Administrative Support Officer
Domestic Violence Legal Service


  • Administrative Officer 3 (AO3) – $62,773 – $67,746 plus Superannuation
  • 4 Year Contract
  • Darwin

    About the Domestic Violence Legal Service:

    The Domestic Violence Legal Service (DVLS) is a specialised stand-alone service which operates under the auspices of the NT Legal Aid Commission (NT Legal Aid). DVLS is a small team that works closely together to deliver high quality legal advice and representation to victim-survivors of domestic, family, and sexual violence (DFSV) and includes a dedicated support worker providing non-legal services to advance the safety and wellbeing of women and children. The service also undertakes law reform and policy, prevention and early intervention activities, such as the development and delivery of community legal education.

    About the role:

    Under the supervision of the Office Coordinator, you will be the first point of contact in delivering trauma-informed legal services by DVLS. You will be an enthusiastic, detail-oriented person who can provide high-level administrative support while communicating effectively with people who are experiencing domestic violence, and all members of the public and profession.

    About you:

    You will have a high level administrative and secretarial skills, with the ability to organise workload, prioritise, multi-task, meet deadlines. You will be able to work efficiently with limited supervision, utilising initiative and as part of a team with the ability to operate effectively in an environment with competing demands.

    You will have high level interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds, including people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and First Nations peoples.

    Employee benefits:

    NT Legal Aid offers attractive employment benefits such as 6 weeks annual leave and salary packaging options. NT Legal Aid provides ongoing professional development opportunities. NT Legal Aid can also provide relocation assistance. While the work can be challenging, NT Legal Aid have an Employee Assistance Policy and a Staff Wellbeing Strategy.

    How to apply:

    You can find the duty statement, including selection criteria here.

    To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

    Applications must be submitted by email to by 4pm Thursday 23 February 2023.

    DVLS recognises the value that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of a diverse workforce. We encourage you to indicate within your application to which diversity group you belong to.

    Further Information:

    If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources on 08 8999 3000 or

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