Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officer
- Location: Hume Region - Negotiable
- Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Provide practical assistance to the Aboriginal community about how to resolve infringement obligations
- Ongoing Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
- VPS Grade 4: $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation.
- Located in Hume
This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
About the Business Unit
Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officers (SALO's) are based in regional offices, working within Justice Services and in collaboration with program areas, including the the Enforcement and Support Services (ESS) branch and communities to deliver justice services that are efficient, effective and integrated around community and client needs.
The Enforcement and Support Services (ESS) branch is responsible for exercising powers on behalf of the Director Fines Victoria in relation to unpaid fines in order to encourage payment of fines, also to review whether enforcement by the Director is appropriate and to provide non-financial means to deal with fines for persons facing hardship.
About the Role
SALO's provide practical assistance to Aboriginal communities and individual community members about how to resolve their outstanding court and or infringement obligations.
As the SALO you will work closely with Justice Services and Fines Victoria and you will be responsible for developing and leading regional community engagement activities within the local community areas. You will be working in line with regional action plans, identifying key justice issues for communities and work in partnership with others to address underlying causes and enhance the rights and responsibilities of Aboriginal community members.
Some of your duties will include:
- Provide advice, referral and practical assistance to Aboriginal communities and individual community members about how to resolve outstanding infringements, court fines and fines converted to warrants.
- Build rapport, motivate, and influence community members to effectively engage them in the fine resolution process.
To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
- A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community.
A current Drivers' Licence is required.
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 .
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.
|Location:||Hume Region - Negotiable|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander|
|Salary Range:||$91,418 - $103,725|
|Application Close Date:||01-Oct-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description -Sheriff Aboriginal Liaison Officer - 25 August 2023.docx (Word, 177KB)
Belinda Kristensen on 0429 384 307