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Practice Director - Domestic Violence Units & Health Justice Partnership

Women's Legal Service QLD
  • A Principal Solicitor’s role

As part of the next stage of evolution for the benefit of our clients, a number of legal services practice management roles have been created to strengthen core capability and capacity.

There has never been a more dynamic time: an unprecedented demand for our services by clients, new government funding for core, essential services and an active fundraising program.

Reporting to the CEO, the Practice Director, DVUs & HJP is responsible for portfolio practice management – DVUs (Brisbane, Caboolture, Gold Coast) and HJP through strong leadership, professional supervision, and mentoring to a dedicated team and their wellbeing. You will also manage your own caseload.

Adaptable and flexible, you will be expected to provide a leadership and co-ordination approach in the development of WLSQ’s legal advice and casework work management for the three DVU locations and key ancillary services such as financial counselling and First Nations liaison & support.

You will work closely with other areas of the Service, including our Social Work team underscored by open communication, high involvement, and collaboration.

About you

  • At least 8-10 years in family law/domestic and family violence/child protection or at a comparable level
  • Experienced in legal practice management: delivery of high-quality legal programs, advice and casework services
  • Demonstrated client sensitivity and understanding of legal and social issues affecting women
  • Demonstrable leadership and staff management skills
  • A credible, engaging communicator (verbal & written)
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  • Recognised individual contributor and collaborator
  • Effective decision making, professional judgement and ethical behaviour
  • Demonstrable commitment to WLSQ Mission, values, feminist principles
  • Current Queensland unrestricted solicitor’s practicing certificate.

Other Information

A competitive package will be offered commensurate to skills and experience.

Employees of WLSQ can access generous salary packaging benefits (more take-home pay) and leave.

To support your application submission, please request a Candidate Brief via pd@recruitmentvalue.com.au, using the subject line: Practice Director - Domestic Violence Units & Health Justice Partnership enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Pre-employment screening for the successful candidate will include credential checking, National Police Certificate, psychometric assessment. Current driver’s license and own car is required. Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination, unless medical exemption, is a condition of employment.

About Us

Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) is a for- purpose, specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social support services to women in the areas of family law, domestic violence, child protection, financial abuse legal protection and some areas of sexual assault.

We are based in Brisbane and with offices in Caboolture and Gold Coast.

Our Mission: Accessible legal and social justice for a safer world for women and children.

Our Values: Care, Respect, Inclusivity, Accountability, Collaboration.

If you wish to contribute in this important capacity, please apply.

WLSQ has an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that allows for the employment of women only.

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