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Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Family Law - Domestic Violence Unit - Temporary & Ongoing - Talent Pool - Central Sydney, Liverpool, Gosford, Newcastle, Wollongong - Aboriginal & Non Aboriginal Combined Recruitment

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Legal and Justice | Solicitor
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 00007RZR
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Up to $127,094. Package includes salary ($77,578 - $115,017), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9219 6309 - Anna Baltins
Closing Date: 05/07/2020 - 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


The Solicitor I-III role will be responsible for:

  

• Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework service to disadvantaged communities


• Conducting an effective legal practice


• Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards and undertaking all related administrative and case management activities. 

 


ABOUT YOU


The successful applicant will have experience in family law.  Experience in ADVO's, care and protection, victims support and other legal issues affected victims of family violence will also be an advantage. Applicants should have a capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team with social workers and financial counsellors, and to respond to the needs of victims of domestic and family violence.
 
The successful applicant will be providing the delivery of legal services as part of the Domestic Violence Unit and including the Family Advocacy and Support Services. The Domestic Violence Unit provides ADVO duty services at Burwood, Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Wyong, Port Kembla and Toronto Local Courts, as well as family law duty services at Parramatta, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong Family Law Courts.


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 

 

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. Outline your experience in providing legal services to people who have experienced domestic and family violence, in particular in ADVO, family law, care and protection and other matters commonly experienced by victims of violence.

 

2. What qualities and skills do you have which you think are important in providing high quality services to people who have experienced domestic and family violence in a high volume & pressure 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 vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.

 

ABORIGINAL AND NON-ABORIGINAL COMBINED RECRUITMENT


This recruitment is open to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal applicants. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on whether you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Aboriginality is defined by descent 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



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.


FURTHER INFORMATION

 

• Temporary & Ongoing Talent Pool

• Central Sydney, Liverpool, Gosford, Newcastle, Wollongong

• Full Time & Part Time


• Enquiries: Anna Baltins on (02) 9219 6309 Anna.Baltins@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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• Salary Range $77,578 - $115,017 plus superannuation & annual leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007RZR 

• Closing Date: Sunday, 05 July 2020 [11:59pm] 

 

• 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. If you are successfully placed on the Talent Pool, please note you will be required to provide your Working With Children Check details prior to commencement in any role requiring the check.

 

•To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.