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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Support Officers, Department of Justice and Community Safety (VPSG1)

Job posted: 07/08/2020
Applications close: 02/11/2020 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Program is 6-12 months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $47,904 - $50,853

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/2020YEP-A

Reference: VG/2020YEP-A

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $47,904 - $50,853

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

If you're between 17 and 29 years old, and currently unemployed or have had your hours at work greatly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would love for you to consider becoming a support officer for the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the job

  • Opportunities are varied although typically involve administrative and customer support duties.
  • You will work within one of the department's business units, such as Emergency Management Victoria, Youth Justice, Corrections Victoria or People and Workplace Services.
  • We're looking to employ support officers for up to 12-months, with opportunities to participate in training and gain experience within the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 1 salary ($47,904 - $50,853) with access to entitlements for Aboriginal employees including ceremonial and cultural leave.
  • The opportunity to participate in the Aboriginal Employee Network (AEN). The network helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees thrive by promoting peer support, and professional and personal development.

Who we are looking for

Your future is not defined by the industry you have worked in. You may have recently left school, been a retail assistant, bartender, a tour guide, a box office salesperson, a flight attendant or a chef, although you could still have exactly what we're looking for. You have developed so many skills during your lifetime and many are transferrable to other employment opportunities. So, if you think you tick off the attributes below, then we want to hear from you.

Motivated self-starter

Able to follow direction and work as part of a team

Strong organisational and communication skills

A great worth ethic

What's in it for me?

By working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, you will be a part of vital work to make our community safer. In addition to this sense of making a real difference in people's lives, there are many other benefits in working with us. These include:

  • Regular feedback and career planning – approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to a professional development plan agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues.

You can learn more about the department's responsibilities here, discover some of the extra benefits of working for us here, and explore our other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and employee support services here.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you're excited by the prospect of this new challenge contributing to the Victorian community, please read the attached position description and apply now.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander(Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, from entry level roles to key leadership positions. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad. Jeffrey Gray - Aboriginal.Employment@justice.vic.gov.au or 0451 589 669.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Support Officers, Department of Justice and Community Safety  (VPSG1)

Job type:

Full time / Program is 6-12 months

Job classification:

VPSG1

Contact:

Jeffrey Gray
0451 589 669 | aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Support Officers, Department of Justice and Community Safety  (VPSG1)