Senior Projects Officer, Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ0636A
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ0636 - Senior Projects Officer, Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam - PD.docx (Word, 757KB)

Contact: Erin Rose - (03) 8684 6932

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity - ($98,396 - $119,052 plus superannuation)
  • This role will focus on designing, developing and implementing programs and services to support Aboriginal people in Victoria's correctional system
  • Lead the provision of strong and effective cultural advice
  • Be part of a strong cultural, supportive and collaborative team

 An exciting opportunity exists for an ongoing (full-time or part-time), Senior Projects Officer, in the Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam (Cultural Integrity and Resilience Unit), Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch.

The Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam (Yilam) is responsible for leading the design, development, implementation and monitoring of Corrections Victoria (CV) policies, programs and services aimed at reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people within the Victorian correctional system. The Yilam seeks to do this by working in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, related agencies, and CV staff to understand the needs of Aboriginal people in the correctional system to ensure effective policies, programs and services are in place. The Yilam's motto is Our People, Our Priority, Our Pride. The Yilam sits within the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch of the Offender Management Division.  

As Senior Project Officer in the Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam, this is your opportunity to use your skills and experience to support Aboriginal people in the correctional system by leading necessary change through designing, developing and implementing programs and services that will meet their needs. You will lead the identification and response to systemic issues that impact on Aboriginal people's ability to meaningfully engage in correctional and cultural responsive pathways.

You will be expected to lead and perform at a high level, while being a part of a strong cultural, supportive and collaborative team where culture and its principles is central in all the work that we do.  You will also be provided opportunities to engage in the Department of Justice and Community Safety Koori Staff Network activities including the annual state-wide Koori Staff Network Conference and supported culturally and professionally to achieve your career aspirations.  If you are passionate about leading effective change and supporting Aboriginal people in the correctional system, then this job is for you.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

•   A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.

•   A demonstrated ability to communicate competently and sensitively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal community.

•   Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system (if acquired knowledge an understanding of CV).

•   Demonstrated experience in the design and development of policy and/or programs for Aboriginal people and communities.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

Applications Close Tuesday 28 January 2020.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of 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 Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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