Administration Officer - Newcastle Aboriginal Identified position

35 hour working week, Salary packing benefits, 4 weeks A/L + leave loading and extra leave over the Christmas holiday period.


The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Limited (ALS) is a public company limited by guarantee and registered charity. It is primarily funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's department and managed by an Aboriginal Board and governed by the ALS Company. The Company consists of thirty Aboriginal people from NSW and ACT and Company members are elected for three-year terms and represent their community.

The ALS is one of the largest Aboriginal legal practices delivering legal services to Aboriginal people in Australia. With over 200 staff, we provide information and referral, legal advice and court representation in criminal law, family law and care and protection law to Aboriginal men, women and children in 24 offices across urban, regional and remote NSW and ACT

The Role

The primary responsibility of the Administration Officer, Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) scheme is to assist in the delivery of high quality legal support services to Aboriginal clients.

The position holder will be responsible for a range of duties including the maintenance of the court attendance board/roster on a daily basis; organisation of client files; input of statistical data into CMS database and liaising with professionals, including Police, Public Defenders, Solicitors, Court Staff, Corrective Services, other staff members and stakeholders.

This role is a temporary full-time position for up to 12 months. 

Your Skills and Expertise

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or be accepted as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live.
  • A knowledge of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal people combined with continuing respect and support for Aboriginal cultural practices in dealing with clients, their families, communities and the social issues affecting those communities.
  • Commitment to the principles of social justice.
  • Capacity to behave in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Proven computer systems skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook and typing skills with a minimum of 35 wpm.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

Job Benefits

  • 10% superannuation
  • 35 hour week
  • RDO per month
  • 20 days annual leave + loading
  • Christmas leave paid 

Applications close at 9:00 am on

Thursday, 6 August 2020

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.


27/07/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Administration & Office Support
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