Legal Aid NSW
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 primary purpose of this role is to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are informed of their legal options and assist in addressing their unmet legal needs, particularly in civil and family law matters. The role also involves:
- Assisting legal officers and administrative staff to develop, coordinate, facilitate and implement outreach services and community legal education sessions with Aboriginal communities;
- Assisting the Solicitor-in-Charge, Office Manager, Regional Program Coordinators and legal officers on local community issues that may arise;
- Expanding the Work and Development Order (WDO) Scheme.
The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and committed team member with experience in responding to the complex needs of Aboriginal clients. You should be able to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and work with relevant stakeholders and service delivery partners.
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• 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.
Please note: This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria.
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); and
• Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:
1. What knowledge, skills and experience would you bring to this role that would assist you with engaging with Aboriginal communities?
2. This role involves assisting with the development and delivery of outreach services and community legal education sessions in Aboriginal communities. What knowledge and experience do you have that makes you suitable for this work?
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 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: email@example.com.
Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.