Aboriginal Professional Practice Adviser - South East Metro
- Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Fixed term - full time
About this role
- Fixed term, full time role for 24 months based in the South East Metropolitan Area
- Engage with the local Aboriginal Community
- Salary range: $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation
This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures' of Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
Community Correctional Services (CCS) contributes to the safety of the community by applying practices that reduce reoffending and connecting offenders to programs, services and community. CCS provides management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole.
Corrections and Justice Services (CJS) understands that to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system and to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending, unique strategies and initiatives must be implemented.
Through its long-standing commitment to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, the Koori Inclusion Action Plan and in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, CJS has developed this unique Aboriginal Practice Adviser role.
About the role
As the Aboriginal Professional Practice Adviser you will undertake regular monitoring of regional performance and contribute to the formation of policy and procedures that strengthen culturally appropriate case practice. The role will support regional specific workforce development initiatives with connecting Aboriginal clients to supports and services.
Based in the south eastern suburbs, this role supports and develops case management staff to enhance their ability to provide culturally appropriate practice; whilst increasing knowledge of Aboriginal culture and building cultural capacity across all CCS positions. This includes guiding CCS staff to improve connectedness to programs and cultural supports for Aboriginal clients.
This role will require the successful candidate to frequently travel to all office locations within the South East Metropolitan Area as required.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting it.
- Demonstrated knowledge of culturally safe and supportive case management practices for Aboriginal clients, using these skills to influence case management practice to reduce risk and maximise individual outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and work effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
No relevant tertiary qualification is required but experience in dealing with the complex needs of Aboriginal people and community in complex environments and other relevant experience is desired.
For more details regarding these positions, please contact:
- John Insana – Regional General Manager, South East Metro Area on 0438 391 216.
Why work with us?
At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.
We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.
We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.
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.
Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Workforce unit throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Location:||Melbourne - Southern Metro|
|Work Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$91,418 - $103,725|
|Job Duration:||24 Months|
|Application Close Date:||01-Oct-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - (CCP4) - Aboriginal Professional Practice Adviser - July 2023 - SEMR.docx (Word, 542KB)
John Insana on 0438 391 216