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Administrative Assistant - WEstjustice

WEstjustice
  • Legal service providing free services to the Melbourne West community
  • Part-time opportunity (0.8EFT)
  • Work with a small dedicated team

The Organisation

WEstjustice are a leading community legal centre providing free services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. From their offices in Footscray, Werribee and Sunshine and through their outreach services they 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.

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

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

Benefits & Culture

  • Passionate, professional and dedicated team
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Western suburbs location (Werribee, Sunshine and Footscray Offices)

The Role

WEstjustice has a great opportunity for an administrative role in a legal environment. We are seeking a part time Administrative Assistant on a one year fixed term contract (the position may be extended depending on need). The Administrative Assistant will join our team to ensure effective service delivery through the provision of reception and administrative support for the Centre.

The position will be based primarily in our Werribee Office, however you may be required to work across the other WEstjustice offices – Sunshine and Footscray (depending on the Centre’s needs).

The Administrative Assistant will be employed as a member of the WEstjustice Operations team and will work closely with our various legal teams including:

  • Economic Justice Program
  • Employment & Equality Law Program
  • Family Violence & Family Law Program
  • Youth Law Program

The role is varied and is suitable for someone looking to join a fast-paced work environment.

Skills Required

You will have:

  • Relevant experience in an administrative role
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional telephone manner
  • Sound organisational, time management and planning skills
  • Highly developed active listening and communication skills including the ability to empathise and manage sometimes challenging clients
  • A commitment to WEstjustice values and working with their clients and communities

Experience in a fast-paced legal environment not-for-profit community organisation is desirable.

A copy of the position description is available below.

Remuneration

Salary range - of $59,000 - $69,000 per annum (depending on experience), plus employer funded superannuation in accordance with Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth). In addition, generous salary packaging is available (including access to Accommodation and Meal Entertainment packaging).

About WEstjustice

WEstjustice is a multidisciplinary, community-based legal centre committed to improving justice outcomes for the people of western Melbourne, and especially the most vulnerable in our community. It was formed in July 2015 through the amalgamation of the Footscray, Wyndham and Western Suburbs Community Legal Centres, which brought a long and proud history and experience to the new organisation.

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 LGBTIQ-identifying people.

For more information about WEstjustice, please visit our website (www.westjustice.org.au)

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