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Company:
I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government >
Legal

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Solicitor – LO I-III - Your Story Disability Legal Support - Temporary up to 2 years - Central Sydney - Targeted Position to People with Disability

Job Reference: 134915380

 

 


ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW


 

Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 26 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 disability, 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.

 

Your Story Disability Legal Support (YSDLS) has been established to assist people to engage with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). It provides legal advice, information and assistance to people with disability, their families, carers, supporters and advocates wanting to engage with the Royal Commission. It is an independent, trauma-informed and culturally safe service delivered nationally using best practice standards and a human rights approach. It works in partnership with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service and collaborates and consults with key stakeholders including peak organisations representing people with disability and community legal centres.

 

YSDLS is a project of National Legal Aid (NLA) and established based on a consortium of Legal Aid Commissions in all States and Territories. It incorporates a central coordinating team and legal advice team, both of which are based in Legal Aid NSW; and a National Infoline based in Legal Aid Queensland and a solicitor in each Legal Aid Commission in remaining Australian jurisdictions. A YSDLS social worker will work alongside the legal team to  address the social and support needs of clients. 

 

 
ABOUT THE ROLE 

   

This position is targeted to people with disability and the position holder will regularly work with people with disability, their families, carers, supporters and advocates to deliver a trauma-informed and culturally safe service. The position holder will provide high quality advice and minor assistance services, in a multi-disciplinary team, to assist people to engage with the Royal Commission. The position holder will work with clients across Australia. 

 
People with disability are particularly encouraged to apply 

 

  
ABOUT YOU

 

We are looking for a dynamic lawyer who has experience working with vulnerable clients and ideally with people with disability. You will have capacity to travel across Australia (subject to any reasonable adjustments) and have experience, or an interest, in working in a trauma-informed context within a multi-disciplinary team.  

 


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 Working with Children Check

 

• Hold Australian or NZ citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or hold a valid working visa  


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. If you require the Role Description in an alternative format please contact our team via email: erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

 

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 issues may impact people with disability and their engagement with services or inquiries like the Royal Commission?

 

2. Outline your experience providing legal services to vulnerable clients and/or clients with disability and the challenges you experienced in providing these services.   


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 18 months.

  

To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. Legal Aid NSW will continue to monitor the advice from the Chief Health Officer to ensure that the recruitment process adheres to the strict social distancing advice in place.






OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

 

This position is targeted to people with disability. Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including 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.       

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION


 • Temporary Opportunity at Central Sydney (35HPW) to 30 June 2022


 • Enquiries: Sifa Mtango on (02) 9219 5074 or email sifa.mtango@legalaid.nsw.gov.au


 • Applying for a Role 


 • Working at Legal Aid NSW


• Salary Range: $77,578 - $115,017 plus superannuation & leave loading


• Jobs Board Ref No. 00007QA2 


 • Closing Date: Sunday, 31 May 2020 (11:59pm)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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