Advanced Case Manager - Echuca

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.

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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: CCP4
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/0548JAN23
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Ongoing, Full Time
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - 0548 - Advanced Case Manager - Echuca - ongoing, full time - January 2023.pdf (PDF, 225KB)
Offer Letter

Contact: Penny Swanson – Manager, Court Practice
0409 516 270

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Echuca
  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety, managing a caseload of complex offenders
  • Salary range $90,067 - $102,192 per annum plus superannuation

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 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 offenders to build responsibility, and
  • Connecting offenders to programs, services and community.

About the role

Advanced Case Managers within the Court Practice stream are responsible for applying evidence-based case management practices to offenders with complex needs and those who have committed serious offences.

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.

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.

About you

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.

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.

Contact details

For more details regarding this position, please review the position description or contact Penny Swanson – Manager, Court Practice on 0409 516 270.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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 three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital 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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