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Paralegal – Clerk Grade 3/4 - Family Law – Lismore – Ongoing & Talent Pool – 35 HPW

Organisation / Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job category:
  • Legal and Justice | Clerical and Paralegal
Job location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North Coast
Job reference number: 00009CF4
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Up to $92,781. Package includes salary ($75,992 - $83,211), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata if part-time.
Contact: Maureen Power (02) 9219 5128
Closing date: 19/02/2023 - 11:59 PM

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About us

Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. We can help people with most areas of criminal law, family law and every day civil law legal issues. We give legal advice, help at court and do family dispute resolution. We can do this over the telephone or at one of our 27 offices.

About you

You will have:

  • a demonstrated commitment to high quality client centred services.
  • a sound understanding of the legal framework and the ability to work in a collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
  • have previous experience working with multiple projects, and the ability to find solutions to problems, implement and evaluate work processes and to adapt to changing goals and circumstances.

This is an Aboriginal targeted recruitment. This means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. But it doesn’t mean that non-Aboriginal people can’t apply – we also welcome applications from anyone who is interested in the role.

We may use this recruitment to create a talent pool for similar ongoing or temporary vacancies we have over the next 18 months.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN LEGAL AID NSW!

We are committed to diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating a culturally safe and genuinely inclusive organisation and workplace for everyone who works and interacts with us. We strive to be a place where people from diverse backgrounds want to work, where voices and cultures are valued and where people feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard.

We want a workforce that reflects our clients, so we can deliver a service that meets the needs of the community. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds — 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.

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.

The essential requirements for this role

You must:

  • be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you start work with us
  • be willing to do a Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check
  • hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency (for ongoing vacancies) or a valid visa to work in Australia (for temporary vacancies)

The Family Law Division have a number of roles where it is a statutory obligation for staff to hold a valid Working With Children Check. You will be required to provide your Working With Children Check details prior to commencement in any role requiring the check.

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 your resume (no more than 5 pages)
  • In your cover letter, please respond to these questions:
  1. Tell us about a time when you were working on multiple projects and dealing with many different stakeholders. How did you prioritise the projects & stakeholders’ and describe the outcomes?
     
  2. 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?

Make sure your application is complete and you have answered all questions before you submit it.

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 – Maureen Power on (02) 9219 5128 or email: Maureen.power@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
  • If you are an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are thinking about applying, you can 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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