Rostering and Attendance Support Officer x3

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are 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.

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Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: South West - Victoria
Reference: VG/RASO
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS2 - Rostering and Attendance Support Officer.pdf (PDF, 261KB)

Contact: Eva Campagna
0406527254 or

Position Details

  • Join Victoria's new ground-breaking youth justice centre near Werribee
  • Ensure consistent running of the precinct to support the programs and services designed to improve opportunities of young people 
  • Utilise your strong systems acumen to ensure effective rostering across the facility is maintained
  • Make our community safer by helping children and young people build better futures for themselves at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.

Create Change from the Inside Out

The young people we work with can make remarkable changes in their lives. For many, those changes will begin at the new state-of-the-art Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct (Cherry Creek). 

The facility will offer innovative services aimed at reducing reoffending and giving young people the skills to make the most of their lives when they return to the community. 

Doing this work well will make our state a safer place to live. 

Be part of the change you want to see, join the workforce at Cherry Creek.

The opportunity

  • Three positions currently available
  • VPS2 role, earning $55,439 - $71,194 plus super
  • Enable your technical acumen for managing rostering and reporting systems
  • Build on relationships to effectively maintain a stable workforce

The Rostering and Attendance Support Officer's prepare and maintain the staffing roster daily, filling staff shortages created due to unplanned leave, sick or annual leave and no shows.  In addition, the maintenance of accurate confidential records and provision of accurate data reports will be critical. 

Initially working standard business hours, this role is expected to work a rotating roster, including weekend work, once the facility is operational in the first half of 2023.

To be successful in the role, you will: 

  • Enjoy a challenge to manage the necessary “call to action” of staff to backfill shifts.
  • Thrive working within a team to ensure quality compliance to rostering procedures and practices are maintained.
  • Be skilled using payroll and rostering systems and MS Office
  • Maintain a high level of organising and planning skills to manage unforeseen problems as they arise.

Training will be provided in specific payroll and rostering systems. 

For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team members, please read the job description document attached.

Cherry Creek: Building better futures 

Cherry Creek reimagines what a custodial facility can be. 

Set in a picturesque part of Victoria, Cherry Creek is a safe and secure place where young people can work on getting their lives back on track. Their efforts are supported by programs and services backed by world-leading research on rehabilitation.

We want young people to return home with the confidence that they can thrive in their own communities, so the facility is designed to represent a familiar, real-world environment. Instead of larger dormitory-style accommodation, young people at Cherry Creek sleep in smaller four-bed and eight-bed units across different neighbourhoods.

Some of Cherry Creek's other design features include:

  • Enhanced health, mental health and drug and alcohol support, including a dedicated health centre and two mental health units for young people.
  • Purpose-built buildings to deliver programs and education, a recreational centre, and vocational training campus for trade-specific courses.
  • A spiritual and cultural space, for cultural and faith-based programs, including gardens and a yarning circle.
  • Energy-efficient design throughout the precinct, including the use of many recycled materials.
  • Age-appropriate and culturally sensitive accommodation and learning environments.
  • Modern and spacious staff facilities with views of the You Yangs mountain range
  • Access to on-site parking and staff gym 

Applications close Saturday 10 December 2022

Apply now! 

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email  

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.  

Important information 

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff.  No face-to-face contact is required, and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us.  

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.  

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:  

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


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. 



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