Administration Officer - Bourke

Administration Officer – Bourke

Full time Permanent role

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

About the ALS

The ALS is a public company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

We aim to provide culturally appropriate information and referral, legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

The ALS is committed to achieving justice for Aboriginal people and the Aboriginal community. The ALS remains committed to being community focussed; being fearless in our advocacy; accountable and ethical and aiming to make a difference to create better futures, while also acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal traditional values and cultural practices.

Benefits of working with us

We offer a diverse, inclusive, and supportive work environment, where you can develop and grow. 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 and additional leave entitlements.

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, Criminal Law Practice is to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal support services to Aboriginal clients.

You will be responsible for maintaining the court attendance board/roster daily; organisation of client files for the next week’s court dates; input of statistical data into CMS database and liaise with professionals, including Police, Public Defenders, Solicitors, Court Staff, Corrective Services, other staff members and stakeholders.

The position holder will also manage the reception area and operate the office phone system between the hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and provide secretarial support services to Criminal Law Solicitors.

What you’ll bring to the role

Essential Criteria

  • Must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or be accepted as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live.
  • A knowledge of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities, and the social issues affecting those communities.
  • Commitment to the principles of social justice.
  • Capacity to behave in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Proven computer systems skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook and typing skills with a minimum of 35 wpm.
  • Excellent phone manner and communication skills and experience in operating a small to medium switchboard.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work independently in a team environment with limited supervision.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

 Desirable

  • Previous experience working in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation.
  • Previous experience working in a legal practice
  • Ability to prepare and deliver community legal education

How to apply

Please CLICK HERE to download the application package for this position. Please submit the completed application package to Curtis Penning (Acting Deputy Principal Solicitor) at email: [email protected]

Applications for this position close at midnight, Wednesday 1 June 2022.

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