Practice Leader, Assessment and Referral Court List

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria’s vision is to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community. Operating at 51 locations across the state, the court has a broad and diverse jurisdiction. For more information www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC0165
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC0165 Position Description ARC Practice Leader.doc (Word, 104KB)


MC0165 - Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 105KB)


Contact: Susanna Sibillin
0437 200 283

Position Details

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join its Court Support Services (CSS) team at this exciting time of expansion of its Assessment and Referral Court (ARC) List program. The ARC List is a specialist court developed to meet the needs of accused persons who have a mental illness and/or cognitive impairment.

In this newly created Practice Leader role, you will have responsibility for the development and implementation of practice improvement and professional development processes within the ARC List program. Working closely with stakeholders across a number of court locations, you will ensure that the program is aligned with current, evidence-based approaches to meeting the needs of people with multiple and complex needs.

As the ARC List Practice Leader, you will also develop clinical guidelines and operational policies that will ensure consistency of service delivery across a number of teams and court locations.

We encourage you to apply if you possess the following:

  • Relevant qualifications in social work, psychology or equivalent discipline
  • Extensive experience in a practice leadership or management role within the mental health or disability service sectors
  • Detailed knowledge of practice models and frameworks for working with clients with multiple and complex needs
  • Strong team player with effective communication skills and a flexible approach 

In return, CSS offers a unique opportunity to develop your practice leadership skills within a supportive team environment. You will be provided with ongoing professional development opportunities and be part of driving practice excellence and high quality service provision to clients in the ARC List program.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact  Susanna Sibillin on 0437 200 283.

Applications close Monday 22 January 2017 

Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.


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