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Family Assessment Consultant

Legal Aid - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • As a Family Assessment Consultant at Legal Aid Queensland your primary role will be the forensic assessment of families before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Family Court, or the Childrens Court; with a further opportunity to conduct family dispute resolution conferences, if you are appropriately qualified. The role enables you to use your skills to critically assess and analyse the best interests of children and families, and to apply these skills within a legal setting. The role also offers the opportunity to assist with the professional development of others and to contribute to improvements to the legal aid and justice systems.
    Job Type: Permanent
    Position Type: Flexible-full-time
    Location: Brisbane Inner City
    Contact Name: Julie Broadhurst
    Contact Number: 07 3917 0465
    Closing Date: 11-JUN-21

    Our Family Law Services division gives legal help and support to children and adults experiencing family law issues including child protection, child support and maintenance, parenting issues, domestic and family violence, and divorce and property settlement. Where possible, we encourage people to resolve their problems without going to court by using our dispute resolution services. From helping children have a voice in the legal system through our separate representatives and independent children's lawyers, to representing people with complex disputes before the family law courts, this division plays an integral role in helping Queenslanders resolve their family law problems.

    Your responsibilities include:

    Perform clinical and forensic assessments of families and children, including child custody and pre-sentence evaluations.
    Prepare complex assessment reports for use in the family law, child protection and criminal jurisdictions.
    Provide expert opinion and evidence to the court, including being cross examined and challenged on your opinion.
    Liaise and consult with Legal Aid Queensland lawyers, external practitioners and/or preferred suppliers about case management matters.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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