Positions Vacant: Solicitor, Health Justice Partnerships

Redfern Legal Centre is seeking two Solicitors to run our Health Justice Partnerships, primarily for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This position is now closed.

Redfern Legal Centre works to redress inequalities in the legal system that adversely and disproportionately affect vulnerable people. The Centre pursues social change and law reform to reduce these inequalities. 

Health Justice Partnerships place lawyers within health settings to reach vulnerable clients who would otherwise not access legal assistance. RLC set up the first hospital based HJP in NSW and is now looking for two solicitors to run and expand the partnership to other locations.

These positions will work at the forefront of innovation in legal service delivery working with vulnerable clients. The roles would suit enthusiastic and dynamic lawyers who enjoy working with multi-disciplinary teams and helping to address systemic issues. The two solicitors will work together to provide legal services from RLC’s Health Justice Partnerships (HJPs), at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, FaCS Redlink and at any newly established HJPs.

The primary responsibility of these positions are to provide generalist legal services, triage and referrals and casework to vulnerable clients at RLC’s HJPs. The workers will also undertake key stakeholder engagement activities, conduct community legal education and law reform work as well as assist with helping to establish and design new HJP partnerships.

Our existing HJP has been featured in the Medical Journal of Australia and the Law Society Journal of NSW.

Redfern Legal Centre encourages applications for this position from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Status: There are two permanent positions available. Full and part-time arrangements will be considered. This positon is now closed.

Salary and benefits: $81,406 - $88,920 p.a. (pro rata) depending on qualifications and experience.

Superannuation and annual leave loading is paid in addition to this and salary packaging* is available. In addition to being a flexible workplace, RLC offers a 35 hour working week, time in lieu options and a paid Christmas closure of 2 weeks (including public holidays) on top of 4 weeks annual leave.

* As a Public Benevolent Institution, Redfern Legal Centre is able to offer staff generous salary packaging options. The tax savings for a staff member choosing to take full advantage of the salary packaging option mean that their take home salary may be increased by up to $6,000 per annum.

This position is now closed.