Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE826718
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
Legal and Legislative Services is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Research and Support Officer to join their team.
The successful applicant will assist in the management of the claims, allegations and investigations database related to historical child sexual abuse, ensuring that all claims are recorded, classified, allocated, monitored and resolved in accordance with established timeframes.
The role is also responsible for providing advice to internal and external stakeholders, including State Solicitor’s Office, RiskCover and legal officers within the Department, in relation to claims of historical sexual abuse matters and attend conferences for claims with the appointed legal representative. The successful applicant will undertake research and projects that support continuous improvement in claims management, investigations, child protection policies and strategies within the Department and manage files and data on historical child sexual abuse claims.
In this key role the Research and Support Officer will provide quality customer service to internal and external stakeholders as well as liaise with external stakeholders including the State Solicitor’s Office, WA Police, the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support and RiskCover and prepare routine legal documents and correspondence as required.
The Legal Services Branch provides advice to the Department on legal and legislation matters. The Branch deals with, and on behalf of the Department, provides advice about various, sensitive legal issues, complaints, administrative law, legislation issues, insurance and claims against the Department.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated skills and experience in undertaking a claims management function and knowledge of legal practices and processes within a large environment.
- Demonstrated well developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with individuals at all levels and work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- Demonstrated well developed information management, conceptual and analytical skills and the ability to use initiative to identify priorities, meet conflicting timelines and report on information to a range of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects according to an accepted project management methodology and timeframe.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Graham Wimbridge, General Counsel, Legal and Legislative Services by telephoning (08) 9264 4052 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A two (2) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment
- the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our division for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.