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Solicitor - Legal Education Project Leader

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

NAAFLS is forming a Project Team to develop and deliver educational resources to selected communities across the Top End of the Northern Territory. The Solicitor – Legal Education Project Leader will lead an assessment, among a few selected communities, aimed at improving NAAFLS’ understanding of the needs, priorities and legally sound approaches to the delivery of violence prevention and child protection community education. This will involve collaboration with stakeholder organisations within these communities to ensure developed education programs and approaches are supported by the broader community.

The Solicitor – Legal Education Project Leader will hold or be eligible to hold a practising certificate in the Northern Territory, with 12 months post admission experience in the delivery of legal services in the areas of law covered by NAAFLS – family law, child protection, domestic and family violence. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people from Top End communities including cross-cultural communication is required.

Travel to remote communities in the Top End, providing legal education and assistance to clients for up to a week at a time will be required.

Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants if they are assessed as suitable to perform all the duties, at a level appropriate, for the position. An applicant selected under this special measure will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement including a supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation. This recruitment is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for this position is on the Position Description attached.

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