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  • Progressive public interest law practice
  • Find new ways to reach clients during COVID-19
  • Fixed term, full time, 12-month contract

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is a community legal centre that works for social justice by driving changes to laws, policies and practices that cause or entrench disadvantage.

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with legal assistance, advice and representation, to protect their human rights and progress our vision of a community where everyone has a safe and secure home. HPLS also addresses the causes of homelessness through strategic policy advocacy.

  • Sydney, CBD location, with remote work supported
  • Provision of legal advice and assistance at outreach locations

HPLS operates free legal outreach clinics at host agencies that provide services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Clinics are primarily staffed by pro bono solicitors, with supervision and support from the HPLS in-house team.

The HPLS consumer advisory committee, StreetCare, empowers people with lived experience of homelessness to initiate, inform and influence positive change. The group also helps drive our policy priorities.

Ideally, you have experience conducting outreach in the community, providing legal assistance to clients and managing relationships with community service providers and legal outreach partners.  Additionally, you have:

  • Eligibility to apply for a NSW Practising Certificate
  • A solid understanding of issues facing people experiencing homelessness
  • 3+ years post-admission legal practice experience

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Details

Job Board
Job Category Legal
Job Field Housing & Homelessness
Employment Basis Full Time, Contract
Location Sydney CBD

Download Position Description

How to Apply

If you’d like to contribute to breaking the cycle of disadvantage for people experiencing homelessness, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the selection criteria included in the attached position description.

Please send your application to jobs@piac.asn.au, including Outreach Solicitor, HPLS in the subject field.  Please note there is no application close date and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Website https://piac.asn.au/about-us/careers/
Contact Annie Barker
Email address abarker@piac.asn.au
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