Advanced Practitioner - South Outer

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/9102MAY
Closing Date: 26-May-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - 9102 - Advanced Practitioner - Cranbourne - Ongoing - full time - May 2024 .docx (Word, 539KB)

Contact: Prue Floyd or Kelly-Rosa Sinclair
0408 232 718 or 8765 5222

Position Details

  • Work in a team dedicated to helping people make positive changes to their lives.
  • Full time, ongoing position based in Melbourne's South Region 
  • Earn $92,332 - $104,762 per year (plus super) with guaranteed yearly increases.

Community Correctional Services (CCS) is a state-wide service that manages offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole.

Evidence suggests that people who re-integrate into the community following a period of imprisonment require transitional support in order to reduce their risk of reoffending.

Why we love this work

When a person's risk profile allows it, community-based rehabilitation is more effective at addressing offending behaviour than time in custody.

In your work, you will hear another person's story. You will come to understand their world view. And you will hold them accountable for their decisions. You will be part of giving offenders a second chance to make a more positive contribution to the community.

Your job won't always be easy, but with a strong work ethic and a belief in what you're doing, you will be able to take pride in your work and will know what it's like to make a genuine difference in someone else's life.

Read about how you will be supported in your role with CCS

Advanced Practitioners manage a caseload of complex and high-risk offenders on court orders, many of whom have completed part of their sentence in custody. They draw on evidence-based frameworks to deliver dynamic case management practice with offenders who have complex needs and those who have committed serious offences.

You will help a caseload of complex and high risk clients meet their court order conditions and connect them to community programs and services. You will also lead and mentor staff, guiding them to deliver quality evidence-based case management practice to clients.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • conducting risk assessments
  • preparing case plans
  • providing interventions
  • coordinating service providers and care teams
  • address the underlying causes of offending
  • leading and developing case management staff.

What's in it for you?

  • A fair salary
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Transparent performance framework
  • Employee Wellbeing support
  • Comprehensive training when you commence and throughout your career
  • Secondments and promotions

What we're looking for in Advanced Practitioners

At CCS, we regularly give new opportunities to promising candidates moving from other workplaces and similar industries, and we also support current staff to advance their careers.

We look for:

  • demonstrated experience in effective case management practices with complex clients
  • excellent verbal communication skills and confidence in dealing with people exhibiting challenging behaviours
  • a proven ability to model pro-social behaviours to a caseload of individuals
  • a passion for supporting clients in the justice system while contributing to community safety; and
  • an ability to lead and mentor staff to achieve their best.

Community Correctional Services are currently recruiting a full time, ongoing position based in the South Outer Region (Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham offices). Please note that applications may be considered for future similar vacancies in the region.

For further queries about this position, please contact Kelly-Rosa Sinclair – Manager, Court Practice on 8765 5222 or Prue Floyd – Manager, Court Practice on 0408 232 718.

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 in a number of roles, including prison officers, community corrections officers and field officers. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email

Priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. If you are a current VPS employee, please ensure the JSE link is used for all internal applications.


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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