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Court Support Officer (357267)

Department of Justice
Victims Support Services

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 4
Salary:$74,600.00 to $86,016.00 pro rata, per annum
Employment Type: Fixed-term, full-time
Region: North
Location:Launceston

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people living with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQ+ people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed term, full time until 30 June 2023

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.

Duties

  • Assist adults and child victims of crime by:
    • explaining court processes and terminology used by Court personnel;
    • describing physical orientation of court layouts;
    • providing information about court systems;
    • offering personal / emotional support throughout the Court process;
    • discussing the impact of Magistrates/Judges decisions;
    • providing a de-briefing service to victims following court appearances;
    • referring to appropriate support services;  and
    • assisting with the practical details of physically getting to Court
  • Accompany adult and child victims to court, police interviews, medical appointments and support services.
  • Assist in the preparation of age appropriate policy and advertising material required for the Court Support and Liaison Services.
  • Operate as a member of the Safe at Home interdepartmental project team.
  • Provide relevant client information to associated programs and referral to appropriate support services.
  • Liaise with Divisional Managers and community based organisations.
  • Provide high level administrative support to the Victims Assistance Unit.

Essential Requirements

  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19, or granted an exemption by the Head of Agency.  Please see the Statement of Duties for further information or call the contact person with any questions.

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks

• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Desirable Requirements

  • Qualifications in counselling and/or trauma counselling or similar discipline.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Statement of Duties (357267) Court Support Officer.docx

Download File Statement of Duties (357267) Court Support Officer.pdf

Download File About the Department of Justice (Victims Support Service).DOCX

Download File About the Department of Justice (Victims Support Service).pdf

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

Download File Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.docx

Download File FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants (DOJ)' document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4914.

For more information

Sally Ryan
Team Leader 
Email: sally.ryan@justice.tas.gov.au
Phone: (03) 6165 7524

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.