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Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (VPSG3)

Job posted: 01/02/2024
Applications close: 03/03/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $74,580 - $90,558

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/8615FEBRUARY2024

Reference: VG/8615FEBRUARY2024

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558

Work location: Western Region | Grampians

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?

  • Utilise your understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community to provide support and advice to Corrections Victoria
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 3: $74,580 - $90,558 plus superannuation.

This is an Aboriginal designated position, 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.

About the Business Unit:

H.M. Prison Langi Kal Kal is a minimum-security men's protection prison located 140klm west of Melbourne at Trawalla. The prison's primary purpose is to prepare male prisoners for transition, reintegration, and release. As a working farm with eight separate industries, there is a strong focus on employment, training, and work readiness.

About the Role:

The Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (AWO) is part of Corrections Victoria's commitment to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system and to ensuring that Aboriginal Victorians achieve the same justice outcomes as the broader Victorian community.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Providing cultural and practical support for Aboriginal prisoners through identifying their strengths, aspirations and obtainable goals for returning to a non-offending lifestyle in their community
  • Interviewing and completing a wellbeing checklist on Aboriginal prisoners as soon as practicable following reception, aiming to provide information regarding available Aboriginal specific programs and services
  • Providing cultural and wellbeing support to Aboriginal prisoners that enables individual pre and post release needs to be met, advocating on their behalf where appropriate.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • 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
  • The ability to build a supportive and cooperative team environment while supporting others in challenging situations
  • The ability to promote a culture of inclusion and hold self and team accountable towards being inclusive to individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This is an Aboriginal designated position, 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.

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (VPSG3)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG3

Contact:

Emma Cole on 0437 318 480 | emma.cole@justice.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (VPSG3)