Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/DJ3767B
Closing Date: 07-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $65,713 - $79,790
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description DJ3767 Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer.doc (Word, 862KB)

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

Contact: Emelia Senaya on (03) 5220 8395

Position Details

  • Play a key role in the rehabilitation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders
  • Ongoing, full time position
  • Salary range $65,713 - $79,790, plus superannuation

An exciting opportunity to do meaningful work, contribute to the community and work in a dynamic team.

About Us

HM Prison Barwon is a maximum security male prison with a capacity of 478 and is located in Lara.  

About the Role

As the Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer, you will provide ongoing welfare, advocacy and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners, including assisting in the access of appropriate pre and post release programs and entitlements to assist with their reintegration into the community. You will also facilitate Aboriginal cultural events and activities at the prison.

The Department of Justice and Regulation has an established, state-wide Koori Staff Network providing professional development and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori community, with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with its members
  • excellent interpersonal, conflict management, and written and verbal communication skills
  • a high level of integrity and commitment to the rehabilitation of offenders.

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.

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.

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