based on identifying casework trends and areas requiring reform.
  • Develop and coordinate sector wide law reform responses, including the management of a range of stakeholders, including submission writing, international human rights reporting and law reform reports.
  • Supervise other staff members at the Centre in accordance with the Centre’s risk management policies.
  • Collaborate on projects with clinical legal educators from other universities.
  • Develop the Centre’s community legal education program with reference to current community need.
  • Develop the Health Justice Partnership, including the development of strategic relationships, service evaluation and opportunities for growth and funding.



Skills and Experience: 

To be considered you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship will not be available for this role.

Level 6 -

  • Eligible to practise as a solicitor New South Wales.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing legal advice and casework, particularly in areas relevant to Health Justice clients.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • An ability to deliver community legal education to a wide range of audiences.
  • An ability to supervise students or volunteers, in accordance with risk management practices.
  • An ability to provide legal assistance to disadvantaged clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and knowledge of the legal assistance sector.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.


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 areas relevant to the Health Justice Partnership.
  • Extensive experiencing developing and delivering community legal education in a health setting.
  • Extensive experience working in a community legal centre, or legal aid environment.
  • Extensive experience in service development, planning and development of strategic relationships including funding.
  • Experience in working in tertiary education or clinical legal education and an ability to develop and deliver new classes and courses.



Pre-Employment Checks:

  • Verification of Qualifications
  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check




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 both your CV and Cover Letter online before Sunday 12th February 2023 by 11:30pm.

A copy of the Position Description can be found here:

Download File Position Description - HJP Solicitor Clinical Supervisor.pdf
 

Contact for recruitment questions:

Applications sent to the contact below will not be accepted.

Allyssar Hamoud
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
a.hamoud@unsw.edu.au

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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