Solicitor LA21091 PSCA 2019, Specified Calling Level 1 or 2, up to $105,179 gross per annum + super + benefits Solicitor, Kununurra regional office Full Time Fixed Term - with possibility of extensions (up to 2 years total appointment) and/or permanency (to occur within two years of appointment) About the roleLegal Aid Kununurra has an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic solicitor to join our small busy team for a fixed term period until February 2022.Being part of a Legal Aid WA regional team means that you will provide a range of legal services to the local community, which will include circuit travel, with a particular emphasis on criminal law case work, duty lawyer and legal advice services. There will also be opportunities to provide legal advice and representation in family law, protection and care, civil law and restraining order matters.About youThe ideal candidate will have post-admission experience, preferably in criminal law, with an interest in working in remote locations with Aboriginal communities and an interest in holistic practices related to prevention, education and awareness. You will be a natural tam player and be available to undertake circuit work which involves regular travel including overnight stays. About us and what we can offer youWe offer a strong team working environment, the satisfaction of adding value to the community, and a range of benefits in line with business requirements, which may include professional development opportunities, flexible working and leave arrangements and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.Legal Aid WA is an independent statutory authority funded by the State Government and Commonwealth Governments. We provide services to over 100,000 clients each year in the areas of criminal, family and civil law across Western Australia.Legal Aid WA is a provider of customer centred services and fosters a culture of inclusion. We appreciate differing viewpoints and cultural diversity and value all perspectives as we strive for excellent customer service through process improvements and innovation.Please visit to find out more about us.Further informationDownload the documents attached for more information about applying for the role.If you would like to talk to someone about the job, please contact Leanne Wykes, Solicitor in Charge on tel: (08) 9166 5800 or email Leanne.Wykes.AssessmentThe attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides an overview of the role, along with the selection criteria against which you will be assessed throughout the selection process. Alignment with Legal Aid’s values will also be considered in the panel’s assessment of candidates. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the role prior to applying.How to ApplyApplications are made online. In addition to the questions being asked in the online application, you should also submit: A comprehensive CV (max. 5 pages) that showcases your talents and key achievements relevant to the role; andA cover letter (max. 2 pages) outlining your relevant experience and demonstrating your ability to meet the selection criteria, paying particular attention to the highlighted criteria in the JDF (tip - your written communication skills will also be assessed so be sensible with font and margin sizes). Qualifications and minimum experience required for the role will also be assessed by the panel at application stage. Click the “Apply for Job” button at bottom of this page to submit your application. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED VIA . If you do not have access to a computer or the internet please contact the Kununurra office in plenty of time and they can arrange for you to submit your application from their office.Please allow enough time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.Failure to submit the required information may result in the selection panel being unable to fully assess your application.If you are experiencing any technical difficulties submitting your application online, contact Regina Tatchley on (08) 9261 6496 and quote recruitment ID LA21091.Substantive EqualityLegal Aid WA is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our organisation. Other ConditionsThis selection process may also be used to fill other similar vacancies throughout our organisation. Alternatively, should the successful candidate decline or vacate the advertised position, the next most suitable candidate may be selected from this process. Both options remain valid for a period of six (6) months (unless otherwise stated) from the completion date of the initial selection process. Should no suitable candidate be identified, or an offer declined, the panel may search for further candidates beyond the closing date. Appointment to all positions at Legal Aid WA is subject to a satisfactory national criminal history check, integrity and conflict checks, and 100-point identification check ATTACHMENTS: - You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading . WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time LOCATION:Kununurra CLOSING DATE:2021-05-02 5:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)
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