Koori Employment Advisor

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/_DJ3201
Closing Date: 05-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description DJ3201 Koori Employment Advisor.doc (Word, 863KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Gavin Somers on (03) 8684 1753

Position Details

  • Work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff across the department and the Victorian Koori community
  • Fixed-term position for 12 months based in the Melbourne CBD
  • Salary range $79,955 - $90,716 plus superannuation

As the Koori Employment Advisor, you will coordinate and promote a range of specific Koori employment and career development programs under the department's Koori Employment and Career Strategy. You will coordinate the department's Koori Tertiary Scholarship Program, Koori Youth Employment Scheme (YES) traineeship program, the Koori Mentoring Program, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme. In addition, you will be responsible for supporting the department's Koori staff networks such as the Koori Youth Network, to support the retention and career development of the department's Koori employees.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting on it
  • the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori community
  • practical experience in at least one employment related area, such as recruitment, learning and development, or generalist human resources
  • excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

This is an Aboriginal identified position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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