Senior Programs Officer (Clinical)

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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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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: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/7003A
Closing Date: 28-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: n/a
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)

7003 - Senior Programs Officer (Clinical) - Position Description (November 2017).doc (Word, 888KB)

Contact: Marni Woods - Manager, Quality and Standards Unit
03 8684 6762

Position Details

Senior Programs Officer (Clinical)

  • Opportunity to shape clinical service delivery for offenders
  • Stakeholder engagement with other experienced clinicians
  • Work with a strong and supportive team in a dynamic environment

The Offender Management Division, Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for managing the movement of prisoners through the system. The division is also responsible for reducing reoffending by providing case management, programs and services that engage offenders in positive behavioural change and ensuring that all programs are delivered to the highest standards and maintain best practice in CV.

The Senior Program Officer (Clinical) role is located in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch.  The branch encapsulates a range of units responsible for CV's strategic statewide service and program development across prisons and community corrections for a range of vulnerable cohorts in accordance with Government priorities. 

Reporting to the Manager of the Quality and Standards Unit, the Senior Program Officer (Clinical) role is responsible for service and program development of offending behaviour programs with a focus on clinical pathways for prisoners and offenders across the correctional system. 

Areas of interest will include:

  • Cultural integrity and resilience,
  • Women, youth, and those with a disability and the aging,
  • Transition and reintegration services on entry to prison and through to post-release and
  • Clinical, psycho-educational and wellbeing interventions for general and violent offenders

You will lead, plan, consult and advise on offence specific and offence related services and program development and ensure effective implementation and delivery of quality improvement initiatives for prisoners and offenders.

A key component of the role will be to proactively identify emerging issues to ensure responsivity to strategic, operational and service demands as well as actively contribute to and inform ongoing service and quality improvement of services to ensure best practice is maintained.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the design and development of programs and services.
  • Demonstrated understanding and awareness of the key issues impacting complex service environments.

This is an exciting opportunity to engage with a range of stakeholders and clinicians both nationally and internationally, resolve emgerging service issues and identify opportunities for improvement.

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

Applications close Sunday 26 November 2017

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