Koori Project Advisor, Jurisdiction Services

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is an independent statutory body that provides administrative services and facilities to support Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. Within CSV, Jurisdiction Services provides a range of specialist support services to jurisdictions, the Judicial College, and the Judicial Commission including information technology, human resources, finance, asset and facilities management, major projects and compliance. 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 - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ5877C
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ5877 Koori Project Advisor Position Description.doc (Word, 98KB)


DJ5877 Application Form.doc (Word, 103KB)


Contact: Melissa Harrison
(03) 9032 0791

Position Details

Koori Programs and Initiatives (KPI) are based within Jurisdiction Services, in the Office of the Chief Executive and plays an instrumental role on behalf of Court Services Victoria as secretariat to the Victorian Justice Agreement –Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF), engaging all of Court jurisdictions in a response to the Victorian Aboriginal over-representation within the criminal justice system 

KPI has been established to support cultural programs and policy development, to implement and evaluate programs across all jurisdictions of courts and tribunals to lend support in improving service models and data collection. The workload of KPI is part determined by actions arising from the AJF, directive from the Courts Koori Reference Group and the Koori Portfolio Committee, working to address key gaps and limitations across Court Services Victoria (CSV) that will reduce the over representation, for example improving data collection across all jurisdictions.  KPI provides cultural advice to the jurisdictions across a range of areas, particularly to the development and implementation of jurisdictional Koori Inclusion Action Plans (KIAP).  KPI oversees the Koori Employment Policy, performing a Koori Human Resource advisory role and is privy to sensitive information that must be managed with sensitivity and confidentiality. 

The Koori Project Advisor is responsible for supporting the manager to develop and implement a range of strategic initiatives that increase positive engagement with Victorian Koori communities and other stakeholders to deliver effective court initiatives. This includes providing advice and guidance to staff within Victoria's Courts and Tribunals about working and consulting with the Koori Community, key project include the development and implementation of the Cultural debriefing model, data collections monitoring ,secretariat to key committees and cultural support to Koori initiatives across CSV.KPI is currently supporting Courts and Tribunals to establish initiatives for AJA 4 with a primary focus on business planning and funding bids – an instrumental part of this role is engagement with the Koori community and therefore required occasional statewide travel.

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  Melissa Harrison on (03) 9032 0791.

Applications close Monday 22 January 2018 


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