Specialist Case Manager - Cranbourne

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: CCP4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/CV0179_22
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: To 30 June 2023
Attachments: Position Description - (CCP4) - CV0179 - Specialist Case Manager - Cranbourne - Fixed term, full time - September 2022.docx (Word, 538KB)

Contact: Amy Lalor - Principal Practitioner
Amy.Lalor@justice.vic.gov.au or 0439 692 307

Position Details

  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety
  • Be part of a diverse and supportive team
  • Full time, fixed term position to June 2023 based in Cranbourne

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 the Specialist Case Manager based in Cranbourne, you will be responsible for delivering high quality case management to a caseload of the highest priority sex and violent offenders under correctional supervision. SCMs are responsible for ensuring that the nature of serious offender management aligns with best practice initiatives, including managing offenders using strengths-based case management approaches and dynamic risk assessment in line with Corrections Victoria's Offender Management Framework.

You will contribute to a strengthened and integrated through-care approach, including transition from imprisonment to community, through close partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, with an overarching emphasis on community safety. You will also provide advice and mentoring to other correctional staff who are supervising lower priority sex offenders and contribute to the review of the operationalisation of the role. This is a full time, fixed term position through to 30 June 2023.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience in advanced case management of highly complex individuals, including proven needs assessment and intervention skills
  • experience working within a legislative framework
  • excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare complex reports and Departmental and Ministerial briefings
  • strong conflict management skills providing guidance to staff, addressing concerns and defusing emotionally charged situations.

A tertiary qualification in an appropriate discipline is also desirable.

For further information about this position, please contact Amy Lalor, Principal Practitioner on 0439 692 307.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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