Senior Assessor

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VARIOUS-JUNE
Closing Date: 18-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Assessor VPS5 (FAS) PD.docx (Word, 516KB)


Contact: Sebastian Roberts
fas.reform@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Lead a team of FAS Assessors, supporting and guiding them to deliver quality decision making in a timely and trauma informed way.
  • Ongoing positions
  • VPS5: $106,534 – 128,897 + superannuation 

The Department of Justice and Community Safety are seeking Senior Assessors to join the new Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Scheme, to consider and approve complex FAS applications and payments.

About the Business Unit

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a major new initiative for victims of crime. The FAS is a landmark reform that will replace the judicially based Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal with an administrative scheme that prioritises the needs of victims and supports their recovery from violent crime.

The FAS is highly anticipated by victims and stakeholders and represents a major leap forward in the Victorian Government's response to victims of crime. Established under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance Scheme) Act 2022 the FAS will provide financial assistance through a simple and easy to navigate process that is fair, sensitive, and responsive to victims' needs. It will acknowledge harm done and be trauma informed, with a priority focus on being inclusive and culturally safe.

Reporting to the FAS Assessment Manager you will be responsible for leading a team of assessors and making determination on complex applications as per the Act, established policy, guidelines, and procedures.

About the Role

Duties will include:

  • Lead a team of FAS Assessors, supporting and guiding them to deliver quality decision making in a timely and trauma informed way.
  • Analyse, assess and decide complex applications and payments as per the Act, and decide upon complex applications that may partially fall outside of established policy, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Undertake reviews of FAS decisions in accordance with the Act.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Significant experience in management of small teams with complex decision-making functions, preferably in a government environment.
  • Specialist knowledge of risk factors for family violence and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework
  • Experience working with victim/survivors of family violence, sexual assault, or other violent acts victims of crime.

Qualifications 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in fields related to community and social services, social policy, social work, law, or public administration is essential.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Encouraging Diversity

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.

We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, and people living in rural and regional Victoria. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQA+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less. If you identify as any of the aforementioned, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process. Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand the impact of our work.

We often receive feedback to ensure the role of open to people living in remote communities/rurally so where possible the ad text should include that meetings are held in person at Melbourne CBD location and on-line or to that extent.


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