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Legal Assistant, Ringwood (various)
We are seeking engaged and motivated Legal Assistants to join our team of legal and support staff and help make a difference in the outer-eastern and northern suburbs.

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Work type:    Ongoing - full time
Job function:    Administration / Secretarial
Classification:    VLA2 - V2AO3D
Work location:    Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference:    VG/036118981824
Closing date:    04-Jun-2023
Salary range:    $56,621 - $74,919
Job duration:    Ongoing
File attachment:    Legal Assistant PD - Master - Jan 2023.docx (Word, 224KB)

Legal Assistant, Ringwood #0361 #1898 #1824 - Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 227KB)

PD preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Julie Dyer and Heather Young, Admin Services Mngrs
     (03) 9259 5444

Position details
  • 3 x full time ongoing positions
  • Salary based on experience, range: $56,621 - $74,919 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
The legal assistant role in the Ringwood office will support a busy team of lawyers and administrative staff in dealing with a wide range of matters including family law, family violence, civil and criminal law.

Some of your duties will include reception and triage services both in the office and at court locations. You may also be required to prepare family law legal documents, filing documents on Commonwealth Courts portal, word processing, data entry, file management and other general administrative duties.

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:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Highly proficient word processing skills, file management skills, and demonstrated experience in providing client service within a sensitive and complex environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide range of clients including clients socially and economically disadvantaged, and sound problem solving skills to ensure clients' needs are met.
  • High attention to detail, ability to prioritise workload and to manage multiple demands simultaneously while working under pressure.
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the promotion of our organisation and its values.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 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.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Julie Dyer or Heather Young, Administrative Services Managers, Ringwood on (03) 9259 5444.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 4 June 2023.

Other relevant information:
It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

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