Manager, Professional Practice - Bendigo

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP5
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/0057
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)
Job Specification

Position Desciption - 0057 - Manager Professional Practice, Bendigo.doc (Word, 869KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)
Job Specification

Position Desciption - 0057 - Manager Professional Practice, Bendigo.doc (Word, 869KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Penny Swanson - A/Regional General Manager
0428 036 406

Position Details

  • Contribute to the delivery of a corrections system that keeps our community safe
  • Enhance the quality and effectiveness of evidence based best practice case management
  • Ongoing, full time leadership opportunity based in Bendigo

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 Regulation. CCS is responsible for the management and supervision of prisoners on parole, clients under post sentence supervision and court orders.

Community Correctional Services is currently experiencing rapid growth in the offender population. In response to this, Corrections Victoria will embed evidence based practice across all areas of our work and target responses to the areas that will allow the greatest impacts to be made. This approach will contribute to a safer community and strengthen CCS for the future.

About the role

Based in Bendigo, you will develop and drive strategic case management effectiveness and improvements across the Court Practice, Parole and Specialist Practice streams. Working closely with case managers, supervisors and managers, you will support and professionally develop them to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the application of evidence based case management. 

The role also includes the supervision of senior practice advisers across community correctional services (CCS). These staff advise, coach and mentor and are considered role models of best practice case management. Your support and guidance will therefore be extremely valuable. 

Please note the successful candidate will be required to travel to the other CCS locations in Loddon Mallee region including Mildura and Swan Hill as required by operational needs.

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.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, 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 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.


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