Senior Projects Officer, Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam | Melbourne - CBD

Senior Projects Officer, Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam

Application Close Date: 12-Jul-2020
Melbourne - CBD
Position Type:
Ongoing - Flexible
$98,396 - $119,052
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  • Salary range: VPS5 $98,396 - $119,052 (plus superannuation)
  • Be part of a strong cultural, supportive and collaborative team supporting Aboriginal people in the correctional system
  • Ongoing, flexible role based in Melbourne CBD

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Projects Officer on an ongoing basis in the Naalamba Ganbu and Nerrlinggu Yilam (Cultural Integrity and Resilience Unit), Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch.

About us

The Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam* (Yilam) is responsible for leading the design, development, implementation and monitoring of Corrections Victoria (CV) policies, programs and services aimed at reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people within the Victorian correctional system.

About the role

As Senior Projects Officer in the Yilam, this is your opportunity to use your skills and experience to support Aboriginal people in the correctional system by driving and implementing necessary change while implementing programs and services that will meet their needs. You will also identify and respond to systemic issues that impact on Aboriginal people's ability to meaningfully engage in correctional and cultural responsive pathways.

  • Identify and respond to emerging program and service delivery issues across prisons and community corrections as they relate to Aboriginal persons.
  • Actively participate in ongoing service and quality improvements, informing relevant Corrections staff to ensure ongoing alignment with service standards, understanding issues impacting upon Aboriginal prisoners and offenders.
  • Prepare high-level reports and briefings to senior management that may involve integrating information from a variety of sources with direction.
  • Coordinate and maintain effective relationships with relevant working parties, key internal and external stakeholders including Aboriginal community organisations towards the promotion and development of integrated service responses, service delivery to the rehabilitation of Aboriginal prisoners and offenders.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the issues impacting on it
  • ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal community
  • knowledge and understanding of the interface between Aboriginal issues and Government and service priorities.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit for further information.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of 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.

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