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Administration Assistant - Aboriginal Legal Access Program


Employer: Western Sydney Community Legal Centre Limited
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Administration, Indigenous, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 29 January, 2019.
Applications close: 15 February, 2019. (Expired)

WSCLC provides free legal advice and other legal and related services to disadvantaged people in the Western Sydney area. It operates a generalist legal practice and specialist legal services including the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic, Student Legal Services Western Sydney University, Home Building Advocacy Service, Aboriginal Legal Access Program and a Clinical Placement Program.

The Aboriginal Legal Access Program engages and maintains relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as provides assistance, advocacy and information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About this Role

The position holder will be responsible for providing and assisting with the delivery of administrative support services to the Aboriginal Legal Access Program (ALAP) Caseworker. This will have a heavy focus on administrative duties, as well as communication and co-ordination of client appointments, community engagement and education with the support of ALAP case-worker.

Being an Aboriginal Person is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised under Section 14(D) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.

This is a Part time position, 1 day per week (7 hours) or 2 half-days and is based at Windsor.

About the Candidate  

Aboriginal Legal Access Program is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible member to join the team. The appropriate candidate will be trusting and reliable with a high appreciation for client confidentiality. They will have exceptional time management skills and ability to assess and prioritise set tasks. A willingness to learn required internal processes. The candidate’s professional and personal values will align to that of Western Sydney Community Legal Centre.

Key responsibilities

  • General Administration
  • General IT support and troubleshooting
  • Information and referral
  • Data entry and compliance
  • Record keeping and maintenance of ALAP files
  • Support the ALAP case-worker in co-ordination of projects undertaken
  • Ensuring all work undertaken is in line with WSCLC’s policies and procedures

This position will directly report to the Aboriginal Legal Access Worker.

Selection criteria for this position 

Essential

  • Aboriginality – Being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a requirement for the position.
  • Demonstrate relevant computer skills that align to Microsoft Office (Word, Excell, Powerpoint, Office 365) along with a willingness to learn internal client data base management.
  • Commitment and understanding of the importance of client confidentiality and demonstrate sensitivity and transparency where a personal conflict of interest may arise.
  • File management and archiving skills.
  • Well-developed communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously.

Desirable

  • Relevant (or working toward) a qualification in administration or community sector
  • Localised knowledge of barriers to justice for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community services by Western Sydney Community Legal Centre
  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal Specific organisations that can provide on-going support aligning with a client’s needs. 

Remuneration is based on :

Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services (SCHCADS) Industry Award 2010, Level 2 Pay point 1 ($28.46 per hour - $31.21 per hour)

(plus 9.5% Superannuation and optional Salary Packaging)

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.