Project Support Officer

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/YJ2145A
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: until June 2024
Attachments: Position Description - Project Support Officer - Youth Justice - YJ2145.pdf (PDF, 202KB)

Contact: Jade Hull
0419 897 362 or

Position Details

  • Support the development of an Aboriginal Intensive Case Management Review model
  • Fixed term opportunity until June 2024, based in Parkville
  • Salary range $88,955 - $100,930 plus superannuation

Exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and strategically minded individual to join Youth Justice.

This is an Aboriginal identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system. The two Youth Justice Custodial Precincts in Victoria are managed by the department. Parkville Youth Justice Precinct is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville, and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne.

The Aboriginal Youth Justice unit is responsible for the design and development of policy, strategy and program responses for young Aboriginal people in contact with or at risk of contact with the Youth Justice system.

What does a Project Support Officer do?

You will engage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to deliver successful project outcomes for the Review Panels including managing and providing advice from the Department's perspective on the logistics and scheduling of concurrent project deliverables including in the lead up to Review Panel meetings. 

This position will also involve:

  • Ensuring efficient quality assurance processes are in place so that practices and procedures are reviewed and improved as each Review Panel meeting takes place.
  • Supporting agreed protocols for the collection and storage of sensitive information and data.
  • Providing key support and secretariat services for all meetings of the Review Panels, Project Control Group and Reference Group including circulating agendas and meeting papers in a timely manner.
  • Providing research support for the Review Panels to assist with a variety of investigations and projects, including the preparation of associated reports and correspondence.

You will be based at the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct though regular regional travel may be required.

What skills should a Project Support Officer have?

  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the members of the Victorian Aboriginal community, understanding both the society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Experience working in a similar project record keeping and minute taking role.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with impact, whereby you are able to build relationships with different units and provide leadership where required.

A qualification or experience in fields related to community programs, youth justice policy, community engagement and partnerships, youth work, community services or health is also desirable.

You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.

For detailed information on the opportunity, please refer to the attached position description or contact Jade Hull on 0419 897 362 or at

What's in it for you?

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.

We have various staff support networks in place including a state-wide Aboriginal Staff Network, Aboriginal Youth Network and regional Aboriginal Staff Networks. These networks assist in developing and retaining Aboriginal staff through peer support, professional and personal development, establishing connections and providing valuable cultural peer support from other Aboriginal staff members.

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close Sunday 30 January.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the position.

Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: there are no Key Selection Criteria (KSC) questions required for this application and you do not need to separately address all of the KSC.


During the COVID-19 pandemic all of 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) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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

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