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Administration Officer

Bourke  |  Full-time/part-time  |  Permanent 

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to provide administrative support to our Criminal Law team and assist our clients to connect with support and legal services. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This role is identified for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

This role would suit an organised person with some prior office experience and confident computer skills.


About the ALS

Born out of a protest movement, the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited is the primary legal service for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT. Our vision is to achieve social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment. We’re passionate about what we do and we work hard. The ALS values the health and wellbeing of our employees and we are proud to offer flexible work practices. Staff can choose to take advantage of benefits including salary packaging to maximise take-home pay.


About the role

Our Administration Officers are the front-line, responding to our clients on the phone or via reception.  They help coordinate client files and (court, briefing or mediation) appointments and enter information into the CMS system, to help our Field staff and Solicitors in determining advice and record actions and outcomes.

Administrators work in a team with Solicitors and others.  We can train you in our legal terminology and processes.


Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal communities combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices
  • Excellent computer skills, using Microsoft Office suite and video conferencing software
  • Excellent communication skills, respectful phone manner and experience answering and transferring phone calls internally
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, work in a team environment, and also work independently with limited supervision
  • Aboriginality - this is an identified position under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977


How to apply

  • Download the application package for this position

  • Please submit the completed application package to Dominic Holles, Deputy Principal Solicitor (Western region) at E: [email protected]  

  • If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Dominic Holles, Deputy Principal Solicitor (Western region) at M: 0428 287 417  

Please apply promptly, we may shortlist or interview within the vacancy period.

Applications for this position close at COB Friday 14 April 2023.


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