Metropolitan and Regional Locations
Positions are currently available in Perth, Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.
This pool recruitment process will be used to fill permanent, fixed term, full time and part time vacancies that may arise over a period of 12 months from the date finalisation of the recruitment process.
About the role
The Civil Division is looking to fill several fixed term paralegal positions across the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Appeals, Elder Rights WA, and Work and Development Permit Service (WDP) programs.
The NDIS Appeals team provides representation, advice and minor assistance to clients who are appealing decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The team also provides information and referral to clients, carers and disability advocates, as well as community legal education to the National Disability Advocacy Program network. In this role you will provide paralegal support to the NDIS team lawyers. The NDIS Appeals role is a 12-month fixed term position and is based in our Perth office.
The Elder Rights team provides legal advice, minor assistance, and representation in a range of matters where elder abuse is a feature. This may include misuse of enduring powers of attorney and guardianship, legal capacity, guardianship and administration, elderly guarantors/mortgage default, financial abuse, property disputes and protection and safeguarding from violence. In this role you will provide paralegal support to the Elder Rights team lawyers. The Elder Rights role is a 12-month fixed term position and is based in our Perth office.
The WDP Service helps people experiencing hardship who have outstanding court fines by matching them with approved sponsors who can help convert their fines to an activity like voluntary work, mentoring, training, and counselling. The successful applicants will work as part of a team at our Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton or Kalgoorlie office. In this role, you will provide paralegal support to the regional Solicitor in Charge and Perth WDP lawyers. The WDP positions are fixed term to 30 June 2023 and there is one position available in each of the four regional offices listed above. Part time appointments may be available.
The successful applicants may be required to hold and maintain a valid WA driver’s licence.
To be successful you will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to support a team of lawyers and social workers to deliver legal support to our clients. You will also:
- Be driven, self-aware and resilient
- Provide administrative and legal support
- Be client centred and work well in a multi-disciplinary team to get results for our clients.
- Be eager to build internal and external stakeholder relationships
- Assist with the production of legal resources.
About us and what we can offer you
Legal Aid WA is an independent statutory authority funded by the State Government and Commonwealth Governments. We provide services to over 100,000 clients each year in the areas of criminal, family and civil law across Western Australia.
Legal Aid WA is a provider of customer centred services and fosters a culture of inclusion. We appreciate differing viewpoints and cultural diversity and value all perspectives as we strive for excellent customer service through process improvements and innovation.
We offer a strong team working environment and a range of benefits in line with business requirements, which may include professional development opportunities, flexible working and leave arrangements and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.
Please visit www.legalaid.wa.gov.au to find out more about us and click here to learn about the benefits we offer employees.
For First Nations specific information regarding working at Legal Aid WA, including our First Nations Staff Network, please visit First Nations Employment
Download the documents attached for more information about applying for the role.
If you would like to talk to someone about the job, please contact Alison Pidgeon, on Tel: (08) 9261 6569 or email email@example.com
If you are a First Nations person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA online or call them on 13 64 64.
The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides an overview of the role, along with the selection criteria against which you will be assessed throughout the selection process. Alignment with Legal Aid’s values will also be considered in the panel’s assessment of candidates. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the role prior to applying.
How to Apply
Applications are made online. In addition to the questions being asked in the online application, you should also submit:
- A comprehensive CV (max. 5 pages) that showcases your talents and key achievements relevant to the role; and
- A cover letter (max. 2 pages) outlining your relevant experience and demonstrating your ability to meet the selection criteria, paying particular attention to the highlighted criteria in the JDF (tip - your written communication skills will also be assessed so be sensible with font and margin sizes)
- Please indicate in your application which position(s) you are applying for. If you are applying for the WDP Service position, please indicate your preferred location(s).
We recommend you review our guide on applying for a job at Legal Aid WA, including eligibility, preparing your application and the selection process, prior to submitting your application.
Click the “Apply for Job” button at bottom of this page to submit your application. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED VIA www.jobs.wa.gov.au.
Please allow enough time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
Failure to submit the required information may result in the selection panel being unable to fully assess your application.
If you experience technical difficulties submitting your application online, contact Regina Tatchley on (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA22592
Legal Aid Western Australia is an equal opportunity employer, we recognise the value that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the workforce. We are committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disability.
As a measure to achieve equality, sections 51 and 66R of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 apply to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and/or people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply and to indicate within their application to which diversity group they belong.
This selection process may also be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout our organisation. Alternatively, should the successful candidate decline or vacate the advertised position, the next most suitable candidate may be selected from this process. Both options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months (unless otherwise stated) from the completion date of the initial selection process. Should no suitable candidate be identified, or an offer declined, the panel may search for further candidates beyond the closing date.
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