Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Social Security Rights Victoria
Field of Law
Stage of Career
Address: PO Box 1221 Fitzroy North Vic 3068
Phone: (03) 9481 0355
Visit the Social Security Rights Victoria website
Contact person: Deborah Itzkowic, Director/Principal Solicitor
Description of Organisation
Social Security Rights Victoria is a specialist community legal centre which provides information, advice and advocacy in the area of social security law policy and practice.
Social Security Rights Victoria advocates for a guaranteed adequate income for all people in the community by promoting the rights and raising the status of all people in receipt of Social Security.
Number of legal positions within organisation: 1.5
Information for secondary schools
Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?
SSRV may send speakers to schools, depending on scheduling and resources.
Contact person for school trips and/or speakers: Deborah Itzkowic
Information for university students/graduates
What electives/areas of study are viewed favourably?
What prior work/volunteer work is viewed favourably?
Community Legal Centres, Other community or not-for-profit organisation work/volunteer work – demonstrated commitment to social justice issues
Contact person for volunteers: Peter Horbury
Information for practising lawyers
What are you looking for in a permanent employee?
Dependent on available position.
What prior work is viewed favourably?
Work demonstrating commitment to social justice issues and the ethos of the community legal sector
On average, how many positions become available per year?
How many applications do you receive for these?
Where do you advertise your positions?
- SSRV website
- Federation of Community Legal Centre website
Do you use a recruitment agency?