Employment

Joining commUnity+ gives you the opportunity to develop your career while using your energy and skills to make a difference in the lives of people living in our community.

We currently employ more than 100 people in a range of roles in our Education, Legal, Family and Corporate Service programs.

We have a strong focus on providing flexible working arrangements and internal career development opportunities. 

Financial benefits

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits program
  • Salary packaging options, with up to $15,900 per annum tax-free
  • Generous salary packaging on meals and entertainment

Career development

  • Training to support career development
  • Vacancies are advertised internally

Work environment

  • A supportive, positive and energetic team environment
  • Work/life balance options, including flexible working arrangements

Current Positions

Family Law Lawyer - Part-Time

Family Law Lawyer - Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
St Albans / Melton

  • Are you passionate about working within the Community Legal Sector and taking on a challenging role in a dynamic multidisciplinary organisation?
  • Part Time position (0.8 FTE) / 6 month fixed-term contract with possible extension subject to ongoing funding

 

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) is a program of Comm Unity Plus and provides free legal services, advice, referrals, and community legal education. BMCLC services one of the fastest-growing and most culturally diverse regions in Melbourne and has offices in St. Albans and Melton.

 

About the position

The Family Law Lawyer will collaborate with BMCLC lawyers to deliver family law legal services, including outreach and community partnerships targeted to assist those most vulnerable in the community.

In consultation with the Principal lawyer, will identify family law needs and opportunities for law reform and advocacy, help support a strategic and successful family law practice for the community in Melbourne’s outer West, including referral to key agencies specialising in family violence support, mediation and health.

This position will provide high-quality legal advice in the family law practice area which includes some of the following sub-areas: property settlement and mediation, parenting disputes, passport applications, name change applications, location orders, relocation orders, recovery orders, intervention order applications, and child support issues.

 

Key Selection Criteria and Qualifications

  • Admitted to the legal profession with a current Victorian Practising certificate
  • Minimum 2 years of post-admission Family Law experience and knowledge of the family violence sector coupled with experience in Property Law
  • Commitment and interest in working with individuals from diverse and disadvantaged communities on social justice issues with a good understanding of the role of the community legal centres in the legal and community sectors
  • Sound understanding of the nature and impact of strategic legal projects and the ability to identify systemic and public interest issues through community development work and casework.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large and diverse workload with minimal supervision and competing deadlines whilst working collaboratively and effectively as a part of a busy and passionate team.
  • Ability to supervise junior lawyers and volunteers undertaking legal service delivery
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently from a variety of locations across the catchment areas as per the requirements of the role
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for stakeholder engagement.

Applicants must hold valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. A current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel between offices and outreaches are essential for this role.

You will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in flexible working conditions

An attractive salary commensurate with experience with the added advantage of salary packaging benefits is on offer!

 

To apply:

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria and a current resume.  

Alternatively, you can forward your application via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: Family Law Lawyer

Please download the Position Description here.

 

Applications close on 15 November 2019. For further information, please call HR on

(03) 7379 0100

EAL Teachers & Assessors

EAL Teacher & Assessors

Part-Time/Casual  

 Northern and Western Suburbs

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs focusing on informing and engaging with our community through high-quality Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre) and Family Support programs as well as community engagement and development activities. CUP is a member of the Learning for Employment (LfE) Consortium.

Due to the growth in our Adult Education program, commUnity+ has several teaching positions available for experienced and passionate teachers in our SEE (Skills for Education and Employment), AMEP and Skills First programs in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Coburg, Deer Park, and St Albans. We are particularly keen to hear from Bilingual (Arabic) EAL Teachers.

Applicants must hold:

  • A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) including the Language, Literacy, Numeracy component and one of the following:
  • A Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum of at least 60hrs; or
  • A Bachelor Degree plus Postgraduate TESOL qualification of at least 100 contact hours including a practicum.commUnity+ offers generous salary packaging, on-going professional development, and a flexible, supportive working environment.
  • Successful applicants will be required to supply a current Working with Children Check and a Police Check.
  • Applicants must have experience in adult education and only applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be considered. Official Australian equivalency recognition will be required for all international qualifications.

EAL Teachers & Assessors

To apply for one of these exciting opportunities please send through your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and availability, addressing the key selection criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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