Court Support Services Koori Support Practitioner, Specialist Courts & Programs, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

• Provide frontline client service and non-legal advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander court users.

• Promote engagement between CSS and Koori Community members and Koori stakeholder organisations.

• Opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of a culturally specific team model to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People attending the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC2677
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 05 February 2023 to 30 June 2024
Attachments: MC2677_PD_January 2023.pdf (PDF, 320KB)

Contact: Sophia Erickson on 0407 280 440

Position Details

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority, and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community

About the role

The Koori Support Practitioner supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander court users in a frontline capacity whilst providing advice and support to the broader Court Support Services team to provide a culturally competent service to participants engaged in specialist programs. The Koori Support Practitioner is part of CSV's commitment to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the criminal justice system.

About you

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, and issues impacting on Aboriginal society and culture.

Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively and sensitively with the Aboriginal community. Possess a sound understanding of the principles of cultural safety and demonstrated ability to effect culturally safe practice.

Demonstrated understanding of the interplay of family violence, mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and other complexities in the Specialists Courts and Programs space. Knowledge of court procedures, processes and referral pathways is desirable.

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

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.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 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.

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