Positions Vacant

The Service is currently seeking candidates for two positions, Junior Solicitor and Indigenous Legal Support Officer:

Junior Solicitor

The Role

We are seeking a Junior Solicitor to join our Service. 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 circuits and deliver community legal education. They should maintain a teamwork approach at all times, contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

The Candidates:

The selection criteria for the Junior 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 6 months post admission experience, working in an associated role
  • Excellent general understanding of the law in relation to the above areas of practise
  • 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
  • Ability to train and supervise student volunteers

 

Indigenous Legal Support Officer

The Role

We are seeking an Indigenous Legal Support Officer (ILSO) to join our Service. The ILSO should demonstrate well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal. They are required to deliver legal and administrative support to Solicitor’s and other staff, engage in community development, liaison and networking. They should maintain a teamwork approach at all times, contributing to a positive and supportive work environment.

The Candidates:

The selection criteria for the Indigenous Legal Support Officer is as follows:

Essential:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (N.B. An applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW)
  • Ability to support and collaborate with members of the community in all legal and associated practices, in a professional and consultative manner
  • 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.
  • 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

For a confidential discussion, and to obtain the Candidate Information Book, please contact the Principal Solicitor Ms Terri King, on 02 6772 8100. For all email inquiries and applications, please send to nnwcls@gmail.com Closing date for applications: 5pm 21st September 2018

 

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