Pool Recruitment - Family Law Division
This pool recruitment process will be used to fill permanent, fixed term, full time and part time vacancies that may arise over a period of 12 months from the date of finalisation of the recruitment process.
About the role
This is an opportunity for solicitors with a demonstrated interest in or actual family law experience to join the Family Law Division of Legal Aid WA. Appointments from the pool may be made to the Family Law Practice, Domestic Violence Legal Unit, Family Court Duty Lawyer Services and the duty lawyer services for protection and care matters at the Perth Children's Court. Dependent upon the position, the responsibilities may include managing a file load which may consist of various legal matters for parties including family law, child protection, family violence restraining orders (litigation and mediation) or providing duty lawyer, legal advice, and legal task assistance for clients with complex needs.
To be effective in the role you will need a working knowledge of family law principles and procedures across all areas including child protection and family violence restraining orders. Experience in one or more of these areas will be an advantage. Ideally you will have advocacy skills and be able to manage competing priorities. The successful candidate will also have good interpersonal skills and have a proven ability to work autonomously and cooperatively in a team environment. Experience in working with clients who have experienced family violence will also 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.
For First Nations specific information regarding working at Legal Aid WA, including our First Nations Staff Network, please visit First Nations Employment
Legal Aid Western Australia is an equal opportunity employer, we recognise the value that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the workforce. We are committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disability.
As a measure to achieve equality, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
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. 5 pages); and
- A cover letter (max. 3 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. Tip - written communication skills will also be assessed at the application stage so be sensible with font and margin sizes.
Qualifications and minimum experience required for the role will also be assessed by the panel at application stage.
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 Kate Ross on (08) 9261 6451 and quote recruitment ID LA22477
Download the documents attached for more information about how to apply for a job with Legal Aid.
If, after reading the attachments, you have any additional questions, please contact on (08) 9261 6429 or email Colleen.Brown@legalaid.wa.gov.au.
If you are a First Nations person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA online or call them on 13 64 64.
As this is a pool, vacancies will be offered on a full-time or part-time permanent or fixed-term basis.
This selection process may also be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout our organisation that arise within the term of the pool.
It is important to note that appointment to the pool is not a guarantee that you will be offered a term of employment.
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 2021.pdf
- la22477 - solicitor family - scl 1 or 2 - jdf.pdf
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