This is a twelve (12) month fixed term vacancy with the possibility of extension of up to twelve (12) months.
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
The Project Support Officer contributes to the implementation and operation of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse for Western Australia and other duties as required by the Commissioner for Victims of Crime. This role is primarily responsible for managing the administration associated with the National Redress Scheme. This includes communicating with the scheme operator (the Commonwealth) and various WA Government institutions and departments, and facilitating interaction between them. The role also involves processing applications for redress, record keeping, and coordinating the organization of direct personal responses. There is some scope to work with policy, including that resulting from the passage of the Family Violence Reform Bill.
The ideal applicant will be looking for a role where they can make a meaningful contribution to improving the justice system for victims of crime in WA. If you have a calm and empathic attitude and enjoy working in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, this could be the job for you. Ideally the successful applicant will have experience working with vulnerable groups in the community and can demonstrate resilience. The successful applicant would also be used to handling confidential and sensitive information and be comfortable with this. The successful applicant should ideally possess excellent organisational skills and ability to work independently and anticipate team needs. This will stand you in good stead to be part of this committed team.
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 all the essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form.
- Communication and stakeholder management experience
- Time, office management and organisational skills
- Project management skills
- Research/Investigative skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable groups
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.
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.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Dr Francesca Bell, A/Redress Unit Coordinator on (08) 9264 9877 for a confidential discussion.