Senior Parole Officer - Dandenong

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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 adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/6921-JAN23
Closing Date: 12-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Ongoing, Full Time
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - 6921 - Senior Parole Officer - Dandenong - Ongoing, full time - Jan 2023.pdf (PDF, 225KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Hamish Fernando - A/Principal Practitioner
0408 662 401

Position Details

  • Support community safety by proactively motivating and engaging prisoners on parole
  • Join a dynamic and collaborative team
  • Full time, ongoing position based in Dandenong  

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 Community Safety. 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

As a Senior Parole Officer, you will deliver quality case management to a complex caseload of the highest priority, violent prisoners on parole. You will work autonomously and ensure that the management of prisoners under your supervision are case managed in line with the Corrections Victoria Offender Management Framework.

You will contribute to a strengthened and integrated risk assessment and management framework, including the transition process from imprisonment into the community. Building close partnership with internal and external stakeholders, you will have an overarching focus on community safety.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • well-developed engagement and case management skills
  • the ability to prepare high quality reports
  • experience in the application of best practice case management of complex and high risk clients
  • knowledge and experience in best practice risk and therapeutic initiatives.

Experience working within a legislative frameworkis also desirable.

For further information about the position, please contact Hamish Fernando, A/Principal Practitioner on 0408 662 401.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community, 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.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate with three doses registered (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


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