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Legal Administrator

The Organisation

WEstjustice is a leading community legal centre providing free services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. From our offices in Footscray, Werribee and Sunshine and through outreach services, we provide advice on a broad range of issues including employment, discrimination, consumer disputes, tenancy, credit and debt, family disputes, family violence, criminal law and more.  We operate a multidisciplinary service, providing holistic legal, financial counselling and social worker support to people in Melbourne’s west which provides a comprehensive wrap-around service for those who need support within our community.

We believe in a just and fair society where the law and its processes do not discriminate against people or cause them vulnerability. We provide free legal education, undertake law reform activities and work in partnership with their local communities to deliver projects that improve access to justice.

WEstjustice’s purpose is to service the legal needs in the West in a way that addresses the systemic nature of disadvantage.

Be part of the organisation that provides high-impact services and outcomes delivering best practice services and working on systemic reform of complex, widespread issues.

Benefits and Culture

  • Be a part of an organisation that 98% of our team are proud to work for
  • We pay 3% above the SCHADs award
  • Salary packaging
  • Up to 5 hours study leave per week
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 5% annual leave loading
  • Passionate, professional and dedicated team
  • Gifted additional paid leave over the summer holiday period
  • Strong focus on wellbeing
  • Ongoing commitment to being a diverse and inclusive organisation
  • With 90% of our team recommending WEstjustice as a great place to work we can provide a culture of a values driven, inclusive, feedback oriented workplace

The Role

WEstjustice is seeking to employ a part time Legal Administrator on a 12-months fixed term contract, (with potential for a longer-term contract depending on availability of funding), to join our growing Employment and Equality Law team.

Reporting to the Employment and Equality Law Director, you will provide a wide range of legal administrative support services to our lawyers of Employment and Equality Law team and assist them to deliver legal services for our clients. You will undertake legal research, prepare documentation for clients, and assist with client intake and triage.

The role is four days per week and is initially based at our Footscray office but will move to our Sunshine office mid-year. The role may be required to work at our other offices (located in the western suburbs of Melbourne including Werribee or the CBD) and/or partner organisation sites, depending on program need.

Role Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide client focused services in a complex, confidential and sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide administrative support including excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads, meet timelines and work under pressure.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate with clients who are often people who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills to ensure that clients.
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly to ensure sound understanding.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft 365 and cloud-based client management and telephone software.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability and commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment as well as working autonomously.

Remuneration:

Salary range – $73,263.00 per annum to $78,560.00  pro rata (dependent on experience) employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth).

For a copy of the position description, please click here. 

Please apply by 5pm, 8 March 2024 by sending your resume together with a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria in the Position Description to recruitment@westjustice.org.au. Alternatively, please call Jennifer Jones, Legal Director, on 03 9749 7720 extension 1019 for a confidential discussion.

The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children’s Check and a Police Check or be prepared to apply for both. Applicants must possess the right to work in Australia.

WEstjustice is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQA+-identifying people. 

 

 

Donate

Please contact us on (03) 9749 7720 if you wish to make a donation to WEstjustice.

Donations over $2.00 are tax deductable.

 

 

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Volunteer

Unfortunately, WEstjustice does not currently have any vacancies.

 

WEstjustice relies heavily on the work of legal and non-legal volunteers. Volunteer roles include:

  • Policy volunteers (at capacity)
  • Administrative volunteers (at capacity)
  • Paralegal volunteers (at capacity)
  • Solicitor volunteers (at capacity)

Skills we require of all of our volunteers include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Reliability and punctuality

We ask that volunteers give us a minimum commitment of twelve months.

Demand for volunteer positions may vary.

If there is a position available and you are a suitable candidate, we will contact you. 

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Student Internships

WEstjustice has partnered with Victoria University to offer internships to law students of Victoria University.

Our Victoria University internship program offers law students practical experience in working with vulnerable clients with complex needs.

Contact

WEstjustice on (03) 9749 7720 or admin@westjustice.org.au.

 

"I am extremely grateful for the knowledge and experience I have gained at WEstjustice Sunshine. I am not only interning alongside fellow VU classmates but we are supervised by lawyers who are passionate about giving youth a voice in the legal system."

Clinton, Intern, Sunshine Youth Office, appearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court.

 

 

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WE are located

  • Footscray
  • Werribee
  • Sunshine
Footscray

Workspace365, Level 2, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray VIC 3011 (temporary relocation)

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Mail: PO Box 2199, Werribee VIC 3030
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm - Phone Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm

Advice by appointment only. Please call to book

Werribee

Level 1 / 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Mail: PO Box 2199, Werribee VIC 3030
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm - Phone Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm

Advice by appointment only. Please call to book

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Mail: PO Box 627, Sunshine VIC 3020
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm - Phone Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm

Advice by appointment only. Please call to book