Aboriginal Court Assessment and Prosecutions Services Officer - Melbourne (CCP3)

Job posted: 28/04/2022
Applications close: 22/05/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $81,087 - $87,245

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: DOJ/7192_APR

Reference: DOJ/7192_APR

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $81,087 - $87,245

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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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?

  • Full-time, ongoing opportunity based in the Melbourne CBD
  • Salary $81,087 - $87,245 plus superannuation
  • Provide a dual specialist function in CCS service provision at the Courts

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) contributes to the safety of the community by applying practices that reduce reoffending and connecting offenders to programs, services and community. CCS provides management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole.   

Corrections and Justice Services is committed to the delivery of responsive and culturally appropriate services that meet the objectives of the Aboriginal Justice Agreements to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people within the Criminal Justice System through the provision of correctional supports and services that reduce the risk of reoffending. 

About the role

The Aboriginal Court Assessment & Prosecutions Service (CAPS) Officer position provides a dual specialist function in CCS service provision at the Courts. As a CAPS Officer the position is responsible for supporting the operation of the Court Assessment and Prosecutions Service (CAPS), including providing high quality evidence-based advice to the Koori Court division of the Magistrates' and County Courts to assist in the sentencing process. Aboriginal CAPS Officers will also be required to work within mainstream court divisions of the Magistrates' and County Courts when the Koori Court division is not sitting. 

The position may also provide support to Aboriginal participants involved in the Melbourne Drug Court. This includes suitability assessment for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders (DATO) and provision of case management support to Aboriginal program participants. 

You will be required to adhere to local or regional rostering arrangements and other staffing management practices as directed. 

This position is classified under 'Special Measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide human services in needs assessment, development of interventions and provision of case management.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of court processes, prosecutions or related areas (desirable).

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Aboriginal Court Assessment and Prosecutions Services Officer - Melbourne (CCP3)

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Josephine Di Pietro - Manager Court Practice | Josephine.DiPietro@justice.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal Court Assessment and Prosecutions Services Officer - Melbourne (CCP3)