Legal Assistant

Opportunity for an experienced and motivated Legal Assistant to join our Shepparton office, providing legal administration support to lawyers, assisting clients with general enquiries and working with stakeholders to ensure the needs of our clients are met.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VLA2
Work Location: North East - Shepparton
Reference: VG/1792V
Closing Date: 24-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $49,385 - 67,163
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Legal Assistant Shepparton CAF #1792.docx (Word, 271KB)

Legal Assistant PD.pdf (PDF, 547KB)

Contact: Erica Molyneaux
(03) 58236216

Position Details

  • Part time, 3 days per week, ongoing position
  • Attractive employee benefits and positive team culture
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the community
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $49,385 - $67,163 plus superannuation

About the role:
Our Goulburn 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 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 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 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 Erica Molyneaux, Managing Lawyer on (03) 58236216

Applications close by 11.59pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

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