Aboriginal Professional Practice Adviser - Loddon Mallee

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP4
Work Location: North West Victoria
Reference: VG/APPA_LMR
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725
Job Duration: 24 Months
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - Aboriginal Professional Practice Adviser - July 2023 - LMR.docx (Word, 542KB)

Contact: Penny Swanson on 0409 516 270

Position Details

  • Fixed term, full time role for 24 months based in the Loddon Mallee region in Victoria's north west
  • Engage with the Loddon Mallee region Aboriginal Community
  • Salary range: $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures' of Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

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 (CJS) understands that to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system and to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending, unique strategies and initiatives must be implemented.

Through its long-standing commitment to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, the Koori Inclusion Action Plan and in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, CJS has developed this unique Aboriginal Practice Adviser role.

About the role

As the Aboriginal Professional Practice Adviser you will undertake regular monitoring of regional performance and contribute to the formation of policy and procedures that strengthen culturally appropriate case practice. The role will support regional specific workforce development initiatives with connecting Aboriginal clients to supports and services.

Based in the Loddon Mallee region, this role supports and develops case management staff to enhance their ability to provide culturally appropriate practice; whilst increasing knowledge of Aboriginal culture and building cultural capacity across all CCS positions. This includes guiding CCS staff to improve connectedness to programs and cultural supports for Aboriginal clients.

This role will require the successful candidate to frequently travel to all office locations within the Loddon Mallee Region as required. (Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill and Mildura).

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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of culturally safe and supportive case management practices for Aboriginal clients, using these skills to influence case management practice to reduce risk and maximise individual outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and work effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.

No relevant tertiary qualification is required but experience in dealing with the complex needs of Aboriginal people and community in complex environments and other relevant experience is desired.

For more details regarding these positions, please contact:

  • Penny Swanson – Regional General Manager, Loddon Mallee Region on 0409 516 270.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, 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 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. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information or email aboriginalworkforce@justice.vic.gov.au

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