Professional Practice Advisor

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 children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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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: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/5712/
Closing Date: 04-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description [CCP4] - Professional Practice Adviser, Werribee - Ongoing, Full time .docx (Word, 753KB)


Contact: Sarah Spiteri
0429 307 557

Position Details

  • Contribute to the delivery of a corrections system that keeps our community safe
  • Ongoing, full time position (potential opportunity for fixed term)
  • Salary range  $85,279- $96,759 + super + benefits

About the Role

We are currently seeking a Professional Practice Advisor within the West Metro Region of Victoria.

You will provide:

  • Highly developed case practice advice
  • Support, coach, role model and develop case management staff in the integration of theory and practice
  • Support the Manager, Professional Practice and undertake case practice quality audits
  • Providing regular practice forums and education sessions to embed best practices across the region

You will also undertake regular monitoring of regional performance, contributing to the formation of policy and procedures that strengthen case practice and support regional specific workforce development initiatives.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience in best practice case management frameworks and theoretical concepts to reduce risk and maximise individual outcomes
  • well-developed interpersonal skills including building strong relationships and developing an understanding of others in order to motivate them and address conflict
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop a range of complex reports and evidence based recommendations.

A relevant qualification in social work, psychology, human services, criminal justice or criminology and experience in a related field is also desirable.

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.

A little 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 Community Safety. 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.

To speak with Ebony Pisanelli - Regional Recruitment Business Partner for the role please connect on LinkedIn at the link below:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebony-pisanelli-97551834/

This is a full time, ongoing position with possibility of recruiting to an additional fixed term role.

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.


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