Countering Violent Extremism Program Mentor

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20044820
Closing Date: 07-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2025
Attachments: 1. Position Description PDC3573.docx (Word, 342KB)

2. VPS Application Form 20044820.docx (Word, 630KB)

Contact: Acting Senior Sergeant Brooke Ford
(03) 8533 0485 or

Position Details

About the role:

The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Program Mentor role is positioned in the CVE Unit of the Capability Division, Counter Terrorism Command. Reporting to a Sergeant, you will be responsible for the development of engagement plans and delivery of mentor services in close collaboration with CVE Unit Case Managers. As a CVE Program Mentor you will be required to work collaboratively and liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure service delivery is maintained. The CVE Program Mentor position supports Victoria Police's efforts to counter Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE). The CVE Program Mentor position is housed within the CVE Unit, which aims to reduce the risk of individuals becoming or remaining violent extremists and to address the social impacts of violent extremism via:

  • Establishment of a coordinated intervention structure that can best identify and support individuals deemed at risk of radicalisation to violent extremism,
  • Building the resilience of communities to violent extremism,
  • Supporting the diversion of individuals at risk of becoming violent extremists when possible,
  • Rehabilitating and reintegrating violent extremists when possible,
  • Enhancing the capacity of Government and non-Government agencies to support and deliver CVE identification and intervention activities,
  • Developing and maintaining highly coordinated prevention, preparedness and response arrangements in relation to threats and acts of terrorism in Victoria, and
  • Developing programs to prevent terrorism and counter violent extremism in Victoria and lead Victoria Police's agenda and participation in national and international counter terrorism forums.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.


Your duties will include:

  • Planning and delivery of pro-social mentoring to CVE Program clients in the community, in the effort to build client resilience and support disengagement from violent extremism.
  • Proactive identification and engagement with relevant external stakeholders in the delivery of CVE Program mentor services.  
  • Collaboration with CVE Unit Case Managers, CVE Unit Sergeants, CVE Unit Psychologist and other senior team members to deliver services in alignment with established client intervention plans.
  • Coordination and development of stakeholder networks to support of the delivery of CVE Program intervention services.
  • Preparation of case notes, progress reports other written records regarding CVE Program clients in alignment with CVE Unit requirements.
  • Contribution to and/or management of project work in close collaboration with CVE Unit team members.
  • Contribution to relevant policy work when required, including in the development of strategies to address complex issues.
  • Engagement with community organisations and other external stakeholders to build awareness of CVE Program services.
  • Undertaking intrastate travel when required in the delivery of mentor services to CVE Program clients.
  • Undertaking interstate travel when required to deliver of projects, presentations and/other related CVE activities.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively and under direction in a complex environment.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously when required and deliver outcomes in alignment with established plans/timeframes.
  • Proven ability to resolve conflict, build positive relationships and use diplomacy skills effectively.
  • Proven ability to work on complex and strategic projects and implement project outcomes effectively.
  • Proven ability to deliver services consistently, to a high standard.
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and achieve positive outcomes with complex clients/stakeholders.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x fixed term full-time/ part time negotiable positions available to 30 June 2025.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • This position requires shift work as indicated in the Position Description (as attached to the advertisement).
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head. To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.


Applications close midnight, 7 April 2024.


Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 


For further information, please contact: Acting Senior Sergeant Brooke Ford on (03) 8533 0485 or


If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 8082.


About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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