Level 2 up to $69,256 gross per annum + super + benefits
Level 3 up to $78,717 gross per annum + super + benefits
Do you have a passion for customer service? Are you committed to social justice? Do you want to work with a driven, supportive, and dynamic team?
Legal Aid WA seeks candidates to apply for our Administration Officer and Paralegal Pools within the Early Intervention Services Division.
We are looking for enthusiastic, client focused individuals, with a desire to assist and empower those in need.
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.
We offer development opportunities and on the job training for career progression.
We currently have a number of fixed term positions to fill immediately at level 2 and level 3.
About the roles
Level 2 Administration Officer/Paralegal
In this role you will have substantial contact with clients, often as the first point of contact for members of the public in person and over the phone. You will also undertake a wide range of administrative duties including scheduling appointments, data entry, taking Legal Aid Application Forms, liaising with stakeholders within and outside Legal Aid and providing administrative support to lawyers and mediators, including some paralegal tasks.
Level 3 Paralegal
In this role you will have the opportunity to complete a diverse range of tasks including the intake and triage of clients, the provision of information and legal advice under supervision, assessment of clients for grants of aid and suitability for Legal Aid's Family Dispute Resolution Service. You will also be liaising with stakeholders to strengthen the strong working relationships for service delivery in WA.
The role may include undertaking rotations or providing support to other business units within the Division.
For both roles we are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic with well-developed interpersonal skills.
To be successful in the roles, you will have:
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
- Ability to manage workloads and competing priorities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Experience working in a team with the ability to contribute positively to that team
For the Level 3 Paralegal role you will also have:
- Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to analyse a legal problem and identify the most appropriate legal service, and a good working knowledge of the court processes in WA.
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 and click here to learn about the benefits we offer employees.
Download the attached Job Description Form for more information about the role. We recommend you review our guide on applying for a job at Legal Aid WA, including eligibility, preparing your application and the selection process, prior to submitting your application
If you would like to talk to someone about the job, please contact Leah McKenzie, Acting Manager on Tel: (08) 9261 6510 or email email@example.com.
For First Nations specific information regarding working at Legal Aid WA, including our First Nations Staff Network, please visit First Nations Employment.
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.
The attached Job Description Forms (JDFs) provide an overview of the roles, 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) covering the points outlined in the ‘About You’ section above.
You may choose to apply for one or both roles specifically, or for general consideration for either in your application. You are not required to submit separate applications for each opportunity. Please specify your preference in your application letter.
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 experience technical difficulties submitting your application online, contact Regina Tatchley on (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA22720.
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 people from all diverse backgrounds.
Suitable Australian First Nations applicants may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
This pool recruitment process will be used to fill vacancies on a full-time or part-time permanent or fixed-term basis over a period of 12 months from the date of finalisation of the recruitment process. Possibility of extension/s of fixed term contracts (up to two years total appointment) and/or permanency (to occur within two years of appointment).
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.
- la22720 administration officer _ paralegal level 2 .jdf.pdf
- la22720 paralegal_level_3 jdf.pdf
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