Principal Practitioner - Sunshine

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.

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 VPS staff transferring at level.

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.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

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: Community Services
Classification: CCP5
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/6657
Closing Date: 05-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Ongoing, full time
Attachments: Position Description - 6657 - Principal Practitioner, Sunshine.doc (Word, 867KB)
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Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)
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Contact: Maria Groh - General Manager
(03) 9974 4500

Position Details

  • Pivotal leadership role
  • Provide authoritative advice on offender management
  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Sunshine

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 Sunshine, you will have oversight of staff and case management practices across a service stream of prisoners on parole, including violent and sexual offenders, and post-sentence supervision. Reporting to the Community Correctional Services (CCS) Regional General Manager, this is a key position in the regional and CCS management structure providing supervision of case managers who are monitoring prisoners on parole and offenders subject to post-sentence supervision.

You will provide advice and consultation in relation to identified offender risk escalation behaviours, incident management and quality assurance practices and processes. You will also work closely and collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

A Drivers Licence is essential and regular regional travel is required, including overnight stays.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • extensive experience in the case management of complex and/or high-risk individuals
  • experience in best practice risk management initiatives and therapeutic work with high risk and complex individuals
  • knowledge and experience working within a legislative framework
  • excellent written communication skills including preparing comprehensive reports, briefings and submissions on high profile and sensitive cases
  • well-developed leadership capabilities including providing effective staff supervision, training and mentoring.

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.

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.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond

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


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