Manager, Prison Disability Support Initiative

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0751J
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 2 February 2024
Attachments: Position Description - Manager PDSI.docx (Word, 540KB)


Contact: Innika La Fontaine on 0409 193 875
innka.lafontaine@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment, treatment, behaviour support and other interventions for prisoners with disability and complex needs.
  • Fixed term until 2 February 2024.
  • VPS Grade 6 : $127,467 - $170,579 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Manager, Prison Disability Support Initiative to provide a critical role within Corrections and Justice Services.

About the business unit

Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for the direction, management and operation of Victoria's corrections system. As a service agency within the Department of Justice and Community Safety, CV develops and implements policies, programs and services that ensure the safe and secure containment of prisoners, and that seek to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.

The Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch (RRB), within the Offender Services Division of CV, is responsible for a range of offender programs and services across both prisons and Community Correctional Services. RRB's purpose is to contribute to a safer community through a safe and humane corrections system that provides opportunities for rehabilitation, supports reintegration and working toward Aboriginal self-determination.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch as the Manager, Prison Disability Support Initiative you will lead a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment, treatment, behaviour support and other interventions for prisoners with disability and complex needs, with specific focus on prisoners with cognitive impairment. You will continue to develop the PDSI service, as well as providing clinical leadership and line management to the team.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide strategic and clinical leadership and oversight of the delivery of services to service users, in alignment with best practice, government policy, legal, stakeholder and operational priorities.
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team including facilitating access to clinical supervision for clinical staff, overseeing performance management, and professional development opportunities for all staff working within the Prison Disability Support Initiative.
  • Proactively identify and analyse emerging systemic issues and trends impacting delivery of clinical services. Provide authoritative advice to senior management about how to respond to those issues, including implications and risk management strategies.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of four years post-registration clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing values driven leadership within a highly complex service delivery area, preferably in relation to people with disability and complex needs.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and leading staff.
  • Experience in and knowledge of assessment, individual and group treatment and behaviour intervention treatment models with complex populations.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the application of best practice principles of therapeutic intervention with offenders.
  • An understanding of the challenges involved in working within a forensic environment.

Qualifications

  • Registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • A current Victorian driver's licence is required.

 

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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

 

 


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