Canberra | Part-time, 3 days | Fixed-term to Dec 2023
The Aboriginal Legal Service is offering an exciting opportunity to contribute to the delivery of high-quality legal support services to Aboriginal clients. Enjoy coming to work each day with a purpose-driven organisation that makes a real difference.
This role would suit a university student currently undertaking a Law or related degree with interests in Care, Protection and Family Law.
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 Paralegal, Family Violence Prevention Legal Service assists in the delivery of high-quality legal support services to Aboriginal clients.
The position holder will be responsible for maintaining the court attendance board/roster daily, organising client files for the next week’s court dates, input of statistical data into our database and liaison with professionals, including Child Protection staff, Solicitors, Court Staff, other staff members and stakeholders.
Your skills and experience
- Formal paralegal qualifications or equivalent experience, or currently undertaking a Law Degree
- An understanding of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in the care and protection system
- Knowledge of support and referral services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients involved in the Care and Protection system
- Ability to liaise effectively with clients, colleagues and external organisations
- Excellent problem-solving skills, organisation and administrative skills
- Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated Intermediate Microsoft Suite computer skills
- Desirable - to have prior experience in a legal organisation; to hold a current NSW/ACT Drivers' Licence
How to apply
- Enquiries: Louise Coady, Principal Solicitor (Care, Protection & Family Law) E: [email protected]
Please submit the completed application package to Ann Pitkeathly, Recruitment Manager at [email protected]
Applications for this position close on Friday 10 March 2023.