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Who we are

We are Ruah Legal Services and Mental health Law Centre, a community legal centre. While you think you might know the community legal sector, we can tell you that we do things differently around here.  Ruah Legal Services is the result of an innovative and WA first merger of a community services organisation (Ruah Community Services) and a community Legal Centre (Mental Health Law Centre).  This merger has allowed us to take bold strides into a new way of delivering legal services to clients. 

October 2021 – We are very excited to have received new funding to extend our services. This means we have a range of positions we are currently recruiting for.


Principal Lawyer – see full application pack here

Closes: 7 November 2021

We are looking for our next Principal Lawyer to guide our growing team through the next phase of our development.  Due to new funding we have redesigned our practice and we are now looking for an innovative and energetic leader to help us be the best community legal centre in WA.

Permanent position

see Seek ad here


THIS ROLE HAS NOW BEEN FILLED

Senior Family Lawyersee full application pack here

If you have a passion for justice, really want to make a difference and want to lead a high performing team in delivering legal assistance to vulnerable West Australians, then we may be the team for you!

See Seek ad here

12 month fixed term with possibility of extension and permanent position


Family and Domestic Violence Lawyersee full application pack here

Closes: 10 November 2021

If you have a passion to advocate for women experiencing FDV and you love being in court, then this may be the role for you!

See Seek ad here

12 month fixed term with possibility of extension and permanent position


By choosing to work with us, you are helping transform the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community.

Ruah Legal Services and Mental Health Law Centre are a leading values driven employer in Western Australia’s community legal services sector.

We know that in order to deliver the best services for our clients, we need to provide an engaging, supportive work environment for our staff. We offer flexible workhours and leverage technology, including an intuitive, cloud-based Client Management System, to allow staff to seamlessly work from home when needed. We are aware of the emotional impact of advocating for our clients and are attentive to staff mental health and wellbeing. We believe in empowering our staff so they can better assist our clients.

Welcome to Ruah where everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. We are a community legal centre and while you think you might know the Community Legal sector, we can tell you that we do things differently around here.  Ruah Legal Service is the result of a innovative and WA first merger of a community services organisation (Ruah Community Services) and a community legal centre (Mental Health Law Centre).  This merger has allowed us to take bold strides into a new way of delivering legal services to clients. 

What we offer is a cutting edge workplace, that focuses on using technology to maintain a work life balance, that uses sophisticated practice management systems.  We don’t define the place where you work from and we provide you with technology to make that choice.  We know that people work from home, the office or the park, and that this flexibility allows our staff to maintain wellbeing and the stress of a difficult client group. We focus on client need and on business need, and so long as both are being met, you can manage your own flexibility.   

As a not-for-profit, besides our passion and values, there are other great benefits of working with us:

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Flexible working hours and office locations

Open your heart. Embolden your stride. Join Ruah.