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Aboriginal Targeted - Paralegal - Clerk Grade 3/4 - Appeals & Complex Litigation - Family Law Division - Central Sydney - Ongoing

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Paralegal
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 00007EYL
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $87,623. Package includes salary ($72,418 - $79,297), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9219 5750 - Matthew Butt
Closing Date: 27/11/2019 - 11:59 PM

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ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


ABOUT THE ROLE


Undertake high level administration and some file work on a range of family law matters including: brief preparation for counsel, briefing letters to experts, administration of subpoena and material produced, preparation and co-ordination of a range of family law documents, legal research and the provision of high level assistance in offices across the State.


ABOUT YOU


The successful applicant must be able to: 

 

• Manage a diverse and demanding workload while undertaking work in an accurate and competent manner.

  

• Communicate routine technical information clearly and prepare written material that is well-structured and easy to follow by the intended audience.

  

• Support a culture of quality customer service in the organisation.

  

• Complete work tasks to agreed timeframes and standards.  

 

• Understand the use of computers, telecommunications, audio-visual equipment or other technologies used by the organisation. 


• Undertake legal research


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS  

 

• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check

 

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency

 

HOW TO APPLY


Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.


Please Note: This is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander targeted advertisement under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014.  In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria.


Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.


Applicants are requested to attach:


• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)


• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:

 

1. Outline your experience in managing challenging workloads and competing demands in a legal or similar environment. What techniques do you use to stay highly organised, meet competing priorities and overcome challenges? 

 

2. Outline your experience in undertaking legal research, and provide an example of complex legal research you have conducted and the steps taken to locate legislation, case law or other extrinsic material.


The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.


This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.


OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION


Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.


Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible. 


If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.


ROLE NOTES

Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

Applicants applying through this Aboriginal Targeted stream must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. 

For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

FURTHER INFORMATION


• 1x Ongoing Opportunity at Central Sydney (35HPW)

• Temporary & Ongoing Talent Pool
• Enquiries: Matthew Butt on (02) 9219 5750 or Matthew.Butt@legalaid.nsw.gov.au or Kerri Phillips on (02) 9219 5711 or Kerri.Phillips@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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• Package up to $88K 

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007
• Closing Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019 [11:59pm]