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 an administrator with a passion for helping Aboriginal people with their unpaid court fines? Then this is the job for you.
Legal Aid WA are seeking an enthusiastic person to join the Pilbara (South Hedland) Regional office, to be part of our new Work and Development Permit Service (WDPS).
This is a Fixed Term, Part Time position working 3 days per week to 30 June 2023.
About the role
The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support to the Community Liaison and Education officer (CLEO), in the South Hedland Regional office to achieve positive legal outcomes for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara, in respect of the new work and development permit service.
The WDP service helps people with unpaid court fines, convert their court fines to an activity like voluntary work, mentoring, training, and counselling.
You will assist the CLEO with the usual day to day administrative duties like; filing and photocopying, data entry, and booking appointments and travel. As this is a newly established role you get to create the systems that will work best for you and the CLEO. You will also accompany the CLEO to community education sessions.
You will also be a champion for the Work and Development Permit Service in your interactions with sponsor organisations and our clients accessing the scheme.
To be successful in this role, you will:
- Enjoy being a team player
- Have good keyboard and computer skills
- Be able to communicate well with staff and clients
- Have a desire to provide assistance to our clients
- Have good organisational skills and meet deadlines
Previous experience in a legal setting 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 download the Job Description Form and Application Guidelines from the online advertisement.
Do you have any questions
If you would like to talk to someone about the job, contact Gemma Mitchell, Division Director Civil Law on (08) 9261 6507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think this job is right for you, please provide a current resume and short cover letter which includes all of your relevant skills and experience, focusing on the requirements under the 'About the Role' and 'About You' sections.
To apply, please click on the "APPLY FOR JOB" button where you will be asked to complete an online application form and upload your resume.
If you are unable to apply online, please attend the South Hedland office to complete an application form and submit your resume.
We are also advertising for a Permanent Full Time Administration Officer / Paralegal. Please enter LA21274 into the Keyword Search on www.jobs.wa.gov.au.
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 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON OR AFTER THE CLOSING DATE/TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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 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.
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.
Please visit www.legalaid.wa.gov.au to find out more about us.
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