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A position at NAAFLS offers the unique opportunity to work in remote Top End Indigenous Communities providing legal advice, community education, client assistance and support to victims of family violence. We are a diverse, friendly and supportive team that takes pride in our individual and collective achievements. At NAAFLS we welcome enquiries from people with a passion for the law and indigenous affairs. 

WHY WORK FOR NAAFLS?

  • 6 weeks Annual Leave
  • Salary Sacrifice 
  • Extensive travel to remote communities with Travel Allowance
  • Work Laptop and Mobile Phone
  • Extensive training to carry out your daily duties
  • Opportunities to advance your career
  • Opportunities for ongoing training and support
  • A supportive and positive team environment with supportive management

 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SOLICITOR - DARWIN OFFICE

Due to an expansion of NAAFLS service delivery areas, we have a vacancy for an experienced Solicitor to join our legal team in the Darwin Office.  

You will possess 2+ years PAE and hold, or be eligible for an unrestricted practising certificate in the Northern Territory.  The ability to provide an accessible and culturally sensitive legal service, and to understand the needs of culturally diverse clients is essential.  This position is office based however applicants may need to undertake occasional overnight travel to remote communities as required.

It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one.

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

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for this position is on the Position Description available here Solicitor - Darwin Office.

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Tuesday 21 September 2021.

 

SOLICITORS - DARWIN AND KATHERINE OFFICES

Due to an expansion of NAAFLS service delivery areas, we have vacancies for experiences Solicitors to join our legal teams in the Darwin and Katherine Offices.  

You will hold, or be eligible to hold a practising certificate in the Northern Territory.  The ability to provide an accessible and culturally sensitive legal service, and to understand the needs of culturally diverse clients living in remote community settings is essential.  You may travel to remote communities in the Top End, providing legal advice, education and assistance to clients for up to a week at a time as required.

It is a requirement that prior to commencing in any of these roles, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one.

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

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for these positions is on the Position Description available here Solicitor.

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Tuesday 21 September 2021.

 

CASE WORKERS

Due to an expansion of NAAFLS service delivery areas, we have a vacancies for experienced and enthusiastic Case Workers to join our Support Teams in the Darwin and Katherine Offices.  

The Case Worker will work collaboratively with NAAFLS solicitors to develop and implement case plans with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, including assisting to help clients set and achieve their goals, while identifying evidence that will be meaningful in associated legal cases.  Relevant experience in delivering case work services in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community services environment is required.  The ability to provide an accessible and culturally sensitive legal service, and to understand the needs of culturally diverse client is essential.  These positions are office based however applicants may need to undertake occasional overnight travel to remote communities as required.

It is a requirement that prior to commencing in any of these roles, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one.

These positions are identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for these positions is on the Position Description available here Case Worker

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Tuesday 21 September 2021.

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT - CASE WORKER - NHULUNBUY OFFICE

Due to an expansion of NAAFLS service delivery areas, we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Legal Assistant - Case Worker for our new Nhulunbuy Office.  

The Legal Assistant - Case Worker will work collaboratively with the NAAFLS Solicitors to develop and implement case plans with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, including assisting to help clients set and achieve their goals, while identifying evidence that will be meaningful in associated legal cases.  Relevant experience in delivering case work services in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community services environment is required.  The ability to provide an accessible and culturally sensitive legal service, and to understand the needs of culturally diverse client is essential.  Availability to undertake overnight travel to remote communities, up to 2 x 4-day trips per month.

It is a requirement that prior to commencing in any of these roles, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one.

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for this position is on the Position Description available here Legal Assistant - Case Worker

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Tuesday 21 September 2021.

 


PROJECT TEAM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

To improve NAAFLS understanding of the needs, priorities and legally sound approaches to the deliver of violence prevention and child protection community education, we are forming a Project Team to develop and deliver resources to a few selected communities. This will involve collaboration with residents and stakeholder organisations within these communities to ensure developed education programs and approaches are supported by the broader community.

The Project Team will be located in the Darwin Office and will be required to travel to remote communities in the Top End for up to a week at a time as required.

It is a requirement that prior to commencing in any of these roles, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory driver’s licence or the ability to obtain one.

If you would like to apply for one of the vacancies, additional information and links to the Position Descriptions are below:

SOLICITOR - LEGAL EDUCATION PROJECT LEADER

The Solicitor – Legal Education Project Leader will hold or be eligible to hold a practising certificate in the Northern Territory, with 12 months post admission experience in the delivery of legal services in the areas of law covered by NAAFLS – family law, child protection, domestic and family violence. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people from Top End communities including cross-cultural communication is required.

Please note - Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants if they are assessed as suitable to perform all the duties, at a level appropriate, for the position. An applicant selected under this special measure will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement including a supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation. This recruitment is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for this position is on the Position Description available here.

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Friday 17 September 2021.

 

SOCIAL WORKER - LEGAL EDUCATION PROJECT 

The Social Worker – Legal Education Project will hold a minimum Bachelor of Social Work or Masters (qualifying) and eligibility for AASW registration. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people from Top End communities including cross-cultural communication is required.

Please note - Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants if they are assessed as suitable to perform all the duties, at a level appropriate, for the position. An applicant selected under this special measure will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement including a supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation. This recruitment is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for this position is on the Position Description available here.

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Friday 17 September 2021.

 

PROJECT OFFICER  (2 positions available)

The Project Officer will have proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in a service delivery environment, including strong relationship building and advocacy skills and an ability to deliver education programs. Willingness to use your cultural expertise to help shape and enhance service delivery for our clients is required.

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

Additional information and the Selection Criteria for this position is on the Position Description available here.

To apply for this role, submit a one-page summary sheet addressing the Selection Criteria and a current CV to hr@naafls.com.au prior to the closing date.

Applications close Friday 17 September 2021.