Aboriginal Case Manager - Gippsland

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Gippsland - Various
Reference: VG/3836A
Closing Date: 16-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $76,588 - $82,404
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 3836 Aboriginal Case Manager, Morwell- Ongoing - April 2019.pdf (PDF, 330KB)

Contact: Tegan Ryan - A/Manager Court Practice
0448 115 871

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Morwell
  • Engage with the Gippsland Aboriginal Community
  • Salary range $76,588 - $82,404 per annum plus superannuation

Destination Morwell

Escape from city life to explore Gippsland, from Phillip Island to Bairnsdale, and be rewarded with unspoilt beaches lakes and mountains offering natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty. Take your pick from distinct regional pockets with visits to quaint seaside villages, alpine towns and farming communities. Relax on unspoilt beaches, fill up on farm-fresh produce, locally produced wines and beers and get active on the region's lakes, rivers and mountain ranges.

Working and living in Morwell

  • Cheaper cost of living, larger properties for an affordable price, fresh local produce, wineries, local music and cultural events
  • Family friendly and safe living community environment - high quality schools and community events
  • Natural, clean, untouched attractions, offering family friendly parks, fishing, and BBQ area

What you will do

As an Aboriginal Case Manager, you will be responsible for managing a case load for Aboriginal offenders with a range of order requirements aimed at reducing the risk of reoffending through conducting, assessing risk of recidivism, rehabilitation, supervision, and programming needs for Aboriginal people subject to court order.

You will also be responsible for developing and implementing case plans and cultural support plans and working with Aboriginal Justice networks to identify appropriate support to strengthen case management of Aboriginal offenders in the local community.

This role will have a duel responsibility of Court Assessment and Prosecution within the Latrobe Valley Court, mainly Koori Court.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have knowledge of case management frameworks
  • the ability to develop relationships with Aboriginal organisations and other organisations that support and strengthen the case management of Aboriginal offenders to build robust and positive partnerships
  • have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
  • Have the knowledge and an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community and the social and cultural issues impacting on the community
  • Have knowledge and experience to provide compelling guidance, advice and have to be able to negotiate from a position of strength 
  • Ideally have exposure to complex groups such as homelessness, drug and alcohol, and child protection.

For further detail, please refer to the Position Description attached.

To find out more about the technical aspects of the role please speak to Tegan Ryan, A/Manager Court Practice on 0448 115 871 or tegan.ryan@justice.vic.gov.au

To speak with our Aboriginal Employment Team please call (03) 8684 1751 or aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Why work with us?

  • Gain access to dedicated personal support from our Aboriginal Employment Team throughout your job application and your career with the department
  • Become part of the department's 100 + strong Aboriginal Staff network
  • Opportunity to work and live within the Gippsland region; leave traffic, pollution and high rises in your rear vision mirror. Relocation allowances available (including relocating from Melbourne)
  • Flexible working arrangements; ensure you maintain work/life balance
  • Annual salary increases (within the Victorian Public Service (VPS) banding grade) when annual performance benchmarks are met
  • Job security, offering an ongoing position as part of the Victorian Public Service
  • Opportunity for networking and professional development: attend training, seminars and conferences across Victoria
  • Generous leave entitlements – including provisions for cultural and ceremonial leave.
  • Koori Mentoring Program
  • Access to government car pools, when travel to other centers throughout Gippsland area

To speak with Adam Stevenson, Recruitment Team Leader about the recruitment process please connect on LinkedIn at the link below:


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.

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

We respectfully acknowledge the original peoples of Gippsland, the Gunai/Kurnai, Bunurong, Bidawal, Monero-Ngarigo and Yuin and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and developing. We also pay our respects to other Aboriginal people who have made important contributions to Gippsland.

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