Assessment and Transition Coordinator

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/3476MAY
Closing Date: 27-May-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 3476 - Assessment and Transition Coordinator - VPS Grade 3.docx (Word, 752KB)

Contact: Tanya Tromp on: (03) 9321 4300

Position Details

About us

Corrections Victoria (CV) is a business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety and is responsible for the management of prisons and community correctional services in Victoria.
The position of Assessment and Transition Coordinator is situated within the Offender Services Team at each prison.

Located on Spencer Street in West Melbourne, the Melbourne Assessment Prison is a maximum-security facility providing statewide assessment and orientation services for all male prisoners received into the prison system. 

About the role

The Assessment and Transition Coordinator undertakes prisoner risk assessments, facilitates the parole application processes, including liaison with the Adult Parole Board and Community Correctional Services, and provides a range of support and services to assist prisoners to transition into, through and out of prison. This includes:

  • participating in case management review meetings to develop and review progress against local plans
  • coordinating prisoner involvement in transitional programs
  • liaison and provision of assistance to external service providers
  • facilitating referrals
  • delivering and coordinating the delivery of the programs. 

The Assessment and Transition Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the prison complies with requirements as outlined within the prison's Service Delivery Outcomes and other relevant policies.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • an understanding of transition and reintegration issues, and the needs of prisoners
  • the ability to ability to administer risk assessment tools with individual prisoners
  • the aptitude to work with clients who are difficult to engage individually and in group work settings
  • the capacity to work collaboratively within a prison setting.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on 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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