Family Violence Judicial Support Officer, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria’s vision is to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community. Operating at 51 locations across the state, the court has a broad and diverse jurisdiction. For more information www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal the Judicial College of Victoria (excluding judicial officers) and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. 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: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC0001A
Closing Date: 21-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC0001 - Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 102KB)


MC0001 Position Description - Family Violence Judicial Support Officer.doc (Word, 97KB)


Contact: Lisa Eldridge
(03) 9032 0952

Position Details

Reporting to the Manager, Family Violence Programs and Initiatives (FVPI) the Judicial Support Officer (JSO) works as part of the FVPI unit within MCV, which aims to deliver service excellence and strengthen the family violence processes in the Magistrates' Court.   

The JSO provides a range of supports to the Family Violence Supervising Magistrates and the FVPIU to enable an effective and timely contribution to the Court's response to Family Violence. 

In this role you will:

  • Provide administrative assistance and support, including but not limited to, preparing for meetings, taking and preparing minutes of meetings, meeting organisation, filing, and diary management.
  • Develop and organise materials for magistrate's induction and other professional development activities including, but not limited to, speeches, papers, articles, training materials, presentations, case summaries and manuals
  • Prepare key communication tools and presentations for the Family Violence Supervising Magistrates.
  • Prepare high level correspondence, reports, discussion papers and briefing material in relation to a range of sensitive, strategic and complex issues.
  • Working closely with the FVPIU and keeping abreast of the MCV Family Violence reform agenda to support the Family Violence Supervising Magistrates. 

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • A completed law degree
  • Sound ability to use writing and design skills to explain concepts in an accessible manner that enables the development of speeches, minutes of meetings and effective presentations.
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheets and the design of presentations.
  • Sound understanding of Victoria's integrated approach to Family Violence 

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

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  Lisa Eldridge on (03) 9032 0952.

Applications close Monday 21 August 2017


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