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Legal Assistant
Join our team of professional and support staff at the Gippsland regional office based across Morwell and Bairnsdale. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with relevant experience for the role of a Legal Assistant. If you are interested in this opportunity and enjoy the day to day challenges of working within a fast-paced environment, apply today!

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Work type:    Ongoing - part time
Job function:    Legal
Classification:    VLA2
Work location:    Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference:    VG/17632020
Closing date:    27-Sep-2020
Salary range:    $51,896 - $70,577
Job duration:    N/A
File attachment:    Candidate application form - Legal Assistant Gippsland #1763.docx (Word, 147KB)

Legal Assistant PD - Master - January 2020.docx (Word, 138KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Rebecca Burgmann, Managing Lawyer
     (03) 5126 6410

Position details
  • Part time (0.8FTE) ongoing position
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $51,896 - $70,577 (pro rata) plus superannuation
  • Join an organisation making a difference in the community
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
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.

This position is part time (0.8FTE) working an 8 day fortnight and the successful candidate will have the option to negotiate work days between Monday to Friday.

About you:
You 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 have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines with an excellent track record of maintaining a high standard of work and working effectively with colleagues and contributing to a positive team environment. Experience working within the Family Violence/Family Law jurisdiction is desirable but not essential.

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.

To protect your safety and the health and safety of our staff, interviews for this role will take place online. If shortlisted for an interview you will be provided with further information about the process.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Rebecca Burgmann, Managing Lawyer on (03) 5126 6410.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 27 September 2020

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