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CURRENT VACANCIES AND WORK PLACEMENTS

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CURRENT VACANCIES

Criminal Defence Lawyer – Adelaide

Multiple positions available – Full time ( Part-time options negotiable)

ALRM seeks appropriately qualified legal practitioners with a minimum of 2 years post admission experience who have the personal and professional attributes to be a successful member of its criminal law team based in Adelaide. The work requires a high level of motivation, energy, and a commitment to professional excellence.

Given the sensitivity of work of the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, we are obliged to undertake a background check of applicants. In applying for the position, approval is given to ALRM to undertake necessary background checks in relation to employment, financial and criminal history.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Positions will be a 12 month contract (with option of renewal subject to funding agreement). Roles are full time but part time options can be negotiated for suitable candidates. The position will be based in metropolitan Adelaide with work in our Adelaide office, as well as at Port Adelaide and Elizabeth Magistrates Courts as required. Refer to SEEK advert for more information

https://www.seek.com.au/job/55407949

Solicitor/Barrister – Port Augusta

Two positions available – Senior Solicitor ( at least five years of experience) and Solicitor (at least three years of experience)

ALRM conducts community-based legal service and other law related programs including providing legal representation and advice to the Aboriginal people of South Australia, from offices in Adelaide and Regional Offices in Ceduna, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln.

Given the sensitivity of work of the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, we are obliged to undertake a background check of applicants. In applying for the position, approval is given to ALRM to undertake necessary background checks in relation to employment, financial and criminal history.

ALRM offers attractive Salary Package which includes relocation , monthly accommodation subsidized payment and salary sacrifice arrangements for regional location. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Contract term can be negotiated to 12 months or untill June 2024.

The Solicitor reports to Criminal Practice Manager. The role is to conduct all legal work in the Youth, Magistrates and District courts including bail applications, negotiations , attendance at pretrial conferences, complex guilty pleas, and trials.

Travelling to country locations for the purpose of conducting Court matters is a requirement of this role.

Position will be based In Port Augusta.

Positions will be a 12 month contract (with option of renewal subject to funding agreement). Roles are full time but part time options can be negotiated for suitable candidates. The position will be based in metropolitan Adelaide with work in our Adelaide office, as well as at Port Adelaide and Elizabeth Magistrates Courts as required.

Refer to SEEK advert for more information:

https://www.seek.com.au/job/55466999

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 

If you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is seeking to work with Aboriginal Legal Rights , please send your current resume along with your preferred area/role and region (metro, Ceduna etc.) for following positions:

Field Officer ( Adelaide and Ceduna)

Aboriginal Field Officer (AFO are the first point of contact for many Aboriginal people who come in contact with the Criminal Justice system. The role of Aboriginal field officers is to provide legal support and advice to Aboriginal people who are detained in police or prison custody or who must attend court.  

AFO’s assist lawyers with clients, undertake administrative duties and work closely with other services, Government, and non-Government organisations to support the needs of clients.   AFO’s are required to maintain strong links with Aboriginal communities and to assist Aboriginal people to become more aware of their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to the law.  AFO’s also inform senior staff of problems and issues that arises in Aboriginal communities throughout South Australia.   

Essential Requirements

  • SA Drivers License
  • Working with Children DCSI clearance

Case Worker Prison Care ( Adelaide)

The Aboriginal Case Worker position is responsible for delivering pre, during and post release prisoner care services. Services must be provided to Indigenous prisoners (male and female) and Indigenous juvenile detainees (clients) to assist them to successfully reintegrate back into the community following detention in South Australian prisons and detentions Centre’s. 

The Aboriginal Case Worker will work closely in conjunction with the Aboriginal Field Officers and Aboriginal Visitors services officers. The Aboriginal Case Worker must be able to identify and assess potential clients for suitability for the Prisoner Care Program (PCP) with assistance of Aboriginal Liaison Officers in prisons and in consultation with the Department of Correctional Services.

Essential Requirements

  • Understanding of case management
  • SA Drivers License
  • Working with Children DCSI clearance

Contact Officer- Customer Notification Scheme (Adelaide)

The CNS provides a culturally competent and thorough welfare service complemented by access to necessary legal advice. South Australian legislation made it mandatory for police to contact the ALRM CNS every time an Aboriginal person is detained in a police facility. The CNS adopts a dual welfare / legal approach.

The CNS is staffed by culturally competent, trauma informed employees .CNS staff provide an immediate “R U OK” check to ensure that the person detained is not experiencing any serious health or welfare issues and following this check (which will include notifying the police of any immediate needs), the person detained will have access to legal advice where relevant. The CNS staff will also, wherever possible, assist the person detained with referrals to relevant services including health services, mental health services, accommodation and homelessness services, counselling services and support to deal with unpaid fines. Where the person detained has been charged with an offence and wishes ALRM to represent them.

The CNS maximises the ability for the immediate health and welfare needs of Aboriginal people taken into police custody to be identified and addressed and consequently reduce Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Essential Requirements

  •  Ability to work in shifts

 Due to the 24-hour seven-day model, all roles will require flexibility of hours with contact time outside of normal working hours including weekends and public holidays.

  • Has Cert IV in Legal Services or willing to undertake 
  • Working with Children DCSI clearance
  • Exceptional customer service delivery both by phone and in person

Expressions of interest should be sent to recruitment@alrm.org.au along with cover letter.