Program Manager (MI)

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Grampians Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/CV0311MAY
Closing Date: 24-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 10 months
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)

CV0311 - Program Manager (MI), Grampians Region - Position Description.doc (Word, 858KB)

Contact: Lisa Draper
0429 512 109

Position Details

  • Define and lead Motivational Interactions training strategy across Grampians Region
  • Fixed term opportunity
  • Grampians Region

 An exciting opportunity exists for a Program Manager on a fixed term basis with the Grampians Region.

Motivational Interactions (MI) is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person's own motivation for change. The use of MI in the case management of prisoners and offenders has been a key element in Correction Victoria's approach to reducing recidivism rates and underpins the Offender Management Framework.

Working closely with the Offender Management Development Branch of Corrections Victoria, the Program Manager will lead the MI strategy across the Grampians Region. This strategy includes ensuring all relevant work teams have plans in place for improving staff MI confidence and capability, and the continuing development and maintenance of pool of accessible local trainer and coach resources. The position will also have a lead role in local coordination and guidance of the evaluation contractor, and for building the program into a sustainable regional framework. There will be extensive requirements for training/ program coordination, scheduling and record keeping related to delivery of MI training across prisons and CCS, with a view to implementing future sustainable systems around these processes. The individual may also be required to deliver MI training as required.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of Motivational Interactions and its use within the correctional system
  • knowledge & expertise in planning and delivery of training to groups of staff
  • excellent stakeholder management skills.

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.

Applications for this role close midnight Thursday 24 May 2018


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