Koori Court Officer, Bairnsdale Magistrates' Court

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Gippsland - South Gippsland
Reference: VG/MC2080A
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2019 Koori Court Officer Bairnsdale PD.doc (Word, 169KB)

MC2080 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 51KB)

(03) 700 498 03

Position Details

The position of Koori Court Officer is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

The aim of the Koori Court Officer is to assist in reducing the issue of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Victorian justice system by working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients when they enter the court system. In addition, the service assists Aboriginal people to maximise their chances of rehabilitation through culturally appropriate and sensitive intervention. Details of the purpose of this surface are outlined in the position description.

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:

  • resume
  • a short covering letter
  • 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.

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 wayne.mcewen@courts.vic.gov.au.

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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