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Paralegal, Health & Safety Legal
 
  • $83,223.00 per annum + superannuation
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity
  • Melbourne CBD location

About the role

Health & Safety Legal (HSL) sits within WorkSafe’s Legal & Governance Division. HSL provides expert legal advice on compliance and enforcement activities under Victorian occupational health and safety laws. The Team also manages a civil litigation practice arising in relation to these activities, primarily in the field of administrative review, including before the Coroners Court.

The Paralegal will be responsible for the provision of timely and professional paralegal support to legal staff within HSL and assist with supervising administrative staff.

Key accountabilities

  • General administrative, clerical and secretarial support to the lawyers of the Administrative Review, Advice & Coronial Support Team, including diary management, co-ordinating litigation calendars, scheduling and arranging meetings, stakeholder forums, agenda preparation, minute taking and distribution and associated follow up together with administrative support for various team projects
  • Register, schedule, coordinate, prepare and serve documents for VCAT and other litigation, including drafting and formatting legal documents and correspondence, costs sheets and back-sheets for Counsel. Liaise with relevant tribunals and courts as required
  • Maintain, manage and keep up-to-date HSL advice, licensing, subpoena and other databases, and update advice and case files
  • Assist the Administrative Review, Advice & Coronial Support Team to ensure compliance with subpoenas issued to WorkSafe, including checking subpoena validity, conducting FieldLink searches and obtaining relevant information from internal stakeholders.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role. https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/careers

About you

You are an experienced legal professional who wants to make a difference. Your communication and organisational skills are highly developed, and your strong interpersonal skills allow you to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You have the ability to work independently, as well as a part of a high performing team.

  • Experience in a legal, agent or professional services environment with an understanding of legal system and litigation process
  • Experience in the management of databases/screen-based monitoring systems
  • Demonstrated capacity to use problem-solving skills, initiative and tenacity in follow-up
  • Ability to perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks including keyboard support, records management, register maintenance and personnel related activities
  • Knowledge of VCAT and its processes would be an advantage
  • Tertiary qualification in legal or paralegal studies is desirable

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm Wednesday the 26th of January 2022. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Bianca Stojanovski via email bianca_stojanovski@worksafe.vic.gov.au.

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community. 

Our future

Our goals are to embed in every workplace a proactive, prevention-led approach to health and safety across the state, and to provide a personalised, tailored service for every Victorian who comes into contact with WorkSafe.

Like wearing a seatbelt or putting on sunscreen, “prevention-led” thinking will become automatic every time Victorians step into the workplace.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Job Ref: BS000175
Submitted: 12-01-2022
 


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