Community Work Development Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Corrections Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: CCP3
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/CWP0317
Closing Date: 26-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $69,080 - $75,895
Job Duration: 14 Months
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)


Position Description - 7191 - Community Work Development Officer.doc (Word, 867KB)
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Fact Sheet - Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 103KB)
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Contact: Stephen Cadman
(03) 93006344

Position Details

  • Promote offender rehabilitation through meaningful community work
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Based in Derrimut, West Metro

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 Regulation. 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.

CCS will soon transition to a new structure divided into four best practice streams including: Court Practice, Parole and Specialist Practice, Practice Standards and Community Work and Partnerships, each with its own dedicated function.

About the role

Based in Derrimut, you will play a key role in the development and maintenance of productive and sustainable community work partnerships. 

You will actively seek opportunities for offenders to participate in meaningful work that promotes offender rehabilitation and enhances community safety.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience in effectively developing and maintaining productive and sustainable partnerships with community organisations
  • an ability to work collaboratively and mentor your colleagues
  • capability to produce detailed reports and other standard documents in line with procedural guidelines.

Experience in community services, not-for-profit or community development is also desirable.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, 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.


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