Koori Court Officer, LaTrobe Valley Magistrates' Court, Magistrates' Court of Victoria
- Location: Gippsland - Latrobe Valley
- Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Work Type: Fixed term - full time
About this role
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 Court Officer will be responsible for providing cultural advice to the Court and assistance to Koori/Aboriginal persons and their families coming before the Magistrates Court/Koori Court regarding court obligations and outcomes.
The role will assist the Court in providing a more culturally appropriate response through:
- Supporting the Koori/Aboriginal community in understanding and gaining knowledge of the operations and procedures of the Magistrates Court and Koori Court
- Maintaining a register of service and support programs
- Supporting referral processes to foster and maintain links between the Magistrates' Court and the Aboriginal community to assist clients to meet rehabilitation and court outcomes.
The Koori Court Officer must have client support/relationship management skills which are of a high standard to work and build on when collaborating with diverse groups of key stakeholders such as; Koori/Aboriginal clients, Koori/Aboriginal families, Elders and Respected Persons (ERPs), Magistrates, Youth Justice Workers, Department of Justice and RegulationCorrections, Victoria Police Prosecution team, Community Organisations, and Legal Representatives, such as Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS), Victorian Legal Aide (VLA) and other.
For more details of the role please refer to the position description.
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/Aboriginal community within the justice space, please follow the below application process.
How to apply
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- a short covering letter
- Responses to the screening/key selection questions in the online 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.
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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, 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.
|Location:||Gippsland - Latrobe Valley|
|Work Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Job Function:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander|
|Salary Range:||$73,842 - $89,661|
|Job Duration:||until 19 June 2024|
|Application Close Date:||07-Jun-2023|
|Attachments:|| MC1977_PD.pdf (PDF, 259KB)
Casey Atkinson on 0419 646 256