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Sheriff's Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Ringwood (Vpsg3)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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 children and recognises that children’s 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?

  • Fixed Term Opportunity - March 2022 - Based in Ringwood
  • $70,791 - $85,956 plus superannuation
  • Work with the Aboriginal community to provide support with resolving outstanding infringement matters

About Us

Through delegation from the Sheriff of Victoria, Sheriff's officers execute civil and criminal warrants issued by Victorian and federal courts and enforce sanctions against those who do not comply with court orders. The Sheriff's service delivery system is comprised of the Sheriff of Victoria, Sheriff's Office Victoria (SOV) and Sheriff's officers based in regional offices across Victoria. Sheriff's officers are part of a ‘One Justice” service delivery model in which the community can access the department's services at regional Justice Service Centres as required.

Sheriff's Aboriginal Liaison Officers (SALOs) support the Department's objectives to improve justice outcomes for Koori communities. The SALO will use their knowledge and understanding of the Koori community to facilitate better outcomes for Koori clients in addressing their outstanding infringement matters (including infringement fines and warrants). 

About the Role

As the Sheriff's Aboriginal Liaison Officer, you will work to build relationships, foster links and enhance communication and interactions between Sheriff's officers and local Aboriginal communities. In the role, you will:

  • providing information, advice, referral and practical assistance to the Koori community and individual community members on infringement fines, warrants and options available to clients to resolve outstanding infringement matters
  • actively promoting awareness of the role of Sheriff's officers within local Koori communities 
  • establishing effective communication and referral networks between Sheriff's officers, local Koori community members and other government and non-government agencies within the region
  • developing and maintaining knowledge of Koori issues in the regions as well as relevant legislation, policies and procedures related to Sheriff's operations and the Victorian infringement system.

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 you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it
  • a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori Community
  • the ability to establish trust and create relationships with various stakeholder groups
  • strong verbal communication with the ability to persuade in a tactful, respectful, yet firm manner.
  • an interest in, and an appreciation of, a range of different cultures and actively seeks to understand and effectively address the issues and views of others.

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.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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