Regional Manager, Offending Behaviour Programs

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/3433B
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: Until June 2019
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Position Description 3433 Regional Manager, Offending Behaviour Programs.doc (Word, 859KB)

Contact: Rima Fullick on (03) 8684 0387

Position Details

  • Bring your offending behaviour interventions and management experience to the Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Senior VPS Grade 6 role ($115,134 - $154,076 plus superannuation)
  • Fixed term – Full-time position until June 2019

An exciting opportunity exists with the Department of Justice and Regulation to manage our Offending Behaviour Programs in the North West Metropolitan Area.

About Us

Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) are delivered via a hybrid services delivery model comprised of departmental staff and private providers. Regional OBP is responsible for providing offending behaviour programs to eligible prisoners in public Prisons and offenders reporting to Community Correctional Services.

OBP seek to reduce an offender's risk of re-offending. Interventions may address violence propensity, general offending behaviour, motivation to change, maintaining change, emotion management and other offence-related topics.

The North West Metropolitan Area (NWMA) accounts for approximately 1700 staff across a number of sites. These sites are located in either the North or West of the Area and deliver a range of services including: custodial services at prisons, Community Correctional Services, Youth Justice Services, Sheriff's Operations, Consumer Affairs, front of house enquiries (including Births, Deaths and Marriages applications) and management of community services (including Victims' Support across the area).

About the role

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Regional Manager Offending Behaviour Program (OBP) is accountable for all aspects of the delivery of the regional Offending Behaviour Programs across the Regional Service Network. The Regional Manager OBP manages performance, resources, quality assurance and regional OBP staff within an allocated budget.

The Regional Manager OBP is also responsible for leading the regional OBP team, ensuring that staff receive mandatory training, supervision and professional development. Regional Managers of OBP contribute to service design and the development of relevant service standards within Corrections.

As a member of the Area Executive Committee, the Regional Manager OBP contributes to the strategic direction of the Area and holds various responsibilities as a senior regional officer.  The Regional Manager OBP develops and maintains effective relationships with key internal colleagues and external stakeholders including local stakeholders within Government and in the non-Government sector.

About you

As our ideal candidate, we are seeking a motivated individual with;

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in offending behaviour interventions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation, management and monitoring of complex frontline services.
  • An operational understanding of the Corrections environment and the key issues that impact on offending behaviour programs.
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team of service delivery staff. 
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as forensic, clinical or criminology (desirable).

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

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.

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