This is a Fixed Term, Full Time position to 31 January 2022 (with the possibility of extension of up to 6 months).
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer with a keen interest in Aboriginal legal issues and a passion for helping others to address their legal problems, to work from our satellite office in Carnarvon. You will be responsible for the delivery of complex legal services (including legal information, advice, representation, legal task and CLE), with an emphasis on family (including child protection) and criminal law. The position requires regular outreach to circuit courts, requiring overnight stays in remote towns and travel by light aircraft or by long distance driving.
The role is best suited to a solicitor capable of operating autonomously on a day to day basis in a remote location, while benefiting from support of a small team in the Geraldton Regional Office. You will work in often high pressured 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 significant post admission experience and presents a challenging yet rewarding opportunity for personal and professional development. Should a candidate possess advanced legal experience and the right qualities to succeed independently, yet acknowledge small gaps in knowledge, Legal Aid WA may be prepared to build appropriate capacity.
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 (max. five pages)
- A cover 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 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 LA20054.
Download the documents attached that will provide you with more information.
If, after reading the attachments, you have any additional questions, please contact Kelly Beard on (08) 6166 1458 or email Kelly.Beard@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. This position will also require a current Working with Children Check card.
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.
- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
- jdf carnarvon.pdf
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Fixed Term - Full Time
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