Expression of Interest - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Opportunities

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.

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.

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EOIJUN22
Closing Date: 14-Aug-2022
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Djerami Callope

Position Details

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the Department) wants to continue to grow it's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce to maintain the Departments commitment to deliver stronger career development, supporting clear and accessible employment pathways, and strengthen our already strong partnerships with the Aboriginal community.

The Department strives to be a workplace that is culturally respectful, to recognise and embrace the diversity of Aboriginal cultures. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to support, attract, recruit, and retain all Aboriginal candidates and employees. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a variety of roles. You will be contacted as soon as we have further information on the progress of your application. Your application will also be retained as part of our talent pool for suitable positions in the future.

The opportunities

There is a broad range of opportunities across the department for work in Aboriginal designated/identified roles and non-identified roles, including are some examples below:

  • Prison officer
  • Sheriff's Aboriginal liaison officer
  • Project Officer
  • Senior project officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Case manager
  • Aboriginal Case Manger
  • Clinician
  • Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer

All these roles are vital in providing the best cultural support to Aboriginal people within the justice system, as well as being important in keeping us connected to local community.

You are encouraged to register your interest if you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and have:

  • relevant skills experience to the above roles
  • an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community
  • an appreciation of a range of different cultures and demonstrated ability to support diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

You will be required to upload your current resume and a short cover letter.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the dedicated Aboriginal business partner and Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit for further information.

View our recruitment website for Corrections Victoria here:

View our recruitment website for Youth Justice here:

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.

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