Drug and Alcohol Case Manager (Ballarat), Ballarat Magistrates' Court, Magistrates' Court of Victoria


• VPS 4 Full Time, Fixed Term role to 30 June 2023

• Regional location
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Ballarat - Central Highlands
Reference: VG/MC0793A
Closing Date: 05-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 30 June 2023
Attachments: MC0879 - PD.pdf (PDF, 340KB)


MC0879 - Candidate Application Form .docx (Word, 53KB)


Contact: Brett Chapman on 0477 984 098
or brett.v.chapman@courts.vic.gov.au

Position Details

The Drug and Alcohol Case Manager (DACM) will be responsible for providing evidence-based guidance and advice, treatment planning and referral service information for the Drug Court (DC) and its participants, in line with the principles and practices of the model, at all Drug Court locations. The DACM plays a crucial role in undertaking comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments with potential DC participants who have been referred to DC. These assessments are used to inform the judiciary around suitability for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders (DATO) and assist in shaping potential DATO conditions.

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority, and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state. The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

The Drug and Alcohol Case Manager (DACM) will be responsible for providing evidence-based guidance and advice, treatment planning and referral service information for the Drug Court (DC) and its participants, in line with the principles and practices of the model, at all Drug Court locations. The DACM plays a crucial role in undertaking comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments with potential DC participants who have been referred to DC. These assessments are used to inform the judiciary around suitability for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders (DATO) and assist in shaping potential DATO conditions. The DACM is also responsible for designing a treatment plan, liaising with alcohol and other drug services and supporting the participant to achieve treatment goals. This role also provides secondary consultation to other members of the DC team and the judiciary.

About you

  • Demonstrated and significant experience in the alcohol and other drug sector
  • Knowledge of therapeutic jurisprudence and problemsolving courts within Victorian Courts and Tribunals is desirable
  • Extensive experience assessing and managing substance-related problems in forensic populations
  • Tertiary qualification in health, social work, welfare or related field with emphasis in AOD specifically is required

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment) 

For further information, please see the attached position description. 

Other information

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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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