Specialist Case Manager - 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.

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.

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: CCP4
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/6773
Closing Date: 23-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description 6773 - Specialist Case Manager, Sunshine.doc (Word, 867KB)
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Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)
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Contact: Sibel Bulus - Principal Practitioner
(03) 9300 6300

Position Details

  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Sunshine
  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities

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 deliver high quality case management to a caseload of the highest priority sex offenders under correctional supervision, ensuring that the nature of sex offender management aligns with best practice initiatives. You will manage offenders in line with the Good Lives Model of Offender Rehabilitation, a strengths-based approach that is one of the underpinnings of Corrections Victoria's Offender Management Framework.

You will contribute to a strengthened and integrated through-care approach, including transition from imprisonment to community, through close partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, with an overarching emphasis on community safety. You will also provide advice and mentoring to other correctional staff who are supervising lower priority sex offenders and contribute to the review of the operationalisation of the role.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience in advanced case management of highly complex individuals, including proven needs assessment and intervention skills
  • experience working within a legislative framework
  • excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare complex reports and Departmental and Ministerial briefings
  • strong conflict management skills providing guidance to staff, addressing concerns and defusing emotionally charged situations.

A tertiary qualification in an appropriate discipline 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.

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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