Positions Vacant

Administrative Assistant

The Company:

The North and North West Community Legal Service is a regional based service, striving to support those in the community who have least access and least power to support themselves. Our goal is to give assistance to anyone who is having difficulty accessing, or is unsure how to access, the legal system. The primary office is based in Armidale, NSW, however our Solicitors travel considerable distances on a regular basis to provide support throughout the New England and North West.

The Service is excited to be opening a new office in Moree, NSW, to further increase Services to the North West of the catchment.

Our small, tight-knit team work to provide our local communities with assistance in such matters as:

  • Family law issues (excluding property settlement matters)
  • Criminal matters
  • Consumer complaints
  • Credit and debt issues
  • Discrimination
  • Employment law
  • Youth issues
  • Victims Support
  • Wills, Power of Attorney, and Enduring Guardianship
  • Neighbourhood Disputes

The Role

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant (AA) to join our Moree office, four (4) days per week. The AA should demonstrate excellent communication and social skills. They are required to deliver administrative support to Solicitor’s and other staff, complete data processing and other general administrative duties. They should maintain a teamwork approach at all times, contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

The Candidates:

The selection criteria for the Administrative Assistant is as follows:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in managing a range of computer systems/programs including data entry and word processing skills
  • High-level of organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, prioritise and manage competing priorities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address applications, including a cover letter, selection criteria and resume to the Principal Solicitor, Ms Terri King, at PO Box 857 Armidale NSW 2350 or by email to nnwcls@gmail.com. Applications that do not address the selection criteria, will not be considered.

For all inquiries or a copy of the job description please email nnwcls@gmail.com or call 6772 8100.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Solicitor

The role:

We are seeking a Solicitor to join our Service, at the Moree office, 4 days per week. The Solicitor should demonstrate well-developed experience in legal practice. They are required to provide comprehensive legal advice and assistance to clients, participate in outreach circuit where required and deliver community legal education. Additionally they are required to work collaboratively with other Service providers and participate in events and the promotion of the Service. They should maintain a teamwork approach at all times, contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity, allowing the successful candidate to enjoy a positive work life balance, whilst engaging in a fulfilling and rewarding workplace.

The Candidates:

The selection criteria for the Solicitor is as follows:

Essential:

  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate Law Degree
  • Eligibility to practice as a Solicitor in New South Wales
  • Ability to support and collaborate with members of the community in all legal and associated practices, in a professional and consultative manner
  • Knowledge of relevant professional practice requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental, quality service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and flexibly under pressure
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative skills, including ability to manage case files
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Word Processing
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, people from diverse cultural, socio-economic and linguistic backgrounds, and people with substance abuse or mental health issues
  • A current unencumbered driver’s license

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in, and commitment to, working within the community legal services sector or otherwise in relation to legal issues
  • At least 3 years post admission experience, working in an associated role
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide legal advice based on sound legal research and analysis
  • Demonstrated high level of productivity/output in previous roles
  • Ability to take initiative and accept responsibility as a part of a small team

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address applications, including a cover letter, selection criteria and resume to the Principal Solicitor, Ms Terri King, at PO Box 857 Armidale NSW 2350 or by email to nnwcls@gmail.com.

For all inquiries or a copy of the job description please email nnwcls@gmail.com or call 6772 8100.

 

 

 

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