CALD Liaison Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please contact the contact person listed on this advertisement.

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: YJW2
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/1332782
Closing Date: 30-May-2018
Salary Range: $65,713 - $75,568
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Position Description - YJW2 - CALD Liaison Officer .doc (Word, 873KB)

Monica Tulloch, A/General Manager, 0401 141 371

Position Details

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  • Full time, ongoing opportunity available at Parkville & Malmsbury
  • Salary range $65,713 – $75,568 plus superannuation
  • Engage with culturally and linguistically diverse youth in youth justice custodial services

About us

The Department of Justice and Regulation's Youth Justice Division is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system and for providing strategic advice and delivering strategic outcomes to address youth crime and reduce offending.

Youth Justice Custodial Services is responsible for managing the two Youth Justice Custodial Precincts in Victoria. Parkville Youth Justice Precinct comprises two youth justice centres and is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville. Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct comprises two youth justice centres and is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne. Youth justice custodial centres accommodate young people aged 10-18 years who have been remanded or sentenced by the Criminal Division of the Children's Court, and some 18-21 year olds sentenced by Adult Courts to a youth justice custodial centre.

Youth Justice Custodial Services aim to engage young people in change by addressing their offending behaviour and equipping them with the skills required for positive community participation, within a safe and secure environment.


About the role

CALD Liaison Officers are responsible for actively engaging and working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people during their time in custody.  With an initial focus on young people from over-represented communities such Maori and Pacific Islander and Sub-Saharan African communities, CALD Liaison Officers are responsible for ensuring all young people in custody are managed in a culturally appropriate manner and that adequate cultural support is provided.

This includes delivering culturally appropriate programs designed to engage CALD young people in prosocial activities designed to increase their engagement in services and programs designed to address their criminogenic and other needs.

The CALD Liaison Officer roles will require participation on a weekly rotating standby/on-call roster.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the existing and emerging culturally, linguistically and faith diverse communities, including the societal and cultural impacts.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a broad cross-section of cultures and faith diverse communities.

A current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment. Additionally, a current full driver's license is required as travel to other offices within the Department may be required.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.


Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, 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.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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