Senior Assessor

Job title: Senior Assessor

Company: State Government of Victoria

Job description:

  • Lead a team of FAS Assessors, supporting and guiding them to deliver quality decision making in a timely and trauma informed way.
  • Ongoing positions
  • VPS5: $106,534 – 128,897 + superannuation

The Department of Justice and Community Safety are seeking Senior Assessors to join the new Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Scheme, to consider and approve complex FAS applications and payments.This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.If you would like to be considered for the Generalist equivalent of this role, please apply for both ads.Meetings are held in person at Melbourne CBD location and on-line.About the Business UnitThis is an exciting opportunity to deliver a major new initiative for victims of crime. The FAS is a landmark reform that will replace the judicially based Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal with an administrative scheme that prioritises the needs of victims and supports their recovery from violent crime.The FAS is highly anticipated by victims and stakeholders and represents a major leap forward in the Victorian Government’s response to victims of crime. Established under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance Scheme) Act 2022 the FAS will provide financial assistance through a simple and easy to navigate process that is fair, sensitive, and responsive to victims’ needs. It will acknowledge harm done and be trauma informed, with a priority focus on being inclusive and culturally safe.Reporting to the FAS Assessment Manager you will be responsible for leading a team of assessors and making determination on complex applications as per the Act, established policy, guidelines, and procedures.About the RoleDuties will include:

  • Lead a team of FAS Assessors, supporting and guiding them to deliver quality decision making in a timely and trauma informed way.
  • Analyse, assess and decide complex applications and payments as per the Act, and decide upon complex applications that may partially fall outside of established policy, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Undertake reviews of FAS decisions in accordance with the Act.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.About youTo be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting it.
  • Experience working with victims of family violence, sexual assault, and victims of crime more broadly and an understanding of the systemic barriers faced by marginalised communities in the justice system.
  • Knowledge of risk factors for family violence and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework


  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in fields related to community and social services, social policy, social work, law, or public administration is essential.

How to ApplyPlease click the Apply button on this advertisement. 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 this ad.Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Workforce Unit throughout the recruitment process. Aboriginal candidates are encouraged to contact if they would like cultural support and guidance through the application process.FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people’s rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.Encouraging DiversityThe Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, and people living in rural and regional Victoria. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQA+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less. If you identify as any of the aforementioned, we would welcome the opportunity to contact you and discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process. Sharing this information will help you access support should you need it and will also help us to better understand the impact of our work.

Expected salary: $106534 – 128897 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 05:41:39 GMT

Apply for the job now!

jobs poster
Author: jobs poster

Sign up for new Events & Classifieds in your inbox.
Spread the news
Advertise & promotion space
Medusa Sculpture Candles
Medusa Sculpture Candles
These are affiliate links. Clicking these links will transfer you to Amazon website.

You can become an author at TheGREEKS!
For anyone with good writing skills and an interest in going public with their work, we call for submissions

The post should be original and ideally offer something positive to any reader.
Posts must be decent and not insulting to other people: race-color-religion-gender or against a specific individual