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Administration Officer, Care & Protection/Family Law Practice

Parramatta/Newcastle NSW |  Full-time  |  Permanent

The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity for an Administration Officer to join our Care and Protection/Family Law Practice. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorized under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.


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

The primary responsibility of the Administration Officer, Care & Protection/Family Law Practice is to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

The position holder will be responsible for:

  • Maintain office standards for timeliness in the management of client matters
  • Data management
  • Provide high level of secretarial support 
  • Liaise with clients and professionals, including, Solicitors, Court Staff, Corrective Services, other staff members
  • Demonstrate continuing respect and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities and staff; as an employee of the ALS, continue to learn about the customs and history of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Your skills and experience

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or be accepted as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live
  • Proven computer systems skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook 
  • Excellent phone manner and culturally appropriate communication skills when speaking with clients
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


How to apply


Applications for this position close at 5:00pm 29 September 2023.


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