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Lawyer - CAAFLU

Work with and for Aboriginal people in Central Australia & the Barkly Region. Join the CAAFLU team and make a difference.

About CAAFLU
Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU) is an an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) providing holistic, multidisciplinary, trauma-informed legal and support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victim-survivors of domestic, family and/or sexual violence. Our lawyers work alongside our team of Aboriginal Client Service Officers to deliver culturally appropriate, wrap-around legal and support services to our clients - predominantly Aboriginal women and their children. We have offices in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek and provide outreach services to several remote communities including Hermannsburg (Ntaria), Yuendumu, Papunya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte), Harts Range (atitjere), Ali Curung, Elliott and smaller communities nearby.

About the Role
CAAFLU is currently seeking a Lawyer to join our Alice Springs team to provide legal advice and representation in our key areas of Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs), Victims of Crime Compensation, Child Protection and Family Law. You will be based in our Alice Springs office with some travel to remote communities with our Client Service Officers.

You will work with a supportive team offering a unique service to Aboriginal people across Central Australia & the Barkly Region.

  • Salary based on experience and relevant qualifications;
  • District Allowance;
  • Relocation assistance;
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave plus Christmas break;
  • Salary Sacrifice package including Remote Area Housing Benefit.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is seleted.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Hold, or the ability to obtain, a restricted or unrestricted practising certificate in the Northern Territory.
  2. Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities and the issues affecting communities – including rates of family violence, sexual assault and child protection involvement and the contributing underlying factors.
  3. Capacity to provide high quality legal advice and casework, particularly in the areas of law related to family violence.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to meeting the legal needs of disadvantaged groups as well as understanding of current legal issues facing disadvantaged people in the Northern Territory, particularly Aboriginal victim-survivors of family violence and those living in remote Aboriginal communities.
  5. Ability to work as a member of a small multi-disciplinary team as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people – including via interpreters where required.
  7. Good understanding of the organisation and management of legal practice, well developed time management skills and the ability to manage client matters and meet deadlines.
  8. Hold, or the ability to obtain, a current NT Driver’s License, NT Ochre Card as well as pass a National Police Check and Aboriginal Land Permit requirements.
  9. Have current COVID19 vaccination or valid medical exemption.

Desirable:

  1. Post-admission experience in an Australian Legal Practice for one (1) or more years.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as well as your current resume/ CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

CAAFLU strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For questions regarding the position please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 08 8953 6355.

Last modified: 31/08/2022 1:29 PM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

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