Legal Consultant

Location: Sydney
Area: CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $66,000 - $89,600 per annum

About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Legal Consultant for the Legal Team based at the Barnardos Centre in Homebush, Sydney, NSW.  Reporting to the Senior Legal Consultant, the Legal Consultant will be responsible for;
  • Assisting the Principal Officer Adoptions with preparation of necessary documentation for adoption applications in the Supreme Court
About You
To be successful in the Legal Consultant role, you will ideally have;
  • Completed Legal Studies and experience working in the legal industry as a lawyer, or seasoned paralegal.
  • Experience with preparation and formatting of legal documents.
  • Proven capacity to prioritise work and consistently meet strict deadlines autonomously.
  • Demonstrated ability to give close attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and computer literacy skills, especially in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience in Supreme Court applications is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience with adoption legislation or practice is desirable, but not essential
Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.
  
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.
  
Salary: Base $66,000 to $89,600 plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.
  
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
  
Expressions of interest
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume.  Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354

Contact: 02 9218 2354
Date Posted: 15/07/2021 04:03 PM

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