Advisor Safer Community

at RMIT University

  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, Fixed Term position until February 2020
  • Competitive salary on offer + superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. The Education Portfolio is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President who leads the planning and implementation of the University's strategies related to RMIT's academic programs and the RMIT student experience. The Portfolio is responsible for services to support the quality of RMIT programs, including the professional development of academic staff, continuous improvement of the student experience, learning and teaching outcomes and the management of learning and research information sources. The Education Portfolio plays a key role in empowering students to access education, participate actively in the life of the University and achieve successful and fulfilling lives beyond graduation. The provision of a stimulating and satisfying experience for students is a priority for the University.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

As a member of the Safer Community team, the Advisor Safer Community role provides a supportive intake service in response to current and former student disclosures of experiences of sexual harm, threatening or inappropriate behaviour. In addition, this role involves engagement with students who may be exhibiting behaviours of concern and addressing these through the appropriate avenues within the University, and externally. The Advisor Safer Community will provide brief, solution focussed support, including exploring support options and referral to RMIT or community supports where appropriate (Police, University Complaints or Student Conduct). Maintaining confidentiality, and preparation of case reports are essential to this position. RMIT has adopted a restorative engagement process, and this position will play a role in supporting assessment for and participation in the process by those who make a historic report. The role will also lead some primary prevention initiatives and contribute to training.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated high level of experience in case work, and a high level of awareness and understanding of prevailing issues that relate to sexual harm. You will have established expertise in the maintenance of comprehensive case records coupled with experience and knowledge of privacy legislation and rules of evidence. Key to this role will be your proven ability to exercise initiative, solve complex problems, make recommendations, and sound judgement on when to escalate. In addition, you will have highly developed writing and presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills, and proven ability to prioritise and organise work-loads with tight deadlines.


You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or Youth Work, and/or
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people who are vulnerable

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check and a current drivers licence.

To Apply

For further information, please visit our careers website using job ref #572483.

Applications close on 20 January 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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