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Family Law Pathways Network Volunteer Opportunity

An exciting volunteer position exists with the Family Law Pathways Network for those who are completing or have completed their second year in Law or Social Science. The Victorian Family Law Pathways Network (VFLPN) is an initiative funded by the Attorney General’s Department to provide links and training opportunities for professionals within the family law system. The role involves volunteering directly at the Melbourne and Dandenong Family Court Registries.

 

The role involves volunteering directly at the Melbourne and Dandenong Family Court Registries. You will assist clients and family law practitioners to understand and access a comprehensive range of family law and support services as either supplements or alternatives to the services of the family courts. This not only involves communication with lawyers, but also family consultants, psychologists, social workers and most importantly clients going through the family separation process. Through this interaction you will be learning important communication skills and undertake networking with influential professionals through our Steering Committee and professional training events.

 

We ask for a commitment of 1-2 days per fortnight with a minimum 6 months commitment upon completion of training. You will have supervision sessions with a VFLPN member and have communication with other students in the program. You will also receive training before the commencement of your volunteer work. At the completion of your time with this program you will receive a letter detailing your hours and key skills that you can include in your professional portfolio.

 

If you are interested in this unique opportunity and would like more information please e-mail Adam Chetcuti at vicpathwaysmelb@ccam.org.au with a cover letter outlining your interests and skills, and your current CV. Applications close 5pm Monday 19th February.

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