Paralegal (VPSG3)

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 27/06/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $70,791 - $85,956

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/DFFH/LES/375266

Reference: VG/DFFH/LES/375266

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $70,791 - $85,956

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.


The paralegal role performs a critical role in supporting the Child Protection Litigation Office's teams of solicitors who provide legal advice, case management and representation for the Child Protection Program. Reporting to the Team Manager, the paralegal duties include performing file and record management tasks, coordinating court listings, case allocations and barrister briefing, and assisting with legal correspondence.  In this role you will provide wide ranging support to all staff. This may include data entry into LEX, TRIM, OurBriefings and other IT systems, as well as preparing matter management reports.

Role purpose

The paralegal role provides a point of contact for key stakeholders from a diverse range of organisations. Attention to detail and teamwork underpin success in this role as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively. The role provides a wide range of support functions to the whole team.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Paralegal (VPSG3)

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Tim Huestis | 0448 424 235

Paralegal (VPSG3)