Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager - Bendigo

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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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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 - Bendigo
Reference: VG/1995_JAN
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager, Bendigo - Jan 2023.docx (Word, 540KB)

Contact: Penny Swanson on 0409 516 270

Position Details

  • Ongoing full time opportunity based in Bendigo
  • Engage with the Loddon Mallee region Aboriginal Community
  • Salary range: $92,067-$102,192 plus superannuation

This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

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.

Corrections and Justice Services (CJS) understands that to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system and to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending, unique strategies and initiatives must be implemented. 

Through its long-standing commitment to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, the Koori Inclusion Action Plan and in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, CJS has developed this unique Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager role.

About the role

The Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager will be responsible for managing a case load with a majority of Aboriginal offenders to deliver dynamic evidence based best practice in the case management of offenders with complex needs and those who have committed serious offences. The unique purpose of this role is that it will be responsible for leading the provision of advice to General Managers/Operations Managers and Community Correctional Services on issues impacting on the effective case management of Aboriginal offenders and the development and implementation of cultural support plans for Aboriginal offenders. 

The role will also be responsible for supporting the Aboriginal Case Manager and other case managers in their case management of Aboriginal offenders. Aboriginal Advanced Case Managers may also be required to provide advice to the Koori Court to assist in the sentencing process.   

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture and the issues impacting on it.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of best practice case management frameworks including the provision of needs assessment in human services context.
  • Ability to implement theoretical concepts to reduce risk and maximise individual outcomes.

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.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide your resume, along with a covering letter that details your motivation for applying and includes the skills and attributes you would bring to the role.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. 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.


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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