Fixed term position until the 30th of June 2024
VPS6 Salary range: $125,893 – $168,473 plus superannuation
Facilitate management of the development and implementation of the Aboriginal youth justice hub project
A fixed term opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and strategically minded individual to join the team at Parkville Youth Justice Precinct.
This is an Aboriginal identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system. The two Youth Justice Custodial Precincts in Victoria are managed by the department. Parkville Youth Justice Precinct is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville, and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct is located approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne.
The Aboriginal Youth Justice unit at DJCS is responsible for the design and development of policy, strategy and program responses for young Aboriginal people in contact with or at risk of contact with the Youth Justice system. Aboriginal Youth Justice contributes to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, also known as AJA4. The unit is also responsible for the delivery of the Aboriginal Youth Justice Program which is focused on providing culturally responsive service delivery for Aboriginal young people in the community to assist them to remain linked to family, culture and community.
What does a Senior Project Manager Aboriginal Youth Justice Hubs do?
You will engage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to lead the establishment and implementation of an Aboriginal Youth Justice Hub, in partnership with the Aboriginal community, to deliver an integrated, cultural embedded and holistic youth justice service for Aboriginal young people and their families.
This position will also involve:
Working in conjunction with several stakeholders including the Aboriginal Justice Caucus and the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) sector to develop project specifications, creation and implementation of services and programs
Supporting and assisting the ACCO sector to build networks, capacity, share expertise and experience regarding to the provision of programs and services to support Aboriginal children and young people at risk for or in contact with the justice system.
Working closely with the Aboriginal Justice Caucus and the Youth Collaborative Working Group during the commissioning phase of the project on the design and development of the project specifications and oversight of the project’s implementation.
Liaising with the Manager Aboriginal Youth Justice Programs and Manager Aboriginal Youth Justice Policy and Strategy in the development of an operating/service delivery model to ensure alignment with the key directions and initiatives of the Aboriginal youth justice strategy, and linkages to current and planned Aboriginal youth justice programs and supports.
Managing the Aboriginal Youth Justice Hub project including overseeing its successful delivery and completion within resourcing, timeline, and significant budget parameters.
Reporting to the Director of Aboriginal Youth Justice, this role will work alongside a broader team of approximately 17. This role will be based at Parkville however regional travel may be required.
What skills should a Senior Project Manager Aboriginal Youth Justice Hubs have?
A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
Excellent knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and understanding of historical and contemporary issues facing Aboriginal Victorians
Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of government legislation, priorities and direction.
A qualification, or experience in fields related to community programs, youth justice policy, community engagement and partnerships, program support, youth work, community services or health would be desirable.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with impact, whereby you are able to build relationships with different units and provide leadership where required.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the position description.
Why work with us?
You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.
There are many advantages in working for the department, including:
A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
Transparent performance framework – approach your work with confidence in how you’re tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and sick leave.
Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you’re experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.
We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department’s work. One of the ways do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government’s promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email email@example.com.
If you have any queries about this position, please contact Lisa L Moore via 9389 4200 or Lisa.L.Moore@justice.vic.gov.au.
If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 18th of November 2021.
Fixed term position until the 30th of June 2024 VPS6 Salary range: $125,893 – $168,473 plus superannuation Facilitate management of the development and implementation of the Aboriginal youth justice hub project A fixed term opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and strategically minded individual to join the team at Parkville Youth Justice Precinct. This is an Aboriginal identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. About us The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system. The two Youth Justice Custodial Precincts in Victoria are managed by the department. Parkville Youth Justice Precinct is located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of
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