South West Regional Offfice - Bunbury
1 x Permanent, Full Time (Criminal Law)
1 x Fixed Term Full Time to 31/1/2022 (Family Law)
Legal Aid WA is seeking two solicitors with a commitment to social justice and awareness of Aboriginal legal issues to join our team at the South West Regional Office located in Bunbury.
About the roles
The CRIMINAL LAW position primarily entails providing duty lawyer representation to clients at the Bunbury and South West circuiting Magistrates court criminal jurisdiction. Circuit travel is required to Collie, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River and Harvey.
The FAMILY LAW position primarily entails providing legal advice, assistance and representation in care and protection and family law matters. The successful application will provide duty lawyer representation in care and protection, family law and family violence / restraining order matters, together with an involvement in dispute resolution conferences. Circuit travel is required to Busselton and Collie
The successful applicants will both undertake a range of legal work, including research, case work, legal advice and minor assistance, duty lawyer services, circuit courts, community legal education, and representation on less complex legal matters.
These duties involve direct contact with clients at Legal Aid offices, courts, prisons, detention centres, police lockups, hospitals and circuit courts.
Ideal candidates will be able to work autonomously and as part of a team in often high pressure situations that might be time sensitive, and possess high level communication skills to manage clients presenting with drug and alcohol issues, mental health issues or presenting as generally distressed.
These positions are well suited to entry level solicitors and presents challenging, yet rewarding opportunities for personal and professional development.
A valid drivers licence is essential.
Experience with matters within the areas of Criminal Law, Care and Protection, Family Law and Family Violence / Restraining orders would be highly regarded.
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. 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 role specific requirements, focusing mainly on the criteria highlighted in bold in the attached JDF.
Please indicate in your cover lettter which position(s) you are applying for.
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 are experiencing any difficulties in applying online, or do not have access to the internet, contact (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA20189
Download the documents attached that will provide you with more information.
If, after reading the attachments, you have any additional questions, please contact Derek Hunter on telephone (08) 9721 2277 or email to Derek.Hunter@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.
- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
- solicitor - bunbury.pdf
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Permanent - Full Time
2020-10-29 5:00 PM