Indigenous Court Support Officer

Industry: Community Services & Development

Location: Brisbane QLD

Date Listed: 12 Jan 2021

Close Date: 16 Feb 2021

Five Bridges is an established not-for-profit organisation, born from a passion to assist local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a hand on, feet to the ground manner that will see our local communities flourish. Five Bridges are currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for an Indigenous Court Support Officer role in Brisbane.

The Court Support Officer provides essential support and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and offenders within the Criminal Justice System. This may be before the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court, including the Children’s Court.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Prepare and present written/oral sentencing submissions to the courts.
Prepare and present written/oral bail submissions to the courts.
Attend court sittings to provide assistance to victims and offenders.
Link victims with support and legal services.
Effectively communicate with court stakeholders, staff and other major key stakeholders, including DJAG staff and other CJG groups.
Facilitate improve links between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and statutory workers, Queensland Police, Courts and other agencies and services that have interactions with the justice system.
Organise and arrange monthly meetings with Community Justice Group members, and keep records of all minutes.
Manage, develop and deliver reports to the department, court staff and auspice body, ensure being accurate and thorough.
Organise and arrange office to ensure it is kept in a professional manner.
Establish and maintain records and filing systems.
Ensure ongoing communication with the auspice body and the department.
Maintain Positive Notice blue card.

Requirements:

Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Positive Notice Blue Card or ability to acquire
Sound interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal in public settings include demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Sound knowledge or the ability to rapidly acquire sound knowledge of court processes, legislation, practices and trends relating to the Criminal Justice System in Queensland.
Demonstrated ability to effectively perform duties in an organisation, achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate meetings and appointments with a broad range of stakeholders.
Sound knowledge of computer technology systems and programs to assist with managing tasks and developing reports.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in the position, please apply below with your COVER LETTER and RESUME.

Indigenous Workstars specialises in the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into employment in a variety of communities and industries across Australia.

***Please note only candidates that are successful in moving to the next stage of recruitment will be contacted further***

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