Solicitors Office

Senior Witness Assistance Officer (Wollongong - Maternity Leave cover) (BB-F3825)

Found in: Neuvoo AU

12 month Maternity Leave cover
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Prosecution Officer (Administrative) Level 5
The Witness Assistance Service (WAS) is a specialist unit within the ODPP which works as part of the prosecution team and assists and supports victims of crime and vulnerable witnesses throughout the criminal justice process.
As a Senior Witness Assistance Service Officer you will deliver and oversee quality professional assistance for vulnerable victims and witnesses of crime andor their families who are involved in serious matters prosecuted by the ODPP.  You will work in collaboration with the Manager WAS, other WAS Senior Officers and legal staff to ensure that you and your teams deliver a quality service that is culturally appropriate and meets the needs of victims and witnesses from a diverse range of backgrounds.  You will provide professional case management supervision and support for WAS Officers under their supervision.  The Senior WAS Officer will represent the ODPP interests at various stakeholder forums and contribute to training and education activities of the ODPP.
We are seeking applications for our office in Wollongong in order to backfill a 12 month vacancy.
A Talent Pool will be created for future temporary, full-timepart-time positions that may arise over the next 18 months.
This is a child-related position. Applicants must provide a valid Working with Children Check number or an Application number. A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance is required as a condition of employment.
Please visit the Children Guardian’s website for more information;

Phone: 02 9286 7219

Fax: 02 9286 7201

Email: check@kidsguardian. 

Website: w.kidsguardian.


Consent for employment screening (i.e. National Criminal Records Check) must also be given. Applications must also include contact details of two relevant Referees (who can speak from a Supervisory perspective).



The following criteria form a specific part of the selection process. Candidates for this role must address each of these criteria specifically in their application.