Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager - Reservoir

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/7166_5444
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 1x Ongoing, full time 1x Fixed Term, full time
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - 7166 5444 - Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager - Reservoir - Various - September 2022.pdf (PDF, 235KB)


Contact: Donna Palma – Manager, Court Practice
0411 283 107

Position Details

  • Engage with the Aboriginal Community to provide cultural support and rehabilitation
  • One ongoing and one 12 month opportunity based in Melbourne's northern suburbs
  • Excellent training and career development offered

About us

Corrections Victoria is committed to the delivery of responsive and culturally appropriate services that meet the objectives to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people within the Criminal Justice System as part of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, through the provision of correctional supports and services that reduce the risk of reoffending.

Corrections Victoria (CV) understands that to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system and to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending, unique strategies and initiatives must be implemented. Through its long-standing commitment to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, the Koori Inclusion Action Plan and in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, CV has developed this unique Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager role.

About the role

As an Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager based at Reservoir Community Correctional Services (CCS), you will be responsible for and manage a case load of predominantly Aboriginal offenders assessed as being at high risk of reoffending, including ensuring effective assessment, planning, intervention and review.

You will also lead the provision of advice to Community Correctional Services managers and staff on issues impacting the effective case management of Aboriginal offenders, and the development and implementation of cultural support plans for Aboriginal offenders

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
  • an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both socially and culturally, and the issues impacting on it
  • an understanding of, or experience in, effective case management practices including proactively managing risk of complex individuals
  • an understanding of, or experience in, modelling pro-social behaviours, motivating and influencing those being case managed
  • assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010”

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

For more details regarding this position, please contact:

  • Donna PalmaManager, Court Practice on 0411283107.

Why work with us?

All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

We have various staff support networks in place including a state-wide Aboriginal Staff Network, Aboriginal Youth Network and regional Aboriginal Staff Networks. These networks assist in developing and retaining Aboriginal staff through peer support, professional and personal development, establishing connections and providing valuable cultural peer support from other Aboriginal staff members.

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.

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.

All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

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

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.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you


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