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Aboriginal Wellbeing Officeron October 19, 2021 at 10:37 pm

Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer:

Ongoing, Full Time opportunity based in Melbourne CBD
$70,791 – $85,956 per annum, plus superannuation
Make a positive impact on the lives of Aboriginal offenders

About us

Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) and Courts is a maximum-security prison located near Southern Cross Station in Melbourne’s CBD. MAP and Courts provides the primary state-wide assessment and orientation services for male prisoners received into the prison system.

MAP and Courts is operated by the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian Public Service, a recognised top employer of choice nationally.

About the role

The Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (AWO) role was established under the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, as a response to the findings of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.  AWO’s are part of Corrections Victoria’s commitment to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system and to ensuring that Aboriginal Victorians are ensuring the same justice outcomes as the broader Victorian community.

The AWO will provide ongoing welfare, advocacy and support for Aboriginal prisoners – including providing assistance in accessing appropriate pre- and post-release programs and entitlements to assist with their reintegration into the community.

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. 

Some of your main responsibilities include:

providing culturally appropriate counsel and support to Aboriginal prisoners and advocating on their behalf where appropriate
providing ongoing assistance to Aboriginal prisoners in accessing appropriate programs and entitlements to assist with their re-integration into the community
providing prison management and staff with specialist advice on the delivery of culturally relevant services and the development of culturally relevant protocols for Aboriginal prisoners, including the establishment of protocols with relevant Aboriginal community organisations and groups.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

experience in or understanding of working within a correctional environment
a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with its members
excellent interpersonal, conflict management and communication skills
a high level of integrity and commitment to the rehabilitation of offenders.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

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Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer: Ongoing, Full Time opportunity based in Melbourne CBD $70,791 – $85,956 per annum, plus superannuation Make a positive impact on the lives of Aboriginal offenders About us Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) and Courts is a maximum-security prison located near Southern Cross Station in Melbourne’s CBD. MAP and Courts provides the primary state-wide assessment and orientation services for male prisoners received into the prison system. MAP and Courts is operated by the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian Public Service, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. About the role The Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (AWO) role was established under the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, as a response to the findings of the
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