Case Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/CMSEM
Closing Date: 21-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $81,087 - $87,245
Job Duration: Various
Attachments: Position Description [CCP3] - 1349_5304_7123 - Case Manager - December 2021.pdf (PDF, 188KB)


Contact: Chelsea Broadbent – Manager, Court Practice
Chelsea.Broadbent@justice.vic.gov.au/0439 697 105

Position Details

  • Play a critical role in offender rehabilitation and community safety
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Ongoing and fixed term positions based in Melbourne's South East

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

Community Correctional Services are currently recruiting three Case Manager positions based in Dandenong, Pakenham (both ongoing) and Cranbourne (fixed term to December 2022). As a Case Manager, you will support offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety. This involves managing a case load of offenders with a range of order requirements aimed at reducing their risk of reoffending. This includes conducting risk assessments, preparing case plans, providing interventions and addressing the underlying causes of offending. You will also be responsible for directing and monitoring compliance with offender's court order obligations.

You will utilise case management practices to actively engage offenders and ensure responsive, targeted interventions to assist in reducing their risk of reoffending.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience or understanding of effective case management practices; proactively managing risk with more complex individuals
  • experience or understanding of modelling pro-social behaviours with an ability to motivate and influence individuals
  • experience working in a legislative framework
  • assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours
  • capability to produce detailed reports and other standard documents in line with procedural guidelines.

A relevant qualification in social work, human services, criminal justice or criminology or experience in a related field is also desirable.

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.

For more details regarding these positions contact:

  • Ely Lee – Manager, Court Practice, Dandenong on 0448 172 978
  • Chelsea Broadbent – Manager, Court Practice, Pakenham on 0439 697 105
  • Leala Dowey – Manager, Professional Practice, Cranbourne on 0407 412 850

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.

As a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be required.

The role may be performed remotely for candidates who are successful in securing a position with us and induction training will also be completed online

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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