Case Manager - Ballarat

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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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/5266_MAY22
Closing Date: 05-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $81,087 - $87,245
Job Duration: Until 28/04/2023
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP3) - 5266 - Case Manager - Ballarat - Fixed Term, full time - May 2022.docx (Word, 539KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Aaron Flintrop - Manager, Court Practice
aaron.flintrop@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Fixed Term, Full Time opportunity until 28 April 2023 based in Ballarat
  • Case Management with a focus on rehabilitation to reduce reoffending
  • Salary range $81,087 - $87,245 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

Case Managers in the Court Practice stream are responsible for applying evidence-based case management practices to offenders at medium or high risk of reoffending.

This role is required to manage a case load of 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.

This role is required to utilise case management practices to actively engage offenders and ensure responsive, targeted interventions to assist in reducing their risk of reoffending. Case Managers must support offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated understanding and/or practice of effective case management practices; proactively managing risk with more complex individuals
  • demonstrated understanding and/or practice of modelling pro social behaviours and ability to motivate and influence individuals who are being case managed.
  • the ability to effectively negotiate and influence complex stakeholders to encourage participation and cooperation
  • excellent verbal communication skills with assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

A relevant qualification in social work or related human services discipline (preferred) or criminal justice, criminology (desirable) with work experience in a related field.

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.

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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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.

The Department has legislated duties to provide and maintain a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and other workplace participants. Consistent with these duties the Department has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all employees who are, or may be, required to work for the Department outside their ordinary place of residence to be COVID-19 vaccinated within the timeframes specified by the Department and/or any timeframe set by any Chief Health Officer direction. The policy applies to all new and current employees. 

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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