Legal Aid WA is committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of the community we serve. Priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984.
Are you passionate about ensuring our communities have access to justice and understand their legal rights? Do you pride yourself on your high standards of customer service? If so, we are looking for you.
Our Kununurra office is looking for somebody with a desire to assist and empower community members in the East Kimberley. We are a small friendly office with a mission to assist the community by providing quality and timely legal help to those who need our assistance.
About the role
In this role you will assist clients by providing legal information either in person or over the telephone under supervision, within defined guidelines and timeframes. In addition, you will undertake a broad range of administrative and secretarial duties, and generally make it your business to ensure we are providing quality and timely assistance to our clients.
To be successful in this role, you will:
- Enjoy being a team player
- Have keyboard and computer skills
- Be able to communicate well with staff and clients
- Have good organisational skills and meet deadlines
- Thrive under pressure in a fast paced environment
- Pride yourself on a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Be prepared to be here during our office hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
About us and what we can offer you
We offer a strong team working environment, the satisfaction of adding value to the community, 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.
Download the documents attached for more information about applying for the role.
If you would like to talk to someone about the job, please contact Caitlin Searle, Solicitor in Charge on tel: (08) 9166 5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, experience and key achievements relevant to the role (refer to the JDF for more about the role). Tip - written communication skills will also be assessed at the application stage 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. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet please contact the Kununurra office in plenty of time and they can arrange for you to submit your application from their office.
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 technical difficulties submitting your application online, contact (08) 9261 6258 and quote recruitment ID LA20238.
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.
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- guidelines for job applicants.pdf
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