Practice Lead - Court Support Services, Magistrates' Court of Victoria

• Full Time, VPS5 Role, CBD Location
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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/MC2689
Closing Date: 13-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC2689 _PD_Practice Lead (Full-time-Ongoing)_December-2022.pdf (PDF, 342KB)

Contact: Amelia Howard

Position Details

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

This exciting role has responsibility for the development and implementation of practice improvement and professional development processes within Court Support Services (CSS) which includes the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP), Assessment and Referral Court (ARC), Bail and Remand Court (BaRC), CISP Remand & Outreach Program (CROP).

It will ensure that clinical practice within the programs align with current, evidence-based approaches to meeting the needs of people with complex and multiple support needs. It will support integration of clinical practice across other court support programs to ensure effective client referral pathways and improved outcomes.

This role works within Specialist Courts and Court Support Services, which includes a range of initiatives to assist accused persons and others involved in the court system, who are experiencing issues of social or cultural disadvantage, including substance abuse, disability, mental illness, family violence or cognitive impairment.

These initiatives include the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP), the Assessment and Referral Court (ARC), CISP Remand and Outreach Project (CROP), the Criminal Justice Diversion Program, the Drug Court of Victoria, Family Violence Programs and Initiatives Unit and the Koori Court

We encourage you to apply if you possess the following:

  • Relevant qualifications and registration/membership in Pyschology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy
  • Extensive experience in clinical practice leadership and governance within the mental health, family violence, AOD or disability service sectors.
  • Strong team player with effective communication skills and a flexible approach

In return, CSS offers a unique opportunity to develop your clinical skills within a supportive team environment. You will be provided with ongoing professional development opportunities and be part of a court-based team committed to supporting people on bail to make changes in their lives.

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

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 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.

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