General Manager, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ3355C
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - DJ3355 -GM, Rehabilitation & Reintegration Branch.doc (Word, 868KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Larissa Strong on (03) 8684 6521

Position Details

  • Utilise your high-level strategic thinking expertise to impact change in Corrections Victoria
  • Opportunity to lead and direct new program and service delivery to meet the needs of offenders and the community
  • Ongoing VPS Grade 6 role ($115,136-$154,076) plus superannuation

An exciting ongoing opportunity exists for a General Manager, Rehabilitation and Reintegration working in the Offender Management division of Corrections Victoria (Department of Justice and Regulation).

About us

The Offender Management Division of Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for providing best practice interventions which aim to reduce the risk of reoffending. 

The Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch is responsible for the design and development of programs and services to effectively facilitate and support positive community connections, behaviour change and reintegration. The Branch holds the following portfolios:

  • Naalamba Ganbu and Nerrlinggu Yilam* (Cultural Integrity and Resilience Unit), supporting Aboriginal programs and policy
  • Programs and support for women, youth, those with a disability and the ageing
  • Transition and Reintegration services on entry to prison and through to post-release
  • Family Violence intervention
  • The Branch also includes oversight and monitoring of service implementation regionally and statewide, across prisons and community corrections.

About the role

As the General Manager, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the evidence-based design, development and oversight of a range of programs and services for prisoners and offenders, including the monitoring of service implementation to ensure delivery against Government commitments.
  • Managing the Branch interface with key internal and external stakeholders, driving stakeholder co-operation and support for the design and implementation of programs and services.
  • Representing Corrections Victoria on a range of committees and initiate and maintain networks with key senior stakeholders both within and external to Government.
  • Identifying and managing emerging issues to ensure programs and services delivered by Corrections Victoria are responsive to strategic issues and specific groups.
  • Providing sound and contemporary advice to senior management about how to respond to emerging systemic issues and trends, including implications and risk management strategies.

The role operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires a capacity to exercise sound judgement, effectively liaise with key stakeholders and undertake effective, timely actions.

This is an ongoing position, and will be based at 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

About you

Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner, Offender Management, you will oversight and ensure the effective operation of the Branch and associated portfolios.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • High level problem solving skills and the ability to resolve complex and sensitive issues related to the delivery of correctional programs and services.
  • Extensive experience in undertaking complex service delivery planning, determining approaches and delegating effectively to ensure the achievement of business objectives.
  • Sound knowledge of and/or experience in Victorian government administrative processes.
  •  Effective stakeholders management skills with an ability to develop and enhance effective relationships, influence and gain stakeholder co-operation.
  • Adaptability and responsiveness to understand new subject matter quickly.

A tertiary qualification in social sciences and/or public policy would also be advantageous.

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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