Aboriginal Employment Programs Advisor (VPSG4)

Job posted: 18/05/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DJ4440

Reference: VG/DJ4440

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

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?

  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Melbourne CBD
  • Play a critical role in implementing employment and career development initiatives under the department's Aboriginal Employment and Career Strategy
  • Salary range $90,067 - $102,192 per annum plus superannuation

About us

The Aboriginal Employment Team (AET) sits within the People, Safety and Culture business unit and is responsible for the development and delivery of the department's Aboriginal Employment strategy and associated talent programs.

AET provides ongoing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) employees and manages a range of Aboriginal employment initiatives. The AET also contributes towards the innovation of new programs and policies to strengthen career development and cultural diversity and inclusion across the department.

This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010

About the role

As a member of the AET (Aboriginal Employment Team) the Aboriginal Employment Programs Advisor will work closely with Senior Employment Programs Advisor by providing high level support across portfolios:

  • Aboriginal Tertiary Scholarship program
  • Aboriginal Youth Employment Scheme (YES) traineeship program
  • Aboriginal Career Development Program
  • Aboriginal Graduate Scheme

In addition, this role will be responsible for coordinating the support of various Aboriginal staff networks, including the Aboriginal Youth Network, to support the retention and career development of the department's Aboriginal employees.

This role will also contribute to a range of recruitment activities including participation on selection panels when required by Recruitment Services and community information sessions at various locations around the state. More broadly the Aboriginal Employment Programs Advisor will represent the department and Aboriginal Employment Team in promoting the organisation as an employer of choice for Aboriginal jobseekers.

This role involves occasional travel within Victoria.

About you

As our ideal candidate, 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
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the labour market, including the complexity of attracting and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
  • Practical experience in at least one employment related area, such as recruitment, learning and development, or generalist human resources, or strong community development/project management experience.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders. 

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

How to apply

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

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


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 Employment Programs Advisor (VPSG4)

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Lesley Jackson-Lopa on 0428 495 800 | Lesley.Jackson-Lopa@justice.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal Employment Programs Advisor (VPSG4)