Principal Practitioner - Sale

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP5
Work Location: Gippsland - Various
Reference: VG/6965
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: Ongoing, Full Time
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP5) - 6965 - Principal Practitioner - Sale - Ongoing - full time - June 2024 (1).docx (Word, 538KB)


Contact: Nolene McDougall– General Manager
0439 674 312

Position Details

  • Pivotal leadership role based in Sale
  • Provide expert advice and consult on management strategies of high priority individuals under post sentence supervision
  • Ongoing, full time opportunity managing a team of dedicated staff

About us

Corrections Victoria's purpose is to deliver an effective corrections system for a safe community. Community Correctional Services (CCS), is overseen by Corrections Victoria, a division of the Department of Justice and Community Safety. CCS is responsible for the management and supervision of prisoners on parole, clients under post sentence supervision and court orders.

About the role

As the Principal Practitioner, you will have oversight of staff and case management practices across a service stream of prisoners on parole, including violent and sexual offenders, and post-sentence supervision. Reporting to the Community Correctional Services (CCS) Regional General Manager, this is a key position in the regional and CCS management structure providing supervision of case managers who are monitoring prisoners on parole and offenders subject to post-sentence supervision.

You will provide advice and consultation in relation to identified offender risk escalation behaviours, incident management and quality assurance practices and processes. You will also work closely and collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Please note whilst the position is based at Sale the role will require travel to other locations within the Gippsland region.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • extensive experience in the case management of complex and/or high-risk individuals
  • experience in best practice risk management initiatives and therapeutic work with high risk and complex individuals
  • knowledge and experience working within a legislative framework
  • excellent written communication skills including preparing comprehensive reports, briefings and submissions on high profile and sensitive cases
  • well-developed leadership capabilities including providing effective staff supervision, training and mentoring.

For more details regarding this position, please contact:

  • Nolene McDougall– General Manager, CCS Gippsland on 0439 674 312

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders. 

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and external contractors, are not eligible to apply.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

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 reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


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