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February

Senior Policy Officer (Vpsg5)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • VPS5 opportunity available at Youth Justice Directorate and Operational Reform
  • Fixed term 12 months
  • Salary range $101,120 to $122,348 plus superannuation
  • Policy, operations and high priority reform

About us

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is responsible for the supervision of children and young people in the criminal justice system.

Youth Justice oversees services responding to children and young people in the criminal justice system, providing strategic advice and delivering strategic outcomes to address youth crime and reduce offending.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Operational Reform, this role is part of the team developing and delivering high priority reforms to Youth Justice operations, with a focus on initiatives to ensure the safety, stability and effectiveness of the Youth Justice custodial system. 

Key priority projects that the role is responsible for include:

  • Engaging Youth Justice staff, children and young people, their families, service delivery partners and key stakeholders on priority projects for the Youth Justice custodial system
  • Developing new operational policies and frameworks for the Youth Justice custodial system
  • Supporting a program of work to establish a new system configuration for Youth Justice custody, including the development of custodial operating models; and
  • Contributing to the design, delivery and evaluation of a new Intensive Intervention Unit.

A key function of the role will involve interfacing with executive, operational and policy staff across the Youth Justice portfolio, and liaising with key DJCS executives and business partners to collaborate on and execute priorities.

About you

This position presents a unique opportunity to experience a blend of policy, operations and high priority reform in a complex environment. Your work will meaningfully contribute to the delivery of the Youth Justice Strategic Plan and a safe and stable system for staff and young people. Justice policy experience and/or experience in custodial operations is desirable.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the position.

Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: there are no Key Selection Criteria (KSC) questions required for this application and you do not need to separately address any KSC.

During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. No face to face contact is required and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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