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323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Early Intervention Unit - Family Law - Broken Hill - Temporary Full-Time for up to 2 years


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Job Description:

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Would you like the rare opportunity to work in the NSW Outback for 2 years?

Do you have a working knowledge of family law?

 Do you love to travel and are looking for a change? 

 APPLY NOW for an exciting opportunity to enhance your professional skills and help local residents. 

 

With a population of approximately 18,800, Broken Hill is a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City. It provides the perfect opportunity to experience the great Australian Outback with captivating landscapes, vast skies and clear nights. Legal Aid NSW now has an office in Broken Hill with two full-time criminal lawyers and welcomes a range of visiting lawyers from Legal Aid NSW who are delivering services there regularly.

 

An information session facilitated by the Convenor Daniel Kennard, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meetingon Monday 16 August 2021 at 4:30pm – 5:00pm (4:00pm – 4:30pm Broken Hill time).

 

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 position is responsible for:

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

• Conducting an effective legal practice; and

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


ABOUT YOU

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed solicitor to conduct an effective and efficient family law and care and protection practice. This role includes providing high quality family law and care and protection advice, minor assistance, duty and extended legal services to disadvantaged clients in an outreach and duty setting. The role involves some travel in regional NSW and work in a variety of locations.

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
 
• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa
 
• Hold a valid driver's licence for a motor vehicle
 
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. What skills and experience would you bring to this role?
 
2. What do you consider the challenges of maintaining a busy family law and care and protection practice that includes providing outreach and duty legal services in a variety of locations and how would you meet those challenges?

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 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
 
An information session facilitated by the Convenor Daniel Kennard, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting) on Monday 16 August 2021 at 4:30pm – 5:00pm (4:00pm – 4:30pm Broken Hill time).

• 2 year temporary opportunity in Broken Hill (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Convenor, Daniel Kennard on 1800 551 589 or daniel.kennard@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

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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:

11146

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Broken Hill, NSW, Australia

Title:

Aboriginal Targeted - Solicitor - Legal Officer Grade I-III - Early Intervention Unit - Family Law - Broken Hill - Temporary Full-Time for up to 2 years

Category:

Government, Legal
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Posted:

29.07.2021

Salary:

77,811 - 115,362 per year