Parole Officer - Ballarat

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.

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: Corrections Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/6708
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $69,080 - $75,895
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)


Position Description - 6708 - Parole Officer.pdf (PDF, 121KB)


Contact: Michelle Briggs-Kelsall, A/Principal Practitioner
(03) 4301 7000

Position Details

  • Support community safety by proactively motivating and engaging prisoners on parole
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Based in Ballarat

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 Ballarat, you will supervise and monitor complex and high profile prisoners who have been released on parole by the Adult Parole Board (APB), contributing to an integrated transition process from imprisonment into the community, with an overarching consideration for community safety.

This includes identifying risk escalation behaviours and responding appropriately in consultation with managerial staff, interviewing and assessing prisoners on parole to produce quality reports to the APB, and assessing and referring prisoners on parole to appropriate programs and specialised services.

You will ensure that your case management practices align with best practice principles, in particular, the Corrections Victoria Offender Management Framework.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience in the application of best practice case management and theoretical concepts to reduce risk and maximise client outcomes
  • experience in the case management of complex and high risk clients
  • knowledge and experience in best practice risk and therapeutic initiatives
  • excellent written communication skills including detailed report writing experience.

Experience working within a legislative framework 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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