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Company:
I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Administrative Support

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Gosford & Central Coast
Regional NSW
Australia

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Job Reference: 113699671

 


ABORIGINAL TARGETED RECRUITMENT


Legal Aid NSW supports improved access to employment and career development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


This recruitment is Aboriginal Targeted recruitment for candidates who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. 


If you do not identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, please submit your application via the parallel advertisement by searching 00007A3C on Iworkfor.nsw.gov.au.  


ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 23 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.


THE ELDER ABUSE SERVICE 


The Elder Abuse Service (Central Coast) (EAS) is a client-centric, multi-disciplinary team, working in collaboration with lawyers from all divisions of Legal Aid and other stakeholders to provide targeted, holistic wrap-around legal services to older people identified as experiencing or at risk of abuse. Older Aboriginal people are a priority client group for the EAS. The unit will consist of generalist lawyers, a social worker and a legal support officer who  will work together to ensure that the legal, social and support needs of clients are addressed. The service trial is an initiative supported by Australian Government funding and is based in the Gosford regional office for 3 years.


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


The successful applicant will have:

? High level administration skills and attention to detail

? Strong communication skills both verbal and written

? Dynamic person who enjoys working in a fast-paced and varying environment (e.g. back office, stakeholder engagement and contact with vulnerable older clients)

? Strong typing, computer and data entry skills including familiarity with excel.

 

? A strong commitment to customer service and being a team player is key for this role




ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

? Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check

? Current NSW Driver?s licence

? Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or hold a valid working visa



Please Note: This is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander targeted advertisement 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. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such.

If you are not Aboriginal and are interested in the role, please apply via the mainstream recruitment 00007A3C.


 

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. As a Legal Support Officer in the Elder Abuse team you will be required to have excellent communication skills in order to work effectively with key people across the organisation, vulnerable clients and external stakeholders.? Please outline you skills and experience in these areas, preferably with an example of a situation where your communication skills provided a positive service outcome


2. This role requires high level administrative and organisational skills including accurate and timely data entry using excel and other computer programs.  What makes you suitable for this type of 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 vacancies that may arise over the next 12 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: erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.


ROLE NOTES

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 applying through this Aboriginal Targeted stream must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent 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 aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au


FURTHER INFORMATION


? Temporary Opportunity at Gosford (35HPW)
? Enquiries: Gabrielle Cantrall on 02 4337 6653 on gabrielle.cantrall@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

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? Package up to $78K 

? Jobs Board Ref No. 00007702
? Closing Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019 11:59PM


 

 

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