About the role The Koori Court Officer role is essential to assist in reducing the issue of over-representation of Aboriginal people in the Victorian justice system by working with Aboriginal clients when they enter the court system. In addition, the service helps Aboriginal people to maximise their chances of rehabilitation through culturally appropriate and sensitive... read more on Shortlisted Jobs | Australia
About the role
The Koori Court Officer role is essential to assist in reducing the issue of over-representation of Aboriginal people in the Victorian justice system by working with Aboriginal clients when they enter the court system. In addition, the service helps Aboriginal people to maximise their chances of rehabilitation through culturally appropriate and sensitive intervention.
The Koori Court Officer will:
* Assist and advise the Court of matters relating to cultural issues that exist for Koori people in Victoria
* Provide advice and access to services for Koori offenders and families that come in contact with the Court
* Raise awareness within the court system of cross-cultural issues
* Maintain and foster links between the Magistrates' Court, the Children's Court and the Aboriginal community
* Liaise with the Aboriginal community to inform of court processes including Koori Court.
* 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.
* Please refer to the Position Description for the key accountabilities.
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 Regulation-Corrections, Victoria Police Prosecution team, Community Organisations, and Legal Representatives, such as Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS), Victorian Legal Aide (VLA) and other.
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
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.
Applicants should include:
2) a short covering letter.
3) completed application form (see file attachment).
You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed on the 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.
Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying.
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