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Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade IV - Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities - Central Sydney - Part Time - Temporary until July 2022

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00008FJR
Work Type: Part-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $142,687. Package includes salary ($126,120 - $128,547), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 9213 5296 - Emma Langton
Closing Date: 29/09/2021 - 11:59 PM

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An information session facilitated by the Convenor Emma Langton, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams (click here to join the meeting) on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 from (5:00pm - 5:30pm).

 

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

 

We are looking for a Grade IV Solicitor whose duties will include:

-    Provide a high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services in areas such as stolen generations, consumer, mental health, human rights, employment, housing, immigration, social security, and/or coronial inquests, or other areas of civil law.
-    Deliver efficient and effective targeted legal services to disadvantaged Aboriginal clients. 
-    Conduct and supervise other legal officers to ensure an efficient and effective legal practice in accordance with the standards required by Legal Aid NSW. 
-    Comply with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertake all related administrative and case management activities.


ABOUT YOU

 

The successful applicant will be a solicitor who has experience supervising other solicitors and working with Aboriginal clients and communities. They will also have a passion for addressing the social justice issues facing communities across NSW.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

• Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW

• Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement

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

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa (applicable to non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants). 

 

HOW TO APPLY


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


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. Describe your experience in the planning and delivery of legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people, and any experience providing services to rural and remote communities.

 

2. Outline your skills and experience in leading, managing and supervising lawyers and/or other staff in a team environment.


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 temporary or ongoing 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 is committed to increasing its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to ensure the organisation is reflective of our client base. This recruitment activity is conducted in accordance with Rule 26 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014 in relation to employment of eligible persons. This position is targeted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and priority will be given to candidates who identify. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. A role advertised as targeted does not preclude non-Aboriginal applicants from applying.

 

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

 

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

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

An information session facilitated by the Convenor Emma Langton, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams (click here to join the meeting) on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 from (5:00pm - 5:30pm).


• Temporary Opportunity at 14HPW until July 2022
• Enquiries: Emma Langton on 9213 5296 or emma.langton@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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