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Financial Assistance Scheme Assessor - Prioritised

Job posted: 27/05/2024
Applications close: 22/07/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/1796842-JULY

Reference: VG/1796842-JULY

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

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?

  • Make decisions on eligibility for financial assistance as per legislation, established policy, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Ongoing position (Prioritised)
  • VPS4: $92,332 - $104,762 + superannuation 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety are seeking Assessors to join the new Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Scheme, to consider and approve financial assistance for victims of violent crime.

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. 

If you would like to be considered for the Generalist equivalent of this role, please apply for both ads.

Please note all candidates who apply for the Assessor position will be required to take a Situational Judgement Test which will be sent via email. Your result may impact the success of your application.

Meetings are held in person at Melbourne CBD location.

About the Business Unit

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a major new initiative for victims of crime. The FAS is a landmark reform that will replace the judicially based Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal with an administrative scheme that prioritises the needs of victims and supports their recovery from violent crime.

The FAS is highly anticipated by victims and stakeholders and represents a major leap forward in the Victorian Government's response to victims of crime. Established under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance Scheme) Act 2022 the FAS will provide financial assistance through a simple and easy to navigate process that is fair, sensitive, and responsive to victims' needs. It will acknowledge harm done and be trauma informed, with a priority focus on being inclusive and culturally safe.

Reporting to the FAS Senior Assessor you will be responsible for the review and approval of applications for financial assistance as per the Act, established policy, guidelines, and procedures.

About the Role

Duties will include:

  • Analyse and approve applications and requests for payments as per the Act, and interpretation of established policy, guidelines, and procedures. Escalate complex and high-risk applications and decisions as appropriate.
  • Identify, analyse, and provide advice on documentary evidence requirements for applicants or their appointed representative to enable assessment of their application.
  • Formulate notices of decision for simple applications, including the analysis completed and the reasons for the decision.

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

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting it.
  • Experience working with victims of family violence, sexual assault, and victims of crime more broadly and an understanding of the systemic barriers faced by marginalised communities in the justice system.
  • Knowledge of risk factors for family violence and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework

Qualifications 

  • A relevant qualification and/or experience in community services, social work, criminology, psychology, victim services and/or family violence is highly 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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

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.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Workforce Unit throughout the recruitment process. Aboriginal candidates are encouraged to contact Aboriginalworkforce@justice.vic.gov.au if they would like cultural support and guidance through the application process.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

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.

Encouraging Diversity

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government employees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.

We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, and people living in rural and regional Victoria. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQA+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less. If you identify as any of the aforementioned, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process. Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand the impact of our work.

Financial Assistance Scheme Assessor - Prioritised

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG4

Contact:

Sebastian Roberts | fas.reform@justice.vic.gov.au

Financial Assistance Scheme Assessor - Prioritised