Case Manager / Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officer - Werribee

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.

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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.
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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: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/5764
Closing Date: 29-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $72,884 - $78,418
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description [CCP3] - Case Manager Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer (Combined role).doc (Word, 873KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ross Chapman, A/Manager, Court Practice
0439 596 804

Position Details

  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety through offender case management
  • Advise and provide recommendations to the courts, assessing offenders' court order suitability
  • 2 ongoing, full time opportunities available, based in Werribee

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

Based in Werribee, you will apply court services work practices as well as evidence based case management practices, to a caseload of offenders assessed at a medium or high risk of reoffending.

As part of this dual role, you will apply relevant court services work practices, including conducting assessments to determine an offender's suitability for a court order, facilitating order variations and prosecuting offenders who fail to comply with their orders.

You will utilise evidence based case management practices to actively engage offenders and ensure responsive, targeted interventions to assist in reducing their risk of reoffending, supporting offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience or understanding of effective case management practices; proactively managing risk with more complex individuals
  • experience or understanding of modelling pro-social behaviours with an ability to motivate and influence individuals
  • experience or understanding of court processes, prosecutions or related areas
  • assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

A relevant qualification in social work, law, human services, criminal justice or criminology, or experience in a court advice, assessments or prosecutions is also desirable.

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.

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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