Aboriginal Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Melbourne

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/7192-JAN23
Closing Date: 09-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $82,101 - $88,336
Job Duration: Fixed Term, Full Time
Attachments: Position Description [CCP3] - 7192 - Aboriginal Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Melbourne - Fixed Term, Full Time - January 2023.docx (Word, 535KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Eva Kafkalas – A/Manager, Court Practice
0417 151 107

Position Details

  • Full-time, fixed term position to January 2024 based in the Melbourne CBD
  • Competitive salary plus employee benefits offered
  • Provide a dual specialist function in CCS service provision at the Courts

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.

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) contributes to the safety of the community by applying practices that reduce reoffending and connecting offenders to programs, services and community. CCS provides management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole.   

Corrections and Justice Services is committed to the delivery of responsive and culturally appropriate services that meet the objectives of the Aboriginal Justice Agreements to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people within the Criminal Justice System through the provision of correctional supports and services that reduce the risk of reoffending. 

About the role

The Aboriginal Court Assessment & Prosecutions Service (CAPS) Officer position provides a dual specialist function in CCS service provision at the Courts. As a CAPS Officer the position is responsible for supporting the operation of the Court Assessment and Prosecutions Service (CAPS), including providing high quality evidence-based advice to the Koori Court division of the Magistrates' and County Courts to assist in the sentencing process. Aboriginal CAPS Officers will also be required to work within mainstream court divisions of the Magistrates' and County Courts when the Koori Court division is not sitting. 

The position may also provide support to Aboriginal participants involved in the Melbourne Drug Court. This includes suitability assessment for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders (DATO) and provision of case management support to Aboriginal program participants. 

You will be required to adhere to local or regional rostering arrangements and other staffing management practices as directed. 

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.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide human services in needs assessment, development of interventions and provision of case management.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of court processes, prosecutions or related areas (desirable).

For more details regarding these positions, please contact:

  • Eva Kafkalas – A/Manager, Court Practice on 0417 151 107

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.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate with three doses registered (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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.

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