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Aboriginal Identified - Solicitor Iv - Legal Officer Grade Iv - Community And Continuing Legal Education, Outreach And Practice - Aboriginal Services Branch - Ongoing - Full-time - Central Sy

Legal Aid Commission, Office of the - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Aboriginal Identified - Solicitor IV - Legal Officer Grade IV - Community and Continuing Legal Education, Outreach and Practice - Aboriginal Services Branch - Ongoing - Full-time - Central Sydney - 000085BI

ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW

 
Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The occupant of this role will work with the Manager, Aboriginal Services branch to achieve key outcomes, with a particular focus on:

  • Providing specialist expertise and advice in the delivery of Community Legal Education (CLE); outreach and client representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across NSW.
  • Providing a mentoring role to the network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal officers at Legal Aid NSW
  • Participating in law reform policies and responses as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in NSW.

ABOUT YOU

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and committed team member, able to work autonomously and cohesively as part of a team. You will be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and identify and be accepted in the community as such.

Ideally you will have experience in crime, civil or family law and be able to draw on that expertise and your experience in and understanding of issues critical to providing legal representation to Aboriginal people. You will have clear communication skills with the ability to develop key relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW.

• Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement.

• Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check

This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 and these placements are for persons who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and being accepted in the community as such.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants are requested to attach:

• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)

• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:

1. Please detail your experience and/or understanding of the issues you see as critical to providing effective legal representation to Aboriginal clients.

2. Please outline your knowledge of issues/and or factors you need to consider when providing community legal education and outreach services to diverse Aboriginal Communities.

Please save your CV and Cover Letter as 'LAST NAME, First name - CV/Cover Letter' in PDF or word format.

The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.

To ensure recruitment at Legal Aid NSW continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual methods may be used for interviews and assessments. This may include interviews conducted by video, telephone interviewing, Microsoft Teams meetings and online assessments.

This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future temporary or ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.

Please Note: This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. Applications from persons who do not identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will not be accepted.

Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal Staff network, career development opportunities and support systems please email [email protected]

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.

Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: [email protected].

FURTHER INFORMATION

• Ongoing Opportunity at Central Sydney (35HPW)
• Enquiries: Scott Hawkins on (02) 9219 5109 or [email protected]
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• Salary Range $123,599 - $125,977 plus superannuation & annual leave loading

• Jobs Board Ref No. 000085BI 
• Closing Date: Sunday 21 March 2021 [11:59pm]