Aboriginal 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/3835_JUNE
Closing Date: 18-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $82,101 - $88,336
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP3) - 3835 - Aboriginal Case Manager - Bendigo - Fixed Term, full time - June 2022 .docx (Word, 540KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Penny Swanson on 0409 516 270
Penelope.Swanson@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

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.

  • Fixed term, full time opportunity for 12 months based in Bendigo
  • Engage with the Loddon Mallee region Aboriginal Community
  • Salary range: $82,101 - $88,336 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.

Corrections Victoria (CV) understands that to reduce the over representation 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, CV has developed this unique Aboriginal Case Manager role.

About the role

The Aboriginal Case Manager will be responsible for managing a case load with a majority of Aboriginal offenders with a range of order requirements aimed at reducing the risk of reoffending through conducting risk assessments, preparing case plans, providing interventions and addressing the underlying causes of offending, whilst directing and monitoring compliance with court order obligations.

The unique purpose of this role is that it will be responsible for developing and implementing cultural support plans for Aboriginal offenders and working with Aboriginal justice networks to identify appropriate support to strengthen case management for Aboriginal offenders.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have knowledge of case management processes and frameworks
  • have the ability to develop relationships with Aboriginal organisations and other organisations that support and strengthen the case management process. have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
  • have knowledge and an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the social and cultural issues which impacting upon it.
  • have knowledge and experience to provide strong personal guidance and  advice, and have the ability to negotiate from a position of strength 

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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be used.

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. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.


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