Legal Assistant

Exciting opportunity to join our Geelong office in the role of Legal Assistant.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/0700A
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2019
Salary Range: $51,003 - $69,363
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant PD.pdf (PDF, 121KB)

Candidate application form - Legal Assistant, Geelong #0700.docx (Word, 271KB)

Contact: Thea Nye, Administrative Services Manager
(03) 5226 5666

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $51,003 - $69,363 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Our Geelong office is seeking an experienced and motivated Legal Assistant to join their team of professional and support staff. This role will suit candidates who enjoy the day to day challenges of working within a fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Administrative Services Manager you will work Monday to Friday with a team of legal assistants to provide a wide range of legal administration support to our lawyers relating to civil, criminal and family law matters. You will also assist legal aid clients with general enquiries and work with external legal practitioners and community legal centres to ensure the needs of our clients are met. Other duties will include but are not limited to; email, diary management and bookings, maintaining client database and case management system, reception duties and general administrative duties.

About you:
You will have experience providing administrative and client services in a complex and sensitive environment with the ability to produce quality administrative work with limited direction. You will have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work. You will have excellent team work skills, demonstrate flexibility and maintain a positive outlook in a high-pressure environment.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and sound problem-solving skills with the capacity to engage people and build mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation's vision and 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 15 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 (listed within the file attachments as a word document). 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 review the attached position description or contact Thea Nye, Administrative Services Manager on (03) 5226 5666

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 24 November.

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