Tenancy Lawyer / Advocate

  • Level: MLC Band 4
  • Reports to: Senior Tenants’ Advocate / Senior Strata/Tenancy Solicitor 
  • Staff Management: N/A
  • Type/Hours: Part-time employee, 28 hours per week

Marrickville Legal Centre’s tenancy services provide access to justice through the provision of legal services, law reform and community legal education, particularly for people who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances. The primary aim of the tenancy service is to help vulnerable renters and social housing tenants from within the Inner West and Northern Sydney to assert and advance their rights, assisting them to control and resolve their own disputes.

The tenancy services provide legal information and advice as well as duty advocacy and representation for vulnerable tenants at NCAT. The service also engages in law reform and policy work to address systemic disadvantage and provides legal education to local communities and community workers. This position is specifically for the provision of legal services (legal advice, casework and representation) in the area of tenancy services.

The Tenancy Advocate/Lawyer will work under general guidance within clearly defined guidelines and undertake a range of activities requiring the application of basic acquired skills and knowledge pertaining to tenancy. We are looking for a passionate individual who has a strong commitment to social justice and has experience working with and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged tenants including tenants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people living with disabilities or other groups who face disadvantage in access to legal or other services.

The essential skills of the role are set out in the attached Position Description.

Sound knowledge of legislation relating to tenants, boarders, residential parks and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal is essential.

This position is for 28 hours per week on a part time, permanent basis.

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