Legal Assistant, Dandenong

Our Dandenong office is currently seeking an enthusiastic and capable Legal Assistant to join their team of professional and support staff.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/0478
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $47,111 - $64,071
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant Dandenong #0478 CAF.docx (Word, 269KB)

Legal Assistant PD.pdf (PDF, 55KB)

Contact: Kate Jones, Administrative Services Manager
(03) 9767 7136

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term position available (maternity leave backfill)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $47,111 - $64,071 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
You will be involved in the preparation of legal documents, word processing, audio typing, data entry, file management and other general administrative duties, including court clerking. The Dandenong office predominantly assists clients with criminal and family law related issues. You will also be required to assist legal aid clients with general enquiries and work with other legal practitioners and community legal centres to ensure the needs of our clients are met.

About you:
To be successful in this role you will have previous experience within legal support and sound written and verbal communication skills. You will have excellent attention to detail including the ability to manage multiple demands simultaneously, as well as proven teamwork skills within a high-pressure environment. You will also have highly developed computer, word processing and audio typing skills.  You will also have a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation and its values.

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

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form. You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information please review the attached position description or contact Kate Jones, Administrative Services Manager on (03) 9767 7136

Applications close midnight Friday 25 August 2017

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