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Welfare Rights Solicitor - Part time (28 hours per week)

Illawarra Legal Centre Inc (ILC) exists to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people to access free legal services and to recognise their legal rights.
ILC’s people are dedicated, driven, person focused and committed to the principles of social justice and human rights.

The primary purpose to of the Welfare Rights Solicitor is to provide advocacy and casework in Social Security (Centrelink) matters as part of the Generalist Solicitors Service. The Welfare Rights Solicitor undertakes policy and law reform work in this area of legislation, as well as provides community legal education to both community workers and clients.


Reference No.20231121_WRSol
Job Board
Job CategoryLegal
Job FieldLegal
Employment BasisPart Time
Salary Range$90,001 +
LocationWollongong / Shoalhaven

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Essential Criteria

An Australian practising certificate.
Demonstrated understanding of the legal needs of disadvantaged groups
Ability to work within a trauma informed and culturally aware framework with people from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated Advocacy and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated capacity in developing and delivering Community Legal Education to Community members and networks.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to negotiate tasks.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and also within a team environment.
Demonstrated experience in administration and ability to undertake own administrative duties in accordance with policy.

Demonstrated understanding and experience in complying with regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines.
Superior interpersonal skills including ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, colleagues and stakeholders and exercise tact and sound judgement.
Commitment to the philosophy of Community Legal Centres.
Commitment to collaboration and team based work.
Commitment to social justice, access and equity.
A current driver's license and access to a comprehensively insured motor vehicle or other mode of transport that ensures ability to attend outreach/ community locations.

How to Apply

Applications should be marked as confidential and addressed to:

Louise Farroway


Applications close 5pm on 6th December 2023. Applications must address the Essential Knowledge and Requirements to be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified of interview times and method via email.

Illawarra Legal Centre Inc

Established in 1985, Illawarra Legal Centre Inc (ILC) is a Community Based Legal Centre based in Warrawong, providing free legal advice and other legal services to people in the Illawarra and surrounding areas.

ILC is an accredited member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC). ILC has a philosophy of making law accessible to those who are disadvantaged, marginalised and people generally considered in poverty.

ILC enables clients and members of the community to realise their rights, gain access to justice, resolve legal issues and problems impacting on their lives by providing casework, community legal education and law reform.

Our Services

ILC is a multidisciplinary service, recognising people often have several legal matters, which ensures people can obtain advice and support to address their legal needs.

About ILC and our benefits
• A clear commitment to providing a safe, welcoming workplace. We provide equal opportunities regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or age.
• A flexible work environment, including work from the office and home
• 5 weeks annual leave, plus 17.5% leave loading
• Salary Sacrifice
• Additional week off over Christmas/ New Year, in addition to annual leave
• Generous personal leave entitlements
• Employee Assistance Program
• Continued training and professional development opportunities

$98555 - $103017 (pro rata) (plus 11% Super + 17.5% Leave loading)
Up to $16000 salary sacrifice

ContactLouise Farroway
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