Legal Officer – Grade IV – NDIS Worker Check – Ongoing

NSW Government

The Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) is seeking a motivated and experienced Legal Officer to join the NDIS Worker Check Directorate on an ongoing basis.

About the role

The role of the Legal Officer is to support the operational staff to perform their statutory functions. The Legal Officer provides advice, analysis and guidance to staff in the NDIS Worker Check. The Legal Officer develops knowledge, capabilities and competency in relation to our legislative requirements, and ensures compliance with the relevant legislation.

The Legal Officer possess a technical understanding of criminal offences in NSW, and across Australia.

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To be successful in the role you will have the ability to:

  • Maintain a detailed and practical understanding of the primary legislation affecting the operations of the NDIS Worker Check.
  • Provide accurate and efficient analysis and advice to staff to support timely decision-making.
  • Possess a technical understanding of NSW, inter-state and Commonwealth criminal offences, and their categorisation and application within the NDIS Worker Check framework.
  • Identify legal issues (and solutions) affecting the functions and decisions of the NDIS Worker Check.
  • Undertake analysis of decisions to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Provide advice and analysis to support internal and external reviews of decisions.

Why the OCG?

The OCG creates safer places for children in NSW by regulating and monitoring organisations and individuals that provide services to children. We are a trusted authority on quality in child safe practices, in out-of-home care, and worker screening and safety. We have a dynamic and committed workforce, and a culture that encourages and promotes innovation and strives for continuous improvement.

We offer a positive working environment with dedicated professionals working across a range of regulatory functions to create safe places for children. Attractive employment conditions include a competitive remuneration package and flexible working conditions.

More information about us is available on our .

Our commitment to Diversity

We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

The OCG encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you require an adjustment in the recruitment process, please contact the OCG People and Culture team on (02) 8219 3661 or and advise of your preferred method of communication.

How to apply

To apply, candidates are to answer the targeted questions below (maximum one page combined for both questions), provide a covering letter (maximum one page) and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages).

We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
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Targeted questions

  • Describe a set of circumstances that resulted in a particularly difficult or sensitive conversation with a customer or colleague. What were the issues/challenges and what was your approach to resolving these issues? In your answer, please detail your actions and the outcome.
  • Provide an example of a time when your performance resulted in timely and quality outcomes. In your answer, please outline the steps you took in achieving the outcome and whether you could have done anything differently.

A Recruitment Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.

The successful applicant will need a current NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment. For more information, visit the website.

For further information, please contact Michael Rosmalen on 02 8226 0095 or email

Applications close: Monday, 29 November 9:59am

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

NSW Government