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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9219 5994
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Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor I-III - Civil Law - Various Locations - Talent Pool for Temporary and Ongoing roles


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Job Description:

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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, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


ABOUT THE ROLE

 

The position is responsible for: 

 • Providing high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients 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

• Conducting an effective legal practice

• Undertaking outreach, conducting community legal education, and engaging with stakeholders

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

 

ABOUT YOU

 

You will have a passion for assisting disadvantaged people obtain access to justice. We are looking for outstanding solicitors with relevant skills and experience to provide targeted, high quality advice, minor assistance and casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged people. The successful applicant will be able to communicate effectively with clients and a diverse range of stakeholders.

 

This recruitment will be used to form a talent pool (valid for 18 months) of suitable candidates to be drawn upon when temporary or ongoing vacancies occur across any of our NSW metro or regional offices.

Job Requirements:

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
 
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. Please outline the strategies you would put in place as a Civil Law Legal Officer to increase access to justice for people who experience social and economic disadvantage. Please refer to any relevant experience in your response.
 
2. Please outline your experience managing a diverse, complex and busy workload.
 
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 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 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 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. While this role is open to all applicants, Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
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

• Talent Pool for Ongoing and Temporary roles
• Enquiries: Kimberley Wilson (02) 9219 5938 or kimberley.wilson@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
 
• Applying for a Role
• Working at Legal Aid NSW
 
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.
 

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Job ID:

11141

Employment Type:

Full time, Part time

Location:

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Title:

Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor I-III - Civil Law - Various Locations - Talent Pool for Temporary and Ongoing roles

Category:

Government, Legal
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Posted:

29.07.2021

Salary:

77,811 - 115,362 per year