Restorative Justice Senior Convenor
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 02 December 2020

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $108,926 - $117,249 plus superannuation
Position No: 43824
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 November 2020
Contact Officer: Amanda Lutz on Amanda.Lutz@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 0041

Details: The Restorative Justice Unit is seeking an empathetic and highly motivated person with a passion for justice and people, to manage, prepare and convene complex restorative justice conferences and lead a small team of ASO 6 convenors to achieve restorative justice team goals.
The successful candidate will understand criminal justice system impacts on victims and offenders and ideally have experience in a frontline role with a criminal justice agency with experience running restorative justice or group facilitation in other agency or institutional contexts.
The successful candidate will also have some supervisory experience, supporting teams to adhere to best-practice ways of working and reaching desired outcomes. This may include experience in a youth or adult focused justice setting.
This position requires a person of high integrity who models and encourages honesty, humility and a commitment to human rights principles, ethical work-practices and understands the importance of empowering others to contribute to constructive and meaningful outcomes.
To be successful in this role the candidate will ideally have a strong depth of knowledge about gendered violence theory and practice. The person will ideally be able to move from highly intuitive and creative thinking when working with diverse clients and offence scenarios to logical and fine detailed work on assessment, project and administrative tasks.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • A tertiary degree in criminology or behavioural sciences is highly desirable.
  • Qualifications in restorative justice, conflict resolution or mediation is highly desirable.
  • Background/Security clearance checks will be conducted.
  • Driver’s licence is essential.
  • 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.
Notes: This is a temporary position available from 1 February 2021 until 31 January 2022 with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a written application (no more than one page per Selection Criteria) outlining practical experience and examples related to the role with reference to the professional and behavioural capabilities, a current curriculum vitae and the name and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be their current supervisor.
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