- Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne
- Job posted on: 19th Jan 2022
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The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) is an independent statutory agency that aims to uphold and protect the rights and interests of people with a disability in Victoria and work to eliminate violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. OPA manages key programs to support its mission; guardianship and individual advocacy, provision of community advice, communications and community education, policy research and systemic advocacy and three volunteer programs - Community Visitors, Independent Third Persons and Corrections Independent Support Officers.
This position reports to the Deputy Public Advocate and the incumbent is a member of OPA's senior management team. The position is primarily responsible for recruitment, training and support of volunteers as well as managing the Community Visitors Program (CVP), which comprises VPS staff and more than 450 volunteers.
These volunteers have powers to visit and inquire into residential accommodation facilities across three streams: disability, mental health and Supported Residential Services throughout metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria. The position also manages the 24/7 Independent Third Person Program (ITP), which comprises VPS staff and approximately 200 volunteers who assist people with disabilities during police interviews across Victoria. It is also responsible for the Corrections Independent Support Officers program, which provides support for people with disability during prison disciplinary hearings.
The ideal candidate will posses the following:
Essential Attributes & Skills:
For a full description of the Key Accountabilities and Key Selection Criteria please refer to the attached Position Description.
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.
Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as part of their application.
Please click Apply Now to apply. 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.
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 the ad link.