Sheriff's Aboriginal Liaison Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/8445
Closing Date: 06-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $66,699 - $80,987
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 8445 Position Description.docx (Word, 125KB)

Contact: Amanda Watkinson on (03) 9094 2480 or 0429 031 405

Position Details

  • Make a difference in the Aboriginal community
  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity with great benefits
  • Sunshine based position

About the role

Sheriff's Aboriginal Liaison Officers (SALOs) work to deliver sound advice between the Aboriginal community and the Sheriff's Office.

SALOs assist in establishing and coordinating services to help Aboriginal community members address their outstanding infringement obligations. As a SALO, you will participate in community building and engagement activities to develop awareness towards Sheriff's duties.

As a SALO, your key duties will include:

  • developing community awareness towards Sheriff's officers and their duties
  • providing advice, referral and practical assistance to the Aboriginal community and individual community members about how to resolve outstanding infringement matters
  • having an understanding of Aboriginal issues and the needs of Aboriginal offenders, and communicating this back to the regional office
  • establishing effective communication networks between Sheriff's officers, local Aboriginal community members and other government and non-government agencies.

The role is based in Sunshine, but you will also be required to travel regularly across Melbourne's western suburbs in order to service your client group.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess a good understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with its members.

Previous experience in case management to assist complex individuals in reaching positive outcomes is also highly desirable.

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.

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

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