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Witness Liaison Officer

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
  • Provide support for witnesses of public sector and police corruption.
  • Melbourne CBD with hybrid / flexible working arrangements.
  • Part time (0.5 FTE), fixed term VPS Grade 5.2 role to November 2024, with possible extension.

Our organisation

IBAC's work is vitally important to Victorians - we prevent and expose public sector corruption and police misconduct.

Our vision is a public sector and police that acts with integrity for all Victorians. 

Our team

People who work for IBAC are expected to have a sound understanding of and ability to demonstrate the IBAC values when dealing with Government agencies, the community and colleagues.

IBAC's values are incorporated in professional skills and behaviours for the position.

We Lead by example, Act Impartially, Work Together, Behave with Respect, Strive for Excellence.

Your new role

We have an opportunity for an individual to join our Witness Liaison team as Witness Liaison Officer on a part time fixed term basis, to November 2024. Reporting to the Manager, Witness Liaison, the role will ensure consideration of witness wellbeing through direct engagement with witnesses and consultation with internal IBAC stakeholders.

Duties include:

  • Collaborate with IBAC investigators, lawyers and others in IBAC during the lifecycle of an operation on ways in which to engage, support, liaise and discuss tailored support options for witnesses.
  • Using strong assessment skills, develop and ensure delivery of witness engagement plans which may include, for example, providing information, referrals, crisis intervention, support pre, post and during examinations.
  • Work collaboratively across IBAC to embed appropriate practices in relation to witness liaison and wellbeing ensuring IBAC Officers are aware of and understand their requirements under the relevant polices and legislation.
  • Facilitate and when appropriate deliver in-house training on topics including but not limited to assessing mental health risk and witness communication and engagement skills.

Additional duties are set out in the attached position description.

Our requirements / Your skillset

We are looking for candidates with the below experience and capabilities:

  • A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or similar is highly desirable.
  • Experience in case management, assessment, intervention planning, including provision of information, referral, and support and follow up.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills used to evaluate issues from multiple perspectives, develop rapport and trust with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including where there are sensitive, complex and potentially competing interests.

Apply now

Your application is a two-step process. You are unable to save partial applications.

Submit your application by logging onto the IBAC careers page and clicking on the appropriate vacancy, making sure you include:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume no longer than 5 typed pages (in Word format)
  • responses to the screening questions within the application process

We are committed to bringing together people with differing perspectives, lived experiences and skills to make choices that reflect our integrity and community, and to creating an inclusive work environment for all.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and others from diverse communities and backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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