Case Manager - Bairnsdale

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Gippsland - Various
Reference: VG/7144_JUL24
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $84,166 - $90,558
Job Duration: Ongoing and Fixed-Term for 6 months
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP3) - 1172 7144 - Case Manager - Bairnsdale - Various - July 2024.docx (Word, 537KB)


Contact: Brent Monington on 1300 944 054
brent.monington@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Two full-time opportunities based in Bairnsdale: an ongoing contract and a 6-month contract
  • Case management with a focus on rehabilitation to reduce reoffending
  • Salary range $84,166 - $90,558 plus superannuation

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) is a state-wide service providing for the management of individuals on court orders, people who have committed serious sex offences on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole. In this role CCS helps individuals break the cycle of offending, ensures court and parole order conditions are met and, where they are not, prosecutes breaches in court or engages the Adult Parole Board.

CCS plays a vital role in contributing to the safety of the community by:

  • Applying case management practice that reduces reoffending,
  • Engaging individuals to build responsibility, and
  • Connecting individuals to programs, services and community.

About the role

Case Managers in the Court Practice stream are responsible for applying evidence-based case management practices to individuals at medium or high risk of reoffending.

This role is required to manage a case load of individuals with a range of order requirements aimed at reducing the risk of reoffending through conducting risk assessments, preparing case plans, providing interventions, and addressing the underlying causes of offending whilst directing and monitoring compliance with court order obligations.

This role is required to utilise case management practices to actively engage individuals and ensure responsive, targeted interventions to assist in reducing their risk of reoffending. Case Managers must support individuals to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety.

Some of the key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Apply evidence-based practice in the case management of individuals assessed as medium or high risk of reoffending including ensuring effective assessment, planning, intervention, and review.
  • Identify and evaluate factors that relate to individual offending behaviour and provide individualised risk assessment, case planning, service coordination, identification of interventions to reduce risk, and use of brokerage funds where required to ensure engagement of a person's responsive interventions.
  • Motivate and influence individuals in the case management process. Model pro social behaviours and draws on strengths-based approaches.
  • Monitor a person's compliance against order requirements; demonstrate assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours and escalating issues to senior staff in a timely manner.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated understanding and/or practice of effective case management practices; proactively managing risk with more complex individuals
  • demonstrated understanding and/or practice of modelling pro social behaviours and ability to motivate and influence individuals who are being case managed.
  • the ability to effectively negotiate and influence complex stakeholders to encourage participation and cooperation
  • excellent verbal communication skills with assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

A relevant qualification in social work or related human services discipline (preferred) or criminal justice, criminology (desirable) with work experience in a related field.

For more details regarding this position, please review the position description or contact Brent Monington – A/Manager Court Practice at brent.monington@justice.vic.gov.au or on 1300 944 054.

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.

 

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.

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.

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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