Manager Professional Practice - Geelong

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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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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP5
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/0049_SEPT
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP5) - 0049 - Manager Professional Practice, Geelong - Ongoing, Full Time - Sept 2022.pdf (PDF, 293KB)


Contact: Luke Tucker on 0437 111 259
luke.tucker@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Contribute to the delivery of a state-wide corrections system that keeps our community safe
  • Enhance the quality and effectiveness of evidence based best practice case management
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity supporting the Barwon South West Region

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) is a state-wide service providing for the management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole. In this role CCS helps offenders 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 relevant statutory bodies such as the Adult Parole Board and Post Sentence Authority. CCS plays a vital role in contributing to the safety of the community by:

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

About the role

The role of a Manager, Professional Practice:

  • Ensures high level case consultation to all service delivery streams
  • Lead development initiatives to enhance outcomes
  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports, briefings and submissions

The Manager drives and develops strategic regional improvements to maximise practice effectiveness and the continued improvement in case management across both the Court Practice and Parole and Specialist Practice streams.

The primary responsibility for the Manager is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of case management through the provision of individual support and professional development for case management staff, supervisors and managers, thus increasing the application of evidence-based case management practice.

To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate:

  • extensive knowledge and experience in case management of complex and high-risk clients
  • substantial understanding of and experience in best practice initiatives in relation to risk management with complex and high-risk individuals
  • comprehensive understanding and experience in best practice risk minimisation and therapeutic initiatives
  • well-developed interpersonal skills including building strong relationships and developing an understanding of others in order to motivate them and address conflict.

A relevant qualification in social work, psychology, human services, criminal justice or criminology and experience in a related field is also desirable.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Luke Tucker – A/Regional General Manager on 0437 111 259.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • 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.

 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.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


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