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Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor - Employment and Discrimination

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Legal, Knowledge Exchange

  • Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full Time to January 2024 (1-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 may also be required to work onsite at Prince of Wales Hospital. It is a strong possibility, but not a definite).


The Solicitor/Clinical Supervisor will provide advice, casework and community legal education in all areas of law relevant to our service, but with a focus on employment and discrimination law as part of our state-wide Employment Rights Legal Service. The position will work in collaboration with other community legal centre partners in the Employment Rights Legal Service and will target assistance to culturally and linguistically diverse clients and people who are experiencing financial disadvantage.

The position will supervise advice nights and attend community outreaches including our Health Justice Partnership at Prince of Wales Hospital. Due to the state-wide nature of the Employment Rights Legal Service some travel may be required.

Applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and/or who speak a language other than English are strongly encouraged to apply!


Accountabilities:

Level 6 -

  • Provide 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, with a focus on employment and discrimination.
  • Participate in the Centre’s community outreaches, KLC’s Health Justice Partnership and the Employment Rights Legal Service.
  • Participate in delivering quality clinical legal education to UNSW Law & Justice 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 rostered.
  • Develop and deliver community legal education workshops on all relevant areas of law, but with a focus on employment law, across all KLC’s programs.
  • 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 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 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 and plan the Centre’s employment law-related community legal education program with reference to current community need.



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 employment law and/or discrimination law.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • An ability to deliver community legal education in employment law to CALD communities.
  • An ability to supervise students and 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 CALD communities.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and knowledge of the legal assistance sector and an ability to work collaboratively.



Level 7 (in addition to the above) -

  • Extensive experience acting as a supervising solicitor.
  • Extensive experience in complex advice and casework particularly in employment and discrimination law matters.
  • Extensive experience in developing and delivering effective community legal education programs.
  • Extensive experience in law reform and policy work.
  • 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.



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 - Solicitor Clinical Supervisor (Employment and Discrimination).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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