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Paralegal, Clerk Grade 3/4, Legal

Advertiser: Department of Justice NSWMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
25 Mar 2020
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Legal, Law Clerks & Paralegals

Paralegal, Clerk Grade 3/4, Legal


  • Provide legal, clerical and administrative support to solicitors and legal staff  
  • Temporary: 35 hours per week until March 2021
  • Location: Sydney City
  • Clerk Grade 3/4, Salary ($72,418 – $79,297), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 
About us
 

The Department of Communities and Justice already share a common purpose across many areas of their work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

The Inquests, Inquiries and Representation functional group within Legal provides assistance in coronial inquests and inquiries, representation to the Department in inquiries generally; representation to witnesses appearing before a number of investigatory bodies.

 
 
About the role
 

As a Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing legal, clerical and administrative support to solicitors and staff in relation to a range of work including civil claims, both litigated and not litigated and work relating to the Inquests, Inquiries and Representation portfolio of work.

 

Essential Requirements  

  • Experience in providing legal, clerical and administrative support and client service; and
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check Clearance

 
About you
 

In addition to meeting the Essential Requirements, the successful candidate has excellent communication skills and works well in a team. You are resilient and able to work with competing priorities to agreed standards, budgets and timeframes. You will have demonstrable experience in the following:

 
  • Undertake legal research and make enquiries as directed by solicitors and other legal staff;
  • Provide administrative functions in addition to draft submissions, correspondence, letters, memoranda, agenda, briefing notes and related documentation in line with departmental approved style guidelines and policies/procedures;
  • Assist in the co-ordination, as required of diary and the commitments of solicitors, including arranging of travel and meetings etc; and
  • Assist with financial management processes including the checking of accounts payable and the preparation of vouchers for payment for approval.
 

For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework, please click here to download the role description.

 
Applying for the role
 

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

           
 

When applying you will need to:

 

1. Answer all pre-screening questions on the online application form.

 

Target Question 1

Provide an example of a situation where you took ownership of a challenging issue and provided a solution for the client in a short time frame. 

 

Target Question 2

What was the most helpful feedback you have received on the job? What made it helpful and how did you use it?

 
Then:

2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the   requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.

 

Contact:  Eden Cortes, Legal Support Coordinator on (02) 8346 1707 or eden.cortes@justice.nsw.gov.au  

   

Closing date:  Wednesday 8 April 20202 (11:59 pm)  
 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

 

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

           

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 


  • Provide legal, clerical and administrative support to solicitors and legal staff  
  • Temporary: 35 hours per week until March 2021
  • Location: Sydney City
  • Clerk Grade 3/4, Salary ($72,418 – $79,297), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 
About us
 

The Department of Communities and Justice already share a common purpose across many areas of their work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

The Inquests, Inquiries and Representation functional group within Legal provides assistance in coronial inquests and inquiries, representation to the Department in inquiries generally; representation to witnesses appearing before a number of investigatory bodies.

 
 
About the role
 

As a Paralegal, you will be responsible for providing legal, clerical and administrative support to solicitors and staff in relation to a range of work including civil claims, both litigated and not litigated and work relating to the Inquests, Inquiries and Representation portfolio of work.

 

Essential Requirements  

  • Experience in providing legal, clerical and administrative support and client service; and
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check Clearance

 
About you
 

In addition to meeting the Essential Requirements, the successful candidate has excellent communication skills and works well in a team. You are resilient and able to work with competing priorities to agreed standards, budgets and timeframes. You will have demonstrable experience in the following:

 
  • Undertake legal research and make enquiries as directed by solicitors and other legal staff;
  • Provide administrative functions in addition to draft submissions, correspondence, letters, memoranda, agenda, briefing notes and related documentation in line with departmental approved style guidelines and policies/procedures;
  • Assist in the co-ordination, as required of diary and the commitments of solicitors, including arranging of travel and meetings etc; and
  • Assist with financial management processes including the checking of accounts payable and the preparation of vouchers for payment for approval.
 

For detailed information on the key accountabilities and capability framework, please click here to download the role description.

 
Applying for the role
 

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

           
 

When applying you will need to:

 

1. Answer all pre-screening questions on the online application form.

 

Target Question 1

Provide an example of a situation where you took ownership of a challenging issue and provided a solution for the client in a short time frame. 

 

Target Question 2

What was the most helpful feedback you have received on the job? What made it helpful and how did you use it?

 
Then:

2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the   requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.

 

Contact:  Eden Cortes, Legal Support Coordinator on (02) 8346 1707 or eden.cortes@justice.nsw.gov.au  

   

Closing date:  Wednesday 8 April 20202 (11:59 pm)  
 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

 

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

           

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 

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