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Legal Support Officer Grade 1/2 - Administration Dubbo & Walgett (Ongoing, Temporary & Talent Pool)

Organisation / Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job category:
  • Administration and Clerical
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
Job reference number: 000099NV
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 3
Total remuneration package: Up to $82,399. Package includes salary ($67,975 - $73,901), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata if part-time.
Contact: Melissa Lay (02) 6885 7721
Closing date: 11/12/2022 - 11:59 PM

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This is an Aboriginal targeted recruitment because we are committed to having more Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people work for us. Whilst this role is targeted, we do welcome applications from anyone as part of our commitment to an inclusive and diverse organisation. We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community.
 
We are proud to have more Aboriginal solicitors than any legal practice in NSW and our aim is 11% of staff will be Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander.
 
We may use this recruitment to create a Talent Pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.

 

Why should you join Legal Aid NSW!

About us

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. Our legal services include legal advice, help at court and family dispute resolution. We can help people across NSW with most areas of criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues over the telephone, or at one of our 25 offices or two satellite offices.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Legal Aid NSW is committed to being a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for all people and communities that work with and interact with us, where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.

We want people with diverse backgrounds to apply — including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities. We acknowledge, support and accommodate the diverse access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities. If you need a reasonable adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, or you’d like information about what we can do to help you, please contact our team at erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

We strive to be a place where Aboriginal people want to work and where Aboriginal voices and culture are valued.  Our commitment to having culturally safe workplaces, means that we will actively engage in culturally safe practices and deliver culturally safe services to Aboriginal people and communities. Our culturally safe recruitment practices mean we have at least one Aboriginal panel member for every Aboriginal targeted recruitment.

Other benefits of working with us

  • You will have access to training, development and mentoring opportunities.
  • We are an accredited Flex Ready certified employer and are recognised as leaders in the area of flexible work. Most of our staff work flexibly — for example, from home some of the time or in a way that helps them balance family and work life.

About the role

In this role you will:

  • Provide a range of, clerical and administrative services including but not limited to, processing legal documentation and preparing correspondence
  • Liaise with the various stakeholders, Government departments and the general public
  • Provide basic referral information services to clients to support the effective and efficient operation of legal services within Legal Aid NSW
These roles are based in Dubbo and Walgett

About you

High level administration skills and attention to detail, strong communication skills both verbal and written. You will be a dynamic person who enjoys working in a fast paced and varying environment, have strong typing and computer skills including experience using different software and the ability to learn new systems. A strong commitment to client service and being a team player is key for this role.

 

The essential requirements for this role

  • Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check
  • Hold Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian permanent Resident is an essential requirement of applying for an ongoing role
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement

How to apply

You MUST submit your application online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. If you submit your application late or by email it will NOT be accepted. Your application must include:

  • your resume (no more than 5 pages)
  • cover letter (no more than 2 pages). In your cover letter, please respond to these two questions:

1. Tell us what administrative skills, experience and qualities you can bring to this role which will assist you in providing excellent administrative and client services.

2. As well as working independently, the position requires you to work as a member of a team. What do you consider is important to ensure a small team operates effectively.

Do you need help to apply?

It’s important to properly prepare before you apply for a role. Here is some other information to help you:

  • If you have questions about the role, you can contact the Hiring Manager – Melissa Lay on (02) 6885 2433 or email: melissa.lay@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.
  • If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person you can also contact the Aboriginal Services Branch to arrange a confidential conversation about any questions you may have. 
  • The Role Description sets out the responsibilities of the role.
  • The focus capabilities and key accountabilities in the role description indicate what is expected at that level. Being familiar with these will help you understand what the panel will be looking for in the successful candidate. 
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Closing Date: 11 December 2022