Executive Officer, Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Hume Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/1595478
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Krystal Henderson - 0428 834 809

Position Details

  • Ongoing full-time opportunity
  • Salary between $102,637 - $124,183 + superannuation
  • Key role in providing support and the effective operation of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee

About Us

The Aboriginal Justice Agreement has established extensive Government and Community networks through the Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF), Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Network (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees (LAJAC) and uses them to effectively deliver initiatives including early intervention and prevention programs, diversion initiatives, and rehabilitation and reintegration support.

About the Role

In the role of Executive Officer, Hume Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, you will support the effective operation of the Hume Regional Aboriginal Advisory Committee (RAJAC) and ensure the active participation and engagement of the Aboriginal community in the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA).

You will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of supportive linkages between justice agencies and community organisations, providing policy advice, implementing the Regional Justice Plan, providing secretariat services to the Hume RAJAC as well as promotion of all AJA initiatives within the region. You will provide strategic and high-level advice to members of the Executive Management Team at the regional level.

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 you

  • Provide key support, secretariat services and advice to the RAJAC including the preparation of meeting papers, agenda, venue, catering and minute taking.
  • Maintain regular contact with the Chairperson Hume RAJAC to uphold the partnership and implementation of AJA4.
  • Attend, participate and support the Hume RAJAC Chairperson's participation in AJA related activities including the Aboriginal Justice Forum, Koori Caucus and Koori Reference Groups.
  • Actively promote the Aboriginal Justice Agreement and RAJAC Implementation funding grants Community Grants Programs in the region.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Koori community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the Koori community.

We will be holding a live information session on 2 February 2022 from 4:30pm - 5:15pm.  If you would like to learn more or ask any questions, please click here to register to attend. 

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.

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 aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Important 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.

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

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