Aboriginal Identified - Solicitor IV - Legal Officer Grade IV - Community and Continuing Legal Education, outreach and practice - Aboriginal Services Branch - Ongoing - Full-time - Central Sydney-000085BIAboriginal Identified - Solicitor IV - Legal Officer Grade IV - Community and Continuing Legal Education, Outreach and Practice - Aboriginal Services Branch - Ongoing - Full-time - Central Sydney - 000085BI ABOUT LEGAL AID NSW Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 25 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights. ABOUT THE ROLE The occupant of this role will work with the Manager, Aboriginal Services branch to achieve key outcomes, with a particular focus on: Providing specialist expertise and advice in the delivery of Community Legal Education (CLE); outreach and client representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across NSW. Providing a mentoring role to the network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal officers at Legal Aid NSW Participating in law reform policies and responses as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in NSW. ABOUT YOU The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and committed team member, able to work autonomously and cohesively as part of a team. You will be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and identify and be accepted in the community as such. Ideally you will have experience in crime, civil or family law and be able to draw on that expertise and your experience in and understanding of issues critical to providing legal representation to Aboriginal people. You will have clear communication skills with the ability to develop key relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS • Admission or eligibility for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW. • Ability to provide a valid Practising Certificate upon commencement. • Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 and these placements are for persons who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and being accepted in the community as such.
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