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Senior Programs Officer (Vpsg5)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Great opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $101,120-$122,348 + superannuation

Exciting opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services as a Senior Programs Officer, Service Delivery and Practice, on an ongoing basis.

What does the Forensic Intervention Services team do?

As a division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services is a specialist program area that provides service users in custody and in the community with evidence-based screening, assessment, and offence-specific intervention services to support their rehabilitation. In doing so, Forensic Intervention Services is a critical component of the department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.

What will the Senior Programs Officer, Service Delivery and Practice do?

The Service Development area provides oversight, monitoring and reform of service delivery across the state, including across both prisons and community corrections. The Service Development area has responsibility for the management and maintenance of the technological systems that support service delivery and continuous improvement. 

The Senior Programs Officer is responsible for working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, including clinical staff across the State, to develop and embed ongoing service and quality improvements in clinical service delivery. The Senior Programs Officer is also responsible for the planning and management of a range of programs and projects to support the effective and consistent delivery of clinical services across the State.

What skills should the Senior Programs Officer, Service Delivery and Practice have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of programs and services for complex service groups, as well as a demonstrated understanding and awareness of the key issues impacting Corrections Victoria, particularly those within the area of programs and services for prisoners and offenders.

You will have excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to develop and implement stakeholder initiatives, creating lasting relationships with stakeholder groups to broker shared solutions in new areas. You will also have exceptional planning and organising skills, with the ability to apply appropriate frameworks to plan, guide and monitor complex projects and the work of the area to meet long-term objectives.

You will have demonstrated experience in strategic planning, with the ability to translate strategic objectives into concrete business activities, tracking progress against organisational goals, delegating effectively, and using innovative business approaches.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • Job stability - Ongoing position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support– you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

If you have any queries, please call Ninawa Butrus on (+61) 0448 244 218 or email

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 16 May 2021.

This position will start at the beginning of July 2021 for the successful candidate.

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.

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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