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Senior Projects Officer, Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Full Time - Fixed-term term to 30 June 2023 Salary $102,637 - $124,183 plus superannuation Develop, plan and implement new Aboriginal cultural programs, projects and service pathways for Aboriginal offenders and prisoners About Us The Naalamba Ganbu Nerrlinggu Yilam (Yilam) is responsible for leading the design, development, implementation and monitoring of Corrections Victoria (CV) policies, programs and services aimed at reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people within the Victorian correctional system. The Yilam seeks to do this by working in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, related agencies, and CV staff to understand the needs of Aboriginal people in the correctional system to ensure effective policies, programs and services are in place. The Yilam's motto is Our People, Our Priority, Our Pride.

The Offender Services and Reintegration division of Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for providing best practice interventions which aim to reduce the risk of reoffending including case management, offending behaviour programs, and transition and reintegration supports. The Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch (Branch) is responsible for a range of offender programs and services across both prisons and Community Correctional Services. About the Role As Senior Projects Officer in the Yilam, this is your opportunity to use your skills and experience to support Aboriginal staff and offenders in the correctional system by driving and implementing necessary change while implementing programs and services that will meet their needs.

You will also identify and respond to systemic issues that impact on Aboriginal people's ability to meaningfully engage in cultural responsive pathways. You will supervise and support the Aboriginal Engagement Advisor (AEA) Role. The AEA positions will be regionally based and together provide state-wide coverage to prison locations and ongoing support to Aboriginal Wellbeing Officers (AWO).

You will be responsible to implement an enhanced Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (AWO) staffing model to meet the growing demands, drive retention, and improve cultural safety within prison locations. You will also be required to work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and support the development of other initiatives across Corrections and Justice Services and DJCS to ensure Corrections Victoria's commitment to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system This is an Aboriginal Identified Position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. About you To be successful in this role, you will have: A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the issues impacting on it.

A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal community. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the interface between Aboriginal issu.

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Date01 October 2021

Location -

type Full Time

Salary $102,637 - $124,183

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