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Legal Aid NSW

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An information session facilitated by the Convenor Haleah Marshall, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm (click here to join the meeting).

• Competitive salary

• Ongoing/Temporary vacancies

• Talent pool for future vacancies

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 enthusiastic individual who:
• Loves working with people

• Demonstrates compassion and drive to assist vulnerable people
• Is willing to learn and enhance their professional and personal skills
• Thrives working in a collaborative team environment
• Takes initiative
• Works well in a busy environment with varied work

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or Working With Children Check
• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or hold a valid visa to work in Australia for temporary vacancies (applicable to non-Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants)
• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency for ongoing vacancies (applicable to non-Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants)

HOW TO APPLY

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 administrative skills, experience and qualities you can bring to this role which will assist you in providing excellent administrative support and customer service.

2. What do you believe are the most important qualities and attributes needed to ensure that a team operates effectively, and what would you do to ensure that your team meets goals and deadlines?

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and priority will be given to candidates who identify. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. A role advertised as targeted does not preclude non-Aboriginal applicants from applying.

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 Haleah Marshall, along with representatives from Recruitment and the Aboriginal Services Branch, will be held online on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm (click here to join the meeting).

•  x2 temporary opportunity currently exists at Orange (35HPW) and talent pool for future vacancies
• Enquiries: Haleah Marshall on (02) 6362 8022 or haleah.marshall@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.