Solicitor/Caseworker or Senior Solicitor/Caseworker
Welfare Rights Centre
The Welfare Rights Centre is looking for a Solicitor/Caseworker or Senior Solicitor/Caseworker (depending on qualifications and experience).
The Solicitor/Caseworker’s primary role is to contribute to the casework practice of the Welfare Rights Centre, through the provision of information and advice and individual casework involving advocacy directly to Centrelink and to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
The primary role of a Senior Solicitor/Caseworker’s is to assist the Principal Solicitor in leading the casework practice of the Welfare Rights Centre, and in ensuring compliance with risk management procedures. In addition to advising and representing clients at both tiers of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Senior Solicitor/Senior Caseworker assists the Principal Solicitor in the supervision of solicitors and caseworkers in their advice and casework.
This is a great opportunity to join a team of committed people, and contribute to our work to enforce the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged people to income support.
Full training will be provided to the right candidate.
You will be supervised by the Principal Solicitor.
- eligible to hold a Practicing Certificate in NSW; and
- experience working or volunteering in the community legal sector; or
- experience working in Centrelink.
- a bachelor degree; and
- experience working in Centrelink; or
- experience providing advice and undertaking casework in social security matters.
- policy and law reform work;
- media, including social media, work;
- Community Legal Education;
- design and production of publications, including factsheets; and/or
11. at least two years’ experience providing advice and undertaking casework in social security matters, including preparing submissions for and representing clients at the AAT; and
12. Experience in court or tribunal advocacy; and
13. Experience in supervising staff and/or volunteers.
Level 5 – Level 6 SCHCADS Award $74,984.78 - $84,074.10 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) as per WRC Enterprise Agreement plus 36 hour week, 10 days additional leave, superannuation 10.5%, and access to salary sacrificing arrangements