Project Officer, Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committee (VPSG4)

Job posted: 26/10/2020
Applications close: 27/01/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Loddon

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DJ6404_JAN

Reference: VG/DJ6404_JAN

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: North West Region | Loddon

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?

  • Salary $87,640 - $99,438 plus superannuation
  • Ongoing, Full Time role based in the Loddon Mallee Region
  • Make a difference in our community

About us

The Koori Justice Unit, within the department is primarily responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA) across the Victorian Government and justice system.

The AJA has established extensive Government and Community networks through the Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Network (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees (LAJAC) and uses them to effectively deliver initiatives including the Community Initiative Program, Night Patrol Program, Frontline Youth Initiatives Program, Koori Offender Support and Mentoring Program and other initiatives in accordance with the AJA.

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Officer, Loddon Mallee Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (RAJAC), as the Project Officer, LAJAC you will provide project support through the operational development to provide services that best meet the needs of Victoria's diverse growing needs, the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

You will also be required to provide ongoing project and administrative support to the Executive Officer, RAJAC and assist in the delivery of projects that are culturally appropriate and responsive, as well as promotion of all AJA initiatives within the region: You will be responsible for and not limited to:

  • promoting the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement and community grant initiatives in the region
  • coordinating the Aboriginal Justice Staff Network in the Loddon Mallee region and assisting in developing the local planning process
  • developing, enhancing and maintaining cross agency linkages for the LAJAC and providing leadership between the Aboriginal community and justice agencies.

This position will cover the Loddon, Buloke and Campaspe shires.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the members of the Victorian Aboriginal community
  • experience in gaining respect from stakeholders, based on expertise and by using effective negotiation techniques to motivate others
  • a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.

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.

All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

Project Officer, Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committee (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time

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Krystal Henderson on: 0428 834 809 | Krystal.Henderson@justice.vic.gov.au

Project Officer, Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committee (VPSG4)