Legal Assistant, Summary Crime

New opportunities for enthusiastic legal administrative assistants to join our busy administrative services team within the Summary Crime sub program based in Melbourne CBD.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/0906
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $48,655 - $66,170
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant PD # CLM.pdf (PDF, 174KB)

Legal Assistant CLM candidate application form.docx (Word, 270KB)

Contact: Lauren Stoker, Acting Administrative Services Manager
9269 0214

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing positions (x2) available (part time applications will be considered)
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range base: $48,655 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Part of a team of legal assistants, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our lawyers involved in criminal law matters by providing a wide range of legal administration duties. You will also assist our 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, and general administrative duties, including court clerking.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced administrative assistant to be part of VLA's largest state wide program and contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of quality services across the state.

About you:
We are seeking self motivated and enthusiastic candidates who take pride in their work and are passionate about the work of VLA.

You will have experience providing administrative and client services in a high pressure environment with proven skills in producing quality administrative work, working under limited direction, managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work. Experience providing administrative and client services within legal services will be highly regarded.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your highly developed verbal and written communication skills and ability to provide exceptional customer service to our vulnerable clients and other stakeholders in person and over the phone. You will be a team player, with the ability to maintain a positive outlook in a high-pressure environment. 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 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 review the attached position description or contact Lauren Stoker, Acting Administrative Services Manager on (03) 9269 0214.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 21 October 2018

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