Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Horsham

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/7147JAN
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $82,101 - $88,336
Job Duration: Fixed Term, Full Time
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP3) - 7147 - Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Horsham - Fixed term, full time - November 2022.pdf (PDF, 238KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Aaron Flintrop on 0408 075 064

Position Details

  • Long term opportunity through till 2024 based in the Central Highlands region
  • Salary range $82,101 - $88,336 plus superannuation
  • Develop your experience in working in the courts with continuous learning and development opportunities

About Us

We work with people who the courts have decided must be supervised within the community. This includes people on parole, as well as people on court and post sentence supervision orders.

These people have often faced traumatic life experiences. They may have suffered physical and sexual abuse or grown up with few positive role models. Many have also suffered from or witnessed substance abuse as well. These experiences often bring about anti-social behaviours or self-protection strategies that can culminate in criminal actions.

It is our job as CCS staff to be positive role models for these people, as they try address their offending behaviours to make a better life for themselves in our community.

What you will do

Based in Horsham in the court practice stream, as the Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer, you will:

  • conduct assessments to determine an offender's suitability for a court order and provide relevant recommendations
  • facilitate order variations and prosecute offenders who fail to comply with their orders
  • provide timely, well organised and evidence-based advice regarding an offender's risk to community safety.

The position will be required to adhere to local or regional rostering arrangements and other staffing management practices as directed.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience or knowledge of court processes, prosecutions or related areas
  • an ability to provide human services in needs assessment and development of interventions
  • capability to provide evidence-based advice and recommendations to the court that maximise offender responsiveness interventions
  • an ability to manage offenders exhibiting challenging behaviours and escalate as required.

A relevant qualification in social work, law, human services, criminal justice or criminology and experience in a court advice, assessments or prosecutions field is also desirable.

Working and living in the Central Highlands region

If you want a radical change from the big smoke, perhaps bunking down in a smaller regional centre might be for you. AraratStawellSt. Arnaud and Horsham all offer something a little different while still capturing the country hospitality and close community ties so revered by tree-changers. Move into one of these towns and you'll meet a lot of interesting people doing different things – popular industries include agriculture, tourism, wine production, brick manufacturing and meat production. You'll likely find many folks have spirited opinions too. If you're up for it, there's never a spirited debate far away in small towns, be it at the pub or footy club, and it can be a stack of fun to say your piece on the issue of the day.

The central highlands region captures a physically stunning slab of Victoria steeped in historical significance. A life here can offer all the city mod cons with a great escape only a short drive away, or you can make a true change of pace by living in a small town or on a farm.

If wanderlust is more your mode, head straight for the Grampians National Park. ‘The Grampians' are famed for stellar granite formations, gorgeous lakes and breathtaking panoramic views – just search ‘Grampians lookouts' and you'll get an idea of what we're talking about.

Many hotspots are accessible by car, and are a great place to clear your head, while others might challenge you to get your compass out and find your own way. The Grampians are so expansive and varied that it doesn't matter whether you love to camp, ride, fish or swim; you'll be able to find your own corner of the park to cherish.

To find out more about the accountabilities of the role please contact Aaron Flintrop - Manager, Court Practice on 0408 075 064.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

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.


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 (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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