Position overview
  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison through your administration and organisational skills.
  • 3 days per week (22.8 hours per week) until 31 December 2021 working from our friendly Melbourne CBD office with possibility of some working from home.
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging and annual leave loading.

The opportunity

VACRO is seeking an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to support delivery of the Aboriginal Family Visits Program (AFVP) and Time to Work Employment Service (TWES).

The AFVP requires you to provide program information to families visiting a family member in prison, as well as coordinate their travel and accommodation. An aptitude to read maps and understand transport timetables to produce a practical journey will be necessary.

Your solid administrative skills will facilitate the smooth operations of TWES – a program aimed to better prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to find work post-release. You will liaise with our program staff and staff based in Victorian prisons, so your ability to develop positive relationships will be valued.


Key selection criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian criminal justice system and working in the prison environment, or the issues associated with people who are socially disadvantaged is highly regarded.
  • Experience supporting people in the community who may be socially disadvantaged or distressed.
  • Working and building relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Office administration including data recording and using a range of databases.
  • Ability to listen calmly and problem solve.
  • Strong organisational and record maintenance skills.
  • Motivated to work in the not-for-profit sector.

How to apply

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In your application, please address the key selection criteria in this advertisement and include a current resume. Direct any enquiries or forward your application to [email protected] by 9.00am on Monday 31 May.