Project Officer, Victorian Suicide Register

The Coroners Court of Victoria is a specialist court established to investigate certain types of deaths and fires. The purpose of these investigations is to consider ways that similar deaths and fires may be prevented in the future. For more information visit www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CS023
Closing Date: 29-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $50,077 - $64,307
Job Duration: 0.6
Attachments: CS023 - Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 104KB)


CS023 Position Description.doc (Word, 71KB)


Contact: Ciara Millar
(03) 8688 0797

Position Details

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) was established on 1 November 2009 with the introduction of the Coroners Act 2008 (Vic). The Court is led by the State Coroner of Victoria.

The CCOV is an inquisitorial jurisdiction. Its role is to conduct an independent investigation into reportable deaths and fires, for the purpose of finding the cause of those deaths and fires. By its work, the CCOV contributes to the reduction of the number of preventable deaths and fires, the promotion of public health and safety and the administration of justice. 

Having determined that a death is either a reportable or reviewable death , the coroner's investigation seeks to establish the facts to ascertain, if possible, the identity of the person who died, the medical cause of death and the circumstances in which the death occurred.  A coroner will also investigate some fires. 

The coronial jurisdiction is a sensitive, demanding and confronting environment that attracts significant public scrutiny. CCOV staff are required to be responsive to a culturally diverse Victorian community and be prepared to engage effectively with clients in an emotional and distressed state. CCOV staff are required to have sufficient emotional maturity to manage exposure to material that may be graphic and disturbing. In relation to the work undertaken, adherence to the highest levels of confidentiality is a mandatory requirement. 

Employees working at the CCOV may be exposed to challenging and/or confronting material and experiences. As the employer, Court Services Victoria (CSV) takes steps to minimise the impact and provides support mechanisms to all employees. 

CSV embraces diversity amongst its staff and welcomes applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. 

The Coroners Prevention Unit (CPU) provides support to Coroners with their prevention mandate to improve public health and safety. The role of Project Officer positioned within the CPU is to review documentation of suspected suicides in Victoria and record a range of information in the Victorian Suicide Register, a CCOV database developed to inform suicide prevention recommendations.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume       

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact  Ciara Millar on (03) 9xxx.

Applications close Sunday 29 April 2018 


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