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Paralegal and Intake Officer

Top End Women's Legal Service Inc.
  • Location: TEWLS, Darwin
  • Reporting to: Senior Lawyer and Office Manager
  • Term: Permanent and ongoing, subject to funding
  • Classification: SCHADS Level 3.1 – 3.4 ($71,128.72 - $76,272.04) plus 11% superannuation, as well as six (6) weeks annual leave and leave loading
  • Position basis: Full-time or 0.8 FTE preferred


TEWLS is a not-for-profit, specialist women’s legal service providing integrated legal and support services for all persons identifying as women and non-binary persons in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Based in beautiful Darwin, TEWLS provides high quality, holistic, trauma-informed and culturally secure free legal advice, casework and representation, information and referral, community legal education, and advocacy in the areas of civil, family and migration law. As a front-line women’s service, the majority of TEWLS’ clients present having experienced or experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

TEWLS provides a vital role for women in the Top End. At an individual level, the service responds to and facilitates women’s experiences and realities, with specialist and responsive legal services. At a systemic level, clients’ collective experiences establish a salient foundation and platform for informed service advocacy and calls for systemic improvement and change.


As an essential member of the TEWLS team, the Paralegal and Intake Officer will undertake client intake, as well as legal assistance to TEWLS’ legal practice to ensure the provision of quality legal services to clients, including in the assistance of legal advice and casework preparation, provision of legal information and referral services, and preparation of research, written documents and correspondence. The provision of organisational and administrative assistance within TEWLS are also a component of this position.

Notably, TEWLS’ specialist practice provides meaningful, varied, interesting, and complex legal work, within a supportive and trauma-informed environment.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to develop and use your developing legal skillset while working in the breath-taking tropics, this role is for you!


At TEWLS, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package Level 3.1 – 3.4 ($71,128.72 - $76,272.04), including 11% superannuation, salary sacrifice and six (6) weeks’ annual leave with leave loading
  • No billable targets, sustainable workloads, and a supportive environment dedicated to developing and maintaining employee wellbeing and resilience, including monthly external trauma supervision
  • The opportunity to use your developing legal skills to address gender inequity and support vulnerable women in the community
  • Front-line work within a supportive and integrated practice
  • An energised, passionate, and high-achieving team


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Rachael Hillier, Office Manager by phone on (08) 8982 3000 or email to [email protected] using the subject line: Paralegal and Intake Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

TEWLS is committed to working together to achieve a more inclusive community. Our workplace strives to be one that embraces and celebrates diversity and the wide range of skills, expertise and experience we can all bring to strengthen our dynamic, collaborative and responsive environment.

TEWLS encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those that identify as part of LGBTIQA+ community, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

A position description and selection criteria is attached.

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