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Legal Aid NSW

323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Legal Support Officer - Clerk Grade 1/2 (Targeted Under 25) - Regional Admin - Port Macquarie (Temporary)


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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, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


ABOUT THE ROLE


The Legal Support  Officer provides a range of, clerical and administrative services including but not limited to, processing legal documentation, preparing correspondence, liaising with the various stakeholders, Government Departments and the general public and providing basic referral information services to clients to support the effective and efficient operation of legal services within Legal Aid NSW.


ABOUT YOU


We are seeking an individual who enjoys working with people, is willing to learn and enhance their professional and personal skills, thrives in a collaborative team environment, takes initiative and works well in a busy environment with varying work.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

 

• Flexible working provisions

• Supportive and professional workplace 

• Opportunity to learn, develop and expand your knowledge within the legal sector

• Competitive salary package

Job Requirements:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

• Under 25 years of age (GSE Rules 2014, Section 26, 4c allows the modification of recruitment processes to facilitate the employment of this eligible group).

• 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 

Please note : A legal background is not required for this role

 

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. Describe a situation where you had to deal with a difficult customer. How did you manage the situation and what was the outcome?

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 Ongoing and Temporary 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. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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 opportunity at Port Macquarie for 12 months with possible extension (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Penny Avery on (02) 5525 1611 or penny.avery@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.

 

 

Occupations:

Administrative-Clerical: Administrative Support, Filing-Records Management, General-Other: Administrative-Clerical, Office Management, Reception-Switchboard
Legal: General-Other: Legal
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Job ID:

11365

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Title:

Legal Support Officer - Clerk Grade 1/2 (Targeted Under 25) - Regional Admin - Port Macquarie (Temporary)

Category:

Admin-Clerical, Government, Legal
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Posted:

14.09.2021

Salary:

66,298 - 72,077 per year