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Youth Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Alice Springs, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Job description

Agency Department of the Attorney-General Work unit

and Justice Local Court

Job title Youth Aboriginal Liaison Officer Designation Administrative Officer 3

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $62,773 - $67,746 Location Alice Springs

Position number 41222 RTF 205816 Closing 21/02/2021

Contact Renae James on 08 8951 5395 or Renae.James@nt.gov.au

About the agency http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/undex.shtml

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=205816

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume-.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan only eligible Aboriginal applicants will be considered for this designated

vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary Objective

To support Aboriginal children, young people and their families at the Alice Springs Courts.

Context Statement

A Youth Aboriginal Liaison Officers will be responsible for a number of court administrative and liaison tasks. The role aims to

improve the experience at court for Aboriginal people and their families including Local Court Care and Protection Matters, Youth

Justice Matters, Domestic and Family Violence Matters involving children.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide assistance to Aboriginal children, individuals and families attending court.

2. At court, work closely with court staff, judges, legal practitioners and other services concerned with children's matters to

improve the experience and appropriate referral of young people and assist to deliver a level of cultural competency within

the Court

3. Perform court officer functions inside the courtrooms and at bush court circuits including the operation of audio and video


4. Prepare court orders and explain their content to Aboriginal children, their families and other persons attending court

5. Hold appointment as Deputy Registrar of the Local Court and assist as a Justice of the Peace and other administrative duties

as directed by the Registrar.

Selection Criteria


1. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal children and families.

2. Ability to work and develop productive working relationships with service providers such as Police, Territory Families and

support services as required.

3. Knowledge of operational court practices and procedures or the ability to quickly acquire this knowledge.

4. Proven ability to work in a front line service role, taking direction and work unsupervised in a highly sensitive and confidential


5. Well-developed interpersonal, communication and liaison skills appropriate for working with Aboriginal children and their

families, judges, court staff, lawyers and other professionals.

6. Sound knowledge of Central Australia and other NT Aboriginal cultural groups, acceptance and acknowledgment of the

diversity of Aboriginal people's needs across the Northern Territory or the ability to quickly acquire this knowledge.

7. Demonstrated capacity to broker relationships to improve outcomes for Aboriginal clients by utilising and accessing the court


8. Experience using computers and software applications and programs.


1. Experience, training and/or qualification in social work or youth work.

2. A current Northern Territory Driver’s License.

Further Information

1. The Successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check and hold or be eligible for an Ochre Card. A

Criminal history check will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant criminal history.

Alice Springs, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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