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Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 27/03/2024
Applications close: 14/04/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: North East Region

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/1785913MARCH2024

Reference: VG/1785913MARCH2024

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

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

Work location: North East Region

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?

  • Provide practical assistance to the Aboriginal community about how to resolve infringement obligations
  • Ongoing Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $92,332 - $104,762 plus superannuation.
  • Located in Hume

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

Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officers (SALO's) are based in regional offices, working within Justice Services and in collaboration with program areas, including the the Enforcement and Support Services (ESS) branch and communities to deliver justice services that are efficient, effective and integrated around community and client needs.

The Enforcement and Support Services (ESS) branch is responsible for exercising powers on behalf of the Director Fines Victoria in relation to unpaid fines in order to encourage payment of fines, also to review whether enforcement by the Director is appropriate and to provide non-financial means to deal with fines for persons facing hardship.

About the Role

SALO's provide practical assistance to Aboriginal communities and individual community members about how to resolve their outstanding court and or infringement obligations.

As the SALO you will work closely with Justice Services and Fines Victoria and you will be responsible for developing and leading regional community engagement activities within the local community areas. You will be working in line with regional action plans, identifying key justice issues for communities and work in partnership with others to address underlying causes and enhance the rights and responsibilities of Aboriginal community members.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide advice, referral and practical assistance to Aboriginal communities and individual community members about how to resolve outstanding infringements, court fines and fines converted to warrants.
  • Build rapport, motivate, and influence community members to effectively engage them in the fine resolution process.

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:

  • 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.

Requirements

A current Drivers' Licence is required.

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.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

 

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.

Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG4

Contact:

Craig Grant on 0418 530 176 | craig.grant@justice.vic.gov.au

Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officer (VPSG4)