Community Recovery Facilitator - Loddon Mallee

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Loddon Mallee Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/1800838-JUNE
Closing Date: 15-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: 30 June 2025
Attachments: PD - VPS6 - Community Recovery Facilitator .docx (Word, 545KB)


Contact: Louise Mitchell
0437 781 073 or louise.mitchell@erv.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Community Recovery Facilitator, Loddon Mallee (within Emergency Management)
  • Full time, Fixed term until 30 June 2025
  • Attractive VPS 6 salary between $130,673 - $174,869 + superannuation

Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities delivered through Emergency Management Victoria, Emergency Recovery Victoria, Sector Performance and Reform and emergency management statutory entities and offices. The work of the group supports the emergency management sector to work together and to strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, government, agencies and business to achieve our shared vision of safer and more resilient communities and to rebuild and recover after an emergency.

Emergency Recovery Victoria 

Emergency Recovery Victoria (ERV) is responsible for state and regional coordination for all emergencies to help communities build back better and emerge stronger. ERV is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Working directly with impacted communities, all levels of government, agencies and industry, ERV coordinates real, effective and timely support that communities need to recover after a major emergency. As well as providing strategic leadership on whole-of-government recovery activities and delivering state recovery outcomes, ERV supports locally led recovery efforts through support of councils in ensuring that community is at the centre of recovery. 

The Regional Recovery Coordination, Operations and Programs Division under ERV has established three operational teams as follows:

  • Regional Recovery East - Hume, Eastern Metro, South East Metro and Gippsland
  • Regional Recovery West - Loddon Mallee, North West Metro, Barwon South West and Grampians
  • Recovery Programs Coordination and Delivery - responsible for the establishment and delivery of recovery programs at a state, regional and local level.

What will the role do?

The Community Recovery Facilitator is part of a regional team that leads ERV's place-based recovery with local government, community recovery committees and other key community groups and organisations at place. This role will ensure local operations and programs are designed and effectively delivered to Victorian communities who have been affected by disaster.

This role will lead community engagement and provide support in the region. The Community Recovery Facilitator supports recovery priorities and transition in the region to ensure the recovery services provided are integrated in a timely manner and are tailored to the needs of the community.

Key tasks include:

  • Support local government to lead local recovery, including by providing support and advice on the operation and activities of community recovery committees and other key community groups and organisations with a role in recovery.
  • Ensure community recovery operations are delivered in a high quality, up-to-date and accurate manner through  customer- focuse and alignment to ERV's recovery framework.

Please refer to the position description for more detailed accountabilities.

What skills and knowledge should the Community Recovery Facilitator have?

You will have proven disaster recovery experience, strong relationship management skills and a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and ensuring the highest standards of performance and integrity are achieved. This is a key community-facing role that will build genuine partnerships between all levels of government and communities.

  • An understanding of government processes is desirable
  • A Victorian Driver's licence is required for the role
  • A relevant qualification and at least 5 years of sector experience is desirable

If you have any queries, please contact Louise Mitchell, Regional Recovery Manager, via louise.mitchell@erv.vic.gov.au, 0437 781 073.

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Monday 15 July.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

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.

  • 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.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


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