When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
Are you interested in working at the Coroner's Court of W.A?
Do you want to learn about the workings of the Coronial system in W.A?
Provide counselling, information and support to family of deceased persons in Western Australia where the death is subject to a Coronial investigation.
Provide advice on policy and practise and assist with stakeholder relationship development and training of staff within the Coronial system and the community.
Provide counselling and support in Disaster Victim Identification responses involving WA residents.
A degree in Social Work with eligibility for full membership of the AASW or approved four year degree in psychology and eligibility for registration with the Psychologists Board of WA
Applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment to this position
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two (2) referees and a statement addressing the following essential work-related requirements (selection criteria).
- Demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge in crisis grief and trauma models of intervention with individuals, families and groups experiencing sudden death.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a challenging environment and function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Highly effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to provide educational presentations to a variety of audiences on the subject of sudden and traumatic death.
- Knowledge of Disaster Victim Identification phases and responses in a mass disaster.
- The remaining work-related requirements as listed in the Job Description Form will be assessed at some stage during the selection process
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
The Department recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) descent, identify as ATSI and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Mirko Amidzic, Manager State Coroner’s Office (CR) on (08) 9425 2906 for a confidential discussion.