Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officer - Melbourne

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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/8412-JUN22
Closing Date: 06-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $82,101 - $88,336
Job Duration: Until 30/06/2024
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP3) - 8412 - Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Melbourne - Fixed term, full time - June 2022.docx (Word, 537KB)


Contact: Josephine Di Pietro - Manager Court Practice
Josephine.DiPietro@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Fixed Term, Full Time opportunity until 30 June 2024 based in the Melbourne CBD
  • Advise and provide recommendations to the courts
  • CCP3 position with a salary range of $82,101 - $88,336 per annum plus superannuation

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) contributes to the safety of the community by applying practices that reduce reoffending and connecting offenders to programs, services and community. CCS provides management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole. 

About the role

Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officers are responsible for supporting the operation of the Court Assessment and Prosecutions Service and applying relevant work practices. This includes conducting court assessments to determine an offender's suitability for a court order; facilitating the variation or cancellation of an order; or prosecuting individuals who fail to comply with their orders. Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officers will provide high quality evidence based advice to the judiciary in relation to sentencing.

This role will also provide timely, high quality, evidence-based advice to stakeholders (including the judiciary involved in the sentencing process) regarding an assessment of an offender's risk to community safety and their capacity to undertake a court order.

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

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.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, 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.

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.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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