Senior Coordinator Community Projects

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DJ9276A
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ9276 Senior Coordinator, Community Projects - Planning and Service Integration.docx (Word, 760KB)

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

Contact: Laura Praeger on 0428 281 765

Position Details

  • Exposure to a wide range of stakeholders across the department
  • Identify and pursue innovative service delivery approaches
  • VPS Grade 5 position, full-time, ongoing (North West metro area)

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Coordinator, Community Projects on an ongoing basis in the North West Metropolitan Area.

The Department of Justice and Regulation's Regional Service Network is responsible for coordinating frontline operations across four service areas and (eight) regions, engaging local communities in the delivery of responsive and inclusive Justice services. The North West Metropolitan Area (NWMA) operates four of the 11 publicly operated prison facilities in Victoria and has a significant client load in Community Correctional Services, including parolees and sex offenders. Communities within the NWMA are under significant stress for a variety of reasons, notably 'hotspots' of offending behaviour and issues associated with 'growth' corridors in Wyndham, Melton, Hume and Whittlesea.

The Senior Coordinator works within the Area's Planning and Service Integration portfolio to improve the responsiveness of Justice services in North and West Metropolitan Melbourne.  The position develops and maintains key internal and external stakeholder relationships to ensure the continuous improvement of justice services delivered to community.

The position works collaboratively across the Planning and Service Integration portfolio as well as across program areas in the Region to assist in the identification of emerging needs, and the development of strategic, innovative responses that effectively address justice issues and supports the integration and operations of program areas.

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

  • An understanding and awareness of the drivers of the justice, health and human services systems and client groups using them.
  • The development and implementation of stakeholder initiatives, creating lasting relationships with stakeholder groups, and partners/ stakeholders to broker shared solutions in new areas.
  • A qualification in community services would be highly desirable.

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

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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