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Legal Assistant (Various locations) (VLA2)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Other / Various

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $54,003 - $73,443

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1234GR

Reference: VG/1234GR

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $54,003 - $73,443

Work location: Various

Seeking experienced and motivated Legal Assistants to join Victoria Legal Aid in multiple positions available across the state.

  • Ongoing and maximum term opportunities
  • Roles in Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Frankston, Geelong, Gippsland, Sunshine, & Shepparton
  • Flexible working arrangements - full time and part time
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $54,003 - $73,443 (pro rata) plus superannuation and salary packaging benefits

About the role:
We are seeking applications from candidates interested in a career at Victoria Legal Aid and who want to contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged Victorians. As a legal assistant, you will play an important role in supporting the delivery of our client services. You will triage client queries at court and in the office, as well as provide information and referrals to the public, legal practitioners and other community services.

Working as part of a team, you will provide legal administrative support to our lawyers including client data entry, file management, preparation of legal documents and some roles will also include front-desk reception duties.

About you:
You will have experience in providing administrative support, ideally gained within a legal environment. With a strong client service focus, you will professionally support our clients with care and empathy. To be successful in this role, you will enjoy the day-to-day challenges of working in a fast paced and high pressure environment and have sound problem solving skills to support client needs. You will be a committed team member and be willing to contribute to the promotion of our vision and values.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. 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. 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 under a hybrid work model, 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:
To be considered for these opportunities you will need to submit your resume with details of at least two referees. You will also need to complete the candidate application form – answering questions relating to the key selection criteria, nominating your preferred office location/s and your preference for full time or part time work.

VLA employees are required to comply with the Victorian Minister for Health's mandatory vaccination orders and therefore must be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also 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.

For further information about the legal assistant talent pool please contact Jobs@vla.vic.gov.au

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 29 May 2022.

Legal Assistant (Various locations) (VLA2)

Job type:

Other / Various

Job classification:

VLA2

Contact:

Rebecca Burgmann, Associate Director, South-East | (03) 5126 6410

Legal Assistant (Various locations) (VLA2)