Aboriginal Case Manager - 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 contact the contact person listed on this advertisement.

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
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/3835B
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $74,159 - $79,790
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)


PD 3835 Aboriginal Case Manager- Bendigo.pdf (PDF, 352KB)


Contact: Paul Coleman - A/Manager, Court Practice
(03) 5440 6100

Position Details

 

  • Based in Bendigo
  • Engage with the Victorian Koori Community
  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety

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.

CCS 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

Corrections Victoria is committed to the delivery of responsive and culturally appropriate services that meet the objectives of the department's Aboriginal Justice Agreements.

Based in Bendigo, you will manage both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal offenders on court orders by conducting risk assessments, preparing case plans, providing interventions and addressing the underlying causes of offending.

You will support offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety. You may also be required to provide advice to the Koori Court to assist in the sentencing process.  

This is an Aboriginal identified position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori Community
  • an understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, both socially and culturally, and the issues impacting on it
  • an understanding of, or experience in, effective case management practices including proactively managing risk of complex individuals
  • an understanding of, or experience in, modelling pro-social behaviours, with the ability to motivate and influence individuals who are being case managed
  • assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

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.

Other benefits of working with the Department of Justice and Regulation include: 

  • an active and supportive state-wide Koori staff network and annual conference 
  • dedicated Koori professional development and leadership programs 
  • flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices

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.

An information session will be held at Bendigo Justice Centre (3 William Vahland Place, Bendigo 3550) on Tuesday 29thMay 2018 at 6:00pm. Please visit Evenbrite to register.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-career-as-an-aboriginal-case-manager-in-bendigo-free-info-session-bendigo-tickets-45884864866


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