Manager, Programs and Implementation

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG6.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ3664_JAN
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $149,025 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - DJ3664 - Manager Programs and Implementation.docx (Word, 541KB)


Contact: Krystal Henderson
Krystal.Henderson@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team with varied capabilities and oversee the development and implementation of community led AJA projects, programs, and initiatives.
  • Ongoing opportunity to join the Koori Justice Unit.
  • VPS Grade 6.2: $149,025 - $170,579 plus superannuation.

 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Manager, Programs and Implementation to provide a critical role within the Koori Justice Unit.

 

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.

 

About us

The Koori Justice Unit (KJU) is a unit within the Aboriginal Justice Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), which has been established to help realise a clear vision of a fair and accessible justice system for Aboriginal people.

The KJU is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement - Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja - currently in its fourth phase (AJA4), in partnership with the Aboriginal community and Victorian government, in line with realising Aboriginal self-determination.

The AJA has established extensive Government and Community networks through the Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF), Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Network (RAJAC) and the Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees (LAJAC) and uses them to effectively deliver initiatives including early intervention and prevention programs, diversion initiatives, and rehabilitation and reintegration support.

 

About the role

As the Manager of the Programs and Implementation team, the role will provide strategic leadership to the development and implementation of self-determining, community led programs and key initiatives arising from the AJA. You will oversee the end-to-end management of key initiatives and programs between the Program Implementation and Community Grants Teams.  This role will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team with varied capabilities while applying resources to build capacity (in ACCOS and KJU) to measure outcomes of AJA funded programs through reflective practice and continuous improvement.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead and oversee the project management, implementation and monitoring of key AJA programs, projects and initiatives to meet AJA outcomes.
  • Provide high level strategic advice to the Director and management team across the Koori Justice Unit to inform strategic planning and decision-making process
  • Promote the role of data and evidence to inform accountability, service design and continuous improvement.
  • Lead capacity building of Aboriginal organisations delivering justice programs to facilitate a move towards outcomes focussed management and reporting.
  • Promote program development, implementation, and operation of the AJA, through the Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee Networks, project working groups, and through the development of strategic initiatives.
  • Support the KJU to lead the development of AJA5, including project planning, supporting governance groups, facilitating workshops, and supporting Ministers and the Aboriginal Justice Caucus' engagement in this process.

 

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to Aboriginal Victorians.
  • Strong knowledge of, and demonstrated experience, working with Aboriginal communities and advisory groups, including sophisticated and culturally aware stakeholder engagement.
  • Excellent experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to identify, develop and implement new policies, programs and initiatives.

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


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