Koori Court Officer, Heidelberg 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: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/MC0552
Closing Date: 08-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC0552 PD .doc (Word, 172KB)

MC0552 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 51KB)

Joanne Atkinson on (03) 7004 9802

Position Details

  • Provide support and non legal advice to Aboriginal accused as well as Aboriginal victims of crime coming in contact with the Heidelberg court.
  • Provide advice and report to the Magistrates' and Children's Court and relevant staff, in relation to services and programs that are available to assist Aboriginal accused and/or young person before the Court.
  • Promote and build awareness of the role of the Koori Court within the Aboriginal community and other key government, non-government, community stakeholders and other accountantabilities as viewed in the Key Selection Criteria.

The Koori Court Officer is a specialist role, responsible for a number of administrative, promotional and liaison tasks with the Koori Court. The Koori Court Officer will work within the Koori Court Division of the Magistrates' Court as required.

The Koori Court Officer's role aims to improve the court experience for Koori people and their families. The role will assist the Court in providing a more culturally appropriate response to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in the criminal division through:

  • identifying and maintaining a register of services and programs offered by local service providers
  • educating the Aboriginal community in the operation of the Magistrates' Koori Court
  • maintaining and fostering links between the Magistrates' Court and the Aboriginal community.

The Koori Court Officer will be responsible for providing cultural advice to the Court, assistance to Aboriginal persons before the Koori Court and their families regarding court outcomes and obligations.

The Koori Court Officer must have relationship management skills which are of a high standard to work and build on when collaborating with diverse groups of key stakes such as; Koori clients, Koori families, Elders and Respected Persons (ERPs), Magistrates, Youth Justice Workers, Department of Justice and Regulation-Corrections, Victoria Police Prosecution team, Community Organisations, and Legal Representatives, such as Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS).  

This is a designated position under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. 

If you have the necessary skills and looking to work autonomously, well organised, work with diverse groups of key stakeholders, and make a difference for the Koori community within the justice space, please follow the below application process.  

How to apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.

Applicants should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed on 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.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email micah.roe@courts.vic.gov.au

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