Advanced Case Manager - Ballarat

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: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/0389
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Ongoing, Full Time
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - 0389 - Advanced Case Manager - Ballarat - Ongoing, full time - September 2022.docx (Word, 541KB)


Contact: Aaron Flintrop - Manager, Court Practice
aaron.flintrop@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About Us

We work with people who the courts have decided must be supervised within the community. This includes people on parole, as well as people on court and post sentence supervision orders.

These people have often faced traumatic life experiences. They may have suffered physical and sexual abuse or grown up with few positive role models. Many have also suffered from or witnessed substance abuse as well. These experiences often bring about anti-social behaviours or self-protection strategies that can culminate in criminal actions.

It is our job as CCS staff to be positive role models for these people, as they try address their offending behaviours to make a better life for themselves in our community.

What you will do

Advanced Case Managers will manage a case load of offenders on court orders. This involves conducting risk assessments, preparing case plans, providing interventions, proactively challenging offending behaviours, addressing the underlying factors in offending whilst directing and monitoring compliance with court order obligations. This role must also support offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety.

This role will necessitate that Advanced Case Managers demonstrate exceptional offender engagement and case management skills, including sound interviewing skills and establishment of goals and objectives within the supervision process. In addition, it is expected that Advanced Case Managers possess strong written skills demonstrated through the ability to prepare high quality reports for internal and external correspondence, in particular for the judiciary.

This role will also contribute to a strengthened and integrated through-care approach for offenders transitioning from prison onto court orders, through close partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Advanced Case Managers are also responsible for enhancing the court practice streams capacity to provide a high standard of practice, fostering good working relationships and providing guidance, mentoring and support to team members

Working and living in the Central Highlands region

If the cosmopolitan option sounds up your alley, then Ballarat marks the spot. A quick brush-up on history for you: about 170 years ago, news that the Ballarat region was home to the richest alluvial goldfield in the world resulted in a population explosion. Wannabe prospectors sailed from all over the world praying they'd find a fortune in their pans, and many did. The nuggets dried up eventually, though, but the rich heritage remained – the gold rush bankrolled the creation of the opulent buildings, fountains and gardens that give the city its famed old-world charm today.

 

For the current Ballarat community, the perks of life here are slightly humbler. Reasonably priced property; great schools; lots of open space for sport, rest and play; and quick and easy transport to the city make this a perfect place to raise a family. 

 

The central highlands region captures a physically stunning slab of Victoria steeped in historical significance. A life here can offer all the city mod cons with a great escape only a short drive away, or you can make a true change of pace by living in a small town or on a farm.

 

If wanderlust is more your mode, head straight for the Grampians National Park. ‘The Grampians' are famed for stellar granite formations, gorgeous lakes and breathtaking panoramic views – just search ‘Grampians lookouts' and you'll get an idea of what we're talking about.

 

Many hotspots are accessible by car, and are a great place to clear your head, while others might challenge you to get your compass out and find your own way. The Grampians are so expansive and varied that it doesn't matter whether you love to camp, ride, fish or swim; you'll be able to find your own corner of the park to cherish.

To find out more about the accountabilities of the role please contact Aaron Flintrop, Manager, Court Practice at aaron.flintrop@justice.vic.gov.au

 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.

Applications close 11:59pm on 25 September 2022

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


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