This is a Permanent, Full Time position.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer with an awareness of Aboriginal legal issues and a passion for helping others in addressing their legal problems to work in a dynamic team operating out of South Hedland.
You will be responsible for the delivery of complex legal services, with an emphasis on family and criminal law particularly superior court work. The position requires regular outreach to circuit courts, remote communities and prisons and will include overnight stays.
Ideal candidates will be able to work autonomously and as part of a small team in often high pressure situations that might be time sensitive or require high level communication skills to manage clients presenting with drug and alcohol issues, mental health issues or presenting as generally distressed.
This position is well suited to solicitors with 5 year post admission experience and present a challenging yet rewarding opportunity for personal and professional development.
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 appreciate 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.
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. 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 that clearly showcases your talents and key achievements relevant to the role (max. 5 pages)
- A cover letter (max. 2 pages) outlining your interest in the role and demonstrating your ability to meet the role specific requirements, focusing mainly on the criteria highlighted in bold in the attached JDF.
Click the “Apply for Job” button at bottom of this page to submit your application. Only online applications will be accepted.
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 are experiencing any difficulties in applying online, or do not have access to the internet, contact (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA20025.
Download the documents attached that will provide you with more information.
If, after reading the attachments, you have any additional questions, please contact Melita Medcalf on (08) 6166 1488 or email Melita.Medcalf@legalaid.wa.gov.au
Appointment to all positions at Legal Aid WA are subject to a satisfactory national criminal history check, integrity and conflict checks, and 100-point identification check.
Legal Aid WA is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our organisation.
This selection process will be initially used to fill the above vacancy and it might 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 six (6) 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.
- jdf south hedland scl 3 or 4.pdf
- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
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Permanent - Full Time
2020-03-06 5:00 PM