12 month pool recruitment (LA19275)
Permanent and Fixed Term vacancies
Legal Aid WA seeks candidates interested in applying for entry into a Paralegal Pool for positions which may become available in our Criminal Law Division over the next twelve months.
There is currently 1 x Fixed Term, Part Time position available working 22.5 hrs per week to 30 June 2020.
As a paralegal in the Criminal Law Division you will be responsible for conducting prison visits to Bandyup Women’s Prison, Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women, Casuarina Prison, Hakea Prison, Karnet Prison Farm, Wooroloo Prison Farm, Acacia Prison, Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility and the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison.
Prison visits may be in person, by telephone or video link and will include taking applications for legal aid for criminal (including appeals), civil and family law matters, providing information publications and assisting with referrals to other Legal Aid services.
As a paralegal in the Criminal Law Division you will also be required to assist the Duty Lawyer Service, Bail Support Service, Prison in-reach Service, Appeals Team and In-house file solicitor as required.
We are looking for people with a desire to assist persons in need. The ideal candidates will have highly developed communication skills, experience working with complex clients with an ability to discern legal and non-legal matters from diverse client issues. The ideal candidates will have the ability to manage their workload, competing priorities and be a team player. A good working knowledge of the court processes, Legal Aid services and other service providers is desirable.
In return 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 well being initiatives.
Legal Aid is an independent statutory authority funded by the State Government and Commonwealth Governments. It provides services to over 100,000 clients each year in the areas of criminal, family and civil law and through Legal Aid offices in Perth, Bunbury, Albany, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, South Hedland, Broome, Kununurra, Carnarvon and Christmas Island.
For Further Job Related Information
For further job related information, please download the Application Package (made up of the Job Description Form, Remuneration Information and Application Guidelines), by clicking each of the documents attached.
Enquiries should be directed to Jade Kowald on telephone 9261 6414 or by email email@example.com
The selection panel will use the role specific requirements and core competencies outlined in the Job Description Form to assess your suitability for the position. Your cover letter should contain a brief summary outlining your ability to meet these, focusing mainly on the selection criteria highlighted in bold in the attached JDF.
Candidates who are selected for interview will be asked to demonstrate their ability against ALL selection criteria at the interview stage.
Applicants are required to prove their suitability for the role by submitting:
- A fully completed online Application Form (this will automatically generate when you click on "Apply for Job" button);
- A comprehensive CV (max. five pages); and
- Covering letter (max. two 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 (refer to attached JDF).
To apply please click on the "APPLY FOR JOB" button.
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA THIS WEBPAGE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you are experiencing any difficulties in applying online, or do not have access to the internet, contact 9261 6496 and specify the position of interest.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO ENSURE THAT THEIR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED ON TIME, AT THE CORRECT ADDRESS OR LOCATION. LODGEMENT IS SYSTEM GENERATED. ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED ON OR AFTER THE CLOSING TIME/DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Appointment to a Legal Aid WA position is subject to satisfactory national police clearance and 100 point identification check.
This selection process will be initially used to fill the above vacancy and it may also be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout our organisation. Alternatively should the successful candidate decline or vacate the advertised position, then the next most suitable candidate may be selected from this process. Both of these 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.
It is important to note that appointment to the pool is not a guarantee that you will be offered a term of employment
Substantive Equality Statement
Legal Aid is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
To find out more about us, please visit www.legalaid.wa.gov.au
- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
- paralegal jdf - criminal law.pdf
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