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 - Full Time

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?
  • Full-Time / Fixed-term contract

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. BMCLC is experiencing significant growth and has recently restructured to support strategic organisational development and the effective delivery of legal support to vulnerable people in the Melton and Brimbank areas.

BMCLC has a burgeoning family law practice that involves a diverse range of sub-practice areas, with particular demand for our assistance in relation to property and parenting disputes.

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 Family Law Lead and 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

  • Current Victorian Practising certificate including High Court Registration or the eligibility to obtain the same and Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor
  • A minimum of 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
  • 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
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for stakeholder engagement.
  • Demonstrated advanced negotiation skills with substantial experience in litigation and dispute resolution,
  • Strong Computer literacy – experience with Microsoft software e.g., Word, Outlook, Publisher, Power-Point, Zoom, Microsoft Team, Access & Excel to generate own letters and use email.

Applicants must hold valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. A current Drivers License 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 a copy of the Position Description here.

Applications close on 31 January 2020. For further information, please call HR on (03) 7379 0106


 2019 08 07 Jacob Jerome 3