Restorative Policy and Engagement Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 24 July 2019

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $84,257 - $96,430
Position No: 41539
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 July 2019
Contact Officer: Kim Hosking on kim.hosking@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 2619

Details: An energetic and engaging person is sought to fill the pivotal role of Restorative Policy and Engagement Officer. The ideal applicant for this full time positon will have excellent written and oral communication and consultation skills and an ability to relate to a diverse stakeholder group. The successful applicant would facilitate the development and implementation of the ACT Government’s commitment for Canberra to become a Restorative City. This work program can include the planning and managing of workshops, research grants, visiting national and international speakers and the composition of high quality documents including reports, briefs, speeches and correspondence. This successful applicant would also support the provision of regular ministerial updates about the Canberra as a Restorative City commitment. This person would also report on achievements of the Canberra Restorative Community’s Network. Restorative practices are those underpinned by principles and values of respect, inclusiveness, fairness, participation and self-determination. On 10 February 2016 the ACT Legislative Assembly called on the Canberra community to “work towards the declaration of Canberra as a restorative city”. This declaration follows the success of the ACT Government’s restorative justice scheme, which commenced in 2005. The Canberra as a Restorative City initiative works to expand the benefits of a restorative approach outside the criminal justice system and into other areas of Canberra life. The Canberra Restorative Community’s Network (CRCN) is made up of diverse citizens across Canberra who are interested in the application of restorative practices. The core intent of the CRCN is to explore possibility for institutions, agencies, workplaces and schools to implement restorative practices in ways that nurture positive human interaction promoting healthy relationships, empowering creative shared responses to challenges and delivering sustained improved outcomes for all.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804. Relevant tertiary qualifications, or significant study towards gaining qualifications, or experience within a justice or restorative practices environment would be highly desirable.
Note: This is a temporary position available immediately until 30 June 2020. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should provide a supporting statement of no more than two to three pages outlining their practical experience and examples relating to the Duties/Responsibilities outlined above. Applicants should also provide an up to date copy of their curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees.
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