Team Leader, Koori Family Violence, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

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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/MC0152A
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC0152 PD.doc (Word, 173KB)

MC0152 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 51KB)

Samantha Smith on (03) 7004 9779

Position Details

Provide leadership to the Koori Family Violence team and contribute specialist knowledge across the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

The Koori Family Violence team within the Family Violence Branch leads the development, implementation and evaluation of the court's response to Koori Family Violence. The Koori Family Violence program seeks to respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members accessing the courts by providing: 

  • an integrated and coordinated response to Koori family violence matters (civil and criminal),
  • holistic and culturally appropriate responses for Koori using and affected by family violence accessing the courts,
  • increased safety for victims, children and families,
  • greater awareness of avenues for support including access and referral to therapeutic interventions,
  • increased confidence for community members accessing court services and the justice system more broadly, and
  • the courts with increased knowledge and understanding of issues associated with family violence within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

The Koori Family Violence Team Leader role is responsible for leading the establishment and expansion of the Umalek Balit Program at selected court locations and managing a team of Koori Family Violence Practitioners based at those courts.

Umalek Balit is a court-based Aboriginal family violence program that aims to deliver an integrated response to family violence by providing guidance, non-legal advice and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending the Magistrates' Court for family violence matters (including civil, criminal and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) matters).  The service provides referral to family violence legal and support services to assist clients in dealing with their family violence matters.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other information

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, 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 is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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.


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