Published September 15, 2021
Last Modified September 14, 2021
Department of Justice and Community Safety
121 Exhibition Street 210077, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
September 22, 2021

Job Description

  • Great opportunity to join Corrections and Justice Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $88,955 - $100,930 + superannuation

An exciting opportunity for a Project Officer to join the Justice Health Unit within Corrections and Justice Services on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2022.

What does the Justice Health unit do?

Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice & Community Safety (DJCS) responsible for the oversight of service delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons. In Victoria, health services in prisons are contracted to health service providers and Justice Health contract manages the health service providers in public prisons. Justice Health sets the policy and standards for health care in all Victorian prisons and monitors and reviews the performance of health service providers. Justice Health is also responsible for facilitating an integrated approach to health service planning and service delivery, leading disease prevention activities, and facilitating the release of health information to community health care providers, legal representatives and individuals.

Justice Health also works in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Corrections Victoria (CV) to ensure the effective transition of prisoners back to the community from prison (with particular focus on the health, mental health and AOD needs) and that mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services are provided to offenders on community based orders or parole.

What does a Project Officer do?

As the Project Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing strategies to support the implementation of the naloxone prison program
  • Creating and maintaining templates and tools, systems and processes.
  • Planning, monitoring and documenting a range of initiatives that relate to the naloxone program.
  • Ensuring effectiveness of the naloxone project, use research, existing data sets, identify new datasets, use innovative thinking and analysis to support project decision making and influence option development and endorsement.
  • Assisting with the development of high quality briefs, presentations and reports to senior management on the programs outputs, achievements.

What skills should a Project Officer have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in the preparation of reports and briefs along with highly developed information analysis and conceptual thinking.
  • Proven ability to plan, monitor and manage significant projects to time and budget.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

✔ A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.

✔ Transparent performance framework – approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.

✔ Generous leave entitlements – provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and sick leave.

✔ Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please contact Penny Francis on 03 9947 1678 or email

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Wednesday 22 September 2021.

How to apply

Please 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.