Principal Practitioner - Hume Region

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP5
Work Location: North East - Wangaratta
Reference: VG/5802
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 5802 Principal Practitioner, Wangaratta - Ongoing, full time - May 2019.pdf (PDF, 336KB)

Contact: Annette Stephens
(03) 5858 7600

Position Details

  • Country living at its best….
  • Ongoing, full time based in Wangaratta or Wodonga
  • Relocation allowance available for the right applicant
  • Salary range $96,942 - $117,293 per annum plus superannuation

Destination Wangaratta or Wodonga

So much serenity
People turn to north east country living for myriad reasons. Some come for the clean air, solitude and gentler pace of life; while others want to be closer to their favourite thrills, like water and snow sports. You can do it all because Hume is a region of inspiring and accessible natural beauty; home to the Victorian Alps, Lake Eildon and hundreds of hectares of untamed bush.

In summer, you might feel like barbecuing some snags in the local public gardens; parking your jet ski by the Bonnie Doon pub and grabbing a pint; or hiking through the Strathbogie's and taking a refreshing dip in a swimming hole. When the winter chill sets in, you'll push the gloom away by taking your skis or snowboard to the slopes, catching a comedy at the local cinema or treating yourself to a bit of shopping in one of the major regional cities.

When the sun sets, you'll be treated to a light show better than fireworks. You haven't seen the night sky properly until you've left the city. You might spot the odd star shining out in the suburbs, but the city smog and light pollution forms a force-field around Melbourne, blurring the true beauty and expanse of the Milky Way. On a clear night in Hume, though, you can sleep out under a stunning canopy of the cosmos, making it the perfect place for solo reflection or a campfire with friends.

If you've got family spread between Melbourne and Sydney, Hume is a great launch pad. In some parts of the region, you'll be able to hit Sydney in half a day or Melbourne in a couple of hours. The roads are top class too, making your drive leisurely so you can save your energy for the family dinner.

Working and living in the Hume region

  • 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

  • Provide direct line management and supervision to staff including, Parole and Specialist Case Managers, Senior Parole Officers and Parole Officers.
  • Prepare documentation, make specialist recommendations and present information to the courts, Adult Parole Board and other stakeholders
  • Direct oversight in the management of high risk, complex and/or sensitive cases across the region
  • Opportunity to work and live in Wangaratta or Wodonga, within the Hume region; leave traffic, pollution and high rises in your rear vision mirror. Relocation allowances available (including relocating from Melbourne)

To succeed you will have:

  • extensive experience in case management and therapeutic work of offenders who      have committed complex offences.
  • experience working within a legislative framework.
  • experience managing a team in a similar environment
  • A current drivers licence

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

To find out more about the technical aspects of the role please speak to Annette Stephens, Regional General Manager on (03) 5858 7600

Why work with us?

  • Opportunity to work and live in Wangaratta or Wodonga, within the Hume 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 many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate and unpaid leave
  • Access to government car pools, when travel to other centres throughout Hume area

To speak with Melanie Stevens, Regional Recruitment Business Partner 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.

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 2 June 2019

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

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