This is a two year fixed term position ending 31 December 2022
Are you passionate about ensuring access to justice for older Western Australians and combat the growing scourge of elder abuse? If so, we are looking for you.
About the role
We are looking for a lawyer to join our Senior Rights and Advocacy Service to provide legal advice, minor assistance and representation in a range of matters where elder abuse is a feature. This may include; misuse of enduring powers of attorney and guardianship, legal capacity, guardianship and administration, and elderly guarantors/mortgage default, and financial abuse, property disputes and protection and safeguarding from violence. This is an ideal opportunity for a junior lawyer to gain experience in an emerging area of law.
To be successful in this role, you will:
- Put our clients at the centre of everything you do
- Enjoy working collaboratively with all our stakeholders
- Communicate in Plain English and have an ability to build rapport with clients
- Organise yourself so that your time is managed effectively and deadlines are met
- Be energetic and enthusiastic about the service we provide
Experience in property law would be highly desirable.
About us and what we can offer you
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.
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 value all perspectives as we strive for excellent customer service through process improvements and innovation.
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; and
- A cover letter (max. 2 pages) demonstrating your ability to meet the selection criteria outlined in the JDF, as applicable to this role (tip - your written communication skills will also be assessed so be sensible with font and margin sizes);
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 6258 and quote recruitment ID LA20209.
Download the documents attached that will provide you with more information.
If, after reading the attachments, you have any additional questions, please contact Alison Pidgeon, A/Director Civil Law on tel: 9261 6569 or email Alison.Pidgeon@legalaid.wa.gov.au
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 may 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.
Appointment to all positions at Legal Aid WA is subject to a satisfactory national criminal history check, integrity and conflict checks, and 100-point identification check.
- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
- solicitor - senior rights and advocacy services.pdf
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Fixed Term - Full Time
2020-11-26 5:00 PM