Legal Assistant, Family, Youth & Children's Law

Seeking a self-motivated Legal Assistant to join the Family, Youth & Children’s Law program providing support to a team of professional and support staff.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/0315A
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $48,655 - $66,170
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant, FYCL - 0315 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 271KB)


Legal Assistant PD 0315.pdf (PDF, 547KB)


Contact: Lauren Rachele, Administrative Services Manager, FYCL
(03) 9269 0478

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $48,655 - $66,170 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


About the role:
The Family, Youth and Children's Law (FYCL) program is seeking a self-motivated legal assistant to join our team of professional and support staff based in Melbourne CBD. In this role, you will work with a team of legal assistants to provide a wide range of legal administration support services to a team of lawyers. Your duties will include but are not limited to; responding to client enquiries including matching clients' needs to appropriate services, email, diary management and bookings, maintaining client database and case management system, and general administrative duties. You will also assist in court clerking or provide assistance to other teams within the program as required.

About you:
You will be experienced in providing administrative support and client services in a complex and sensitive environment. You will demonstrate highly proficient word processing, audio typing and file management skills and excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritise workload efficiently and meet deadlines.

To be successful in this role, you will enjoy the day-to-day challenges of working within a fast paced and high-pressure environment and have sound problem solving skills to ensure clients' needs are met. You will also have a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation's vision and values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice, education and dispute resolution assistance, with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most. We employ over 800 staff in 14 offices across Victoria. Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free and increasing take-home pay), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. The work is both challenging and rewarding and our staff are supported by experienced and capable managers as well as a range of internal departments and programs committed to staff safety and development. VLA has a friendly and inclusive culture of people working to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed Candidate Application Form addressing the specified key selection criteria. Separate responses to all of the key selection criteria outlined in the position description are not required. You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Lauren Rachele, Administrative Services Manager, FYCL on (03) 9269 0478.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm Sunday 30 September 2018.


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