Community Engagement Officer

$114,928 - $123,710 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 05 Aug, 2022
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Job Description

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $114,928 - $123,710 plus superannuation
Position No: 58191
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 August 2022
Contact Officer: Karen Doran on Karen.Doran@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0567

Details: The Justice and Community Safety Directorate (the Directorate) seeks to maintain a fair, safe and peaceful community in the ACT where people’s rights and interests are respected and protected.

The Community Engagement Officer will be responsible for improving cultural integrity and how the Justice and Community Safety Directorate works in partnership with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through establishing and maintaining respectful and strong relationships.

The Community Engagement Officer will work closely with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, community organisations and ACT justice agencies to develop, deliver and monitor a range of initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families engaged with the ACT criminal justice system.

This role will support the Executive Branch Manager, Indigenous Justice, Community Safety, in:

  • Establishing and maintaining respectful and collaborative relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups and promote positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels across the ACT Government and justice system.
  • Coordinating culturally safe engagement with ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to work with Government to develop, implement and monitor culturally safe, gender and trauma informed; and evidence led justice initiatives.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify barriers to meeting justice clients’ needs and opportunities to improve service delivery and support a solution focussed environment.
  • Developing and managing funding arrangements for the delivery of justice programs in accordance with the relevant legislative, whole of Government and Directorate frameworks.
  • Reporting on the progress of initiatives to JACS Executives, the Minister and relevant stakeholders and contribute to whole of Directorates reporting obligations.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Notes: This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are requested to submit an application of no more than two pages, as well as a current curriculum vitae and the name and contact details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Note

This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.

Job Closing Date

15 Aug, 2022