Social Work Team Leader

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is an independent statutory authority responsible for preparing and conducting criminal prosecutions in Victoria on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Matters prosecuted by the DPP and the OPP involve serious crimes or matters that are of significance to the fair and effective operation of the Victorian criminal justice system. The OPP consists of the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions and a staff of approximately 475 providing legal and corporate support to the DPP, the Chief Crown Prosecutor and Crown Prosecutors in the exercise of their independent roles in the criminal justice system.
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Department: Office of Public Prosecutions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/OPP620
Closing Date: 19-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: OPP620 - Position Description - Social Work Team Leader TD3 - June 2024.docx (Word, 200KB)

Contact: OPP Recruitment

Position Details

Social Work Team Leader

Full Time, Fixed Term – 12 Months.

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an opportunity for a highly motivated leader to join our organisation as a Social Work Team Leader within our Victims and Witness Assistance Services Team.

Successful incumbent will provide operational leadership and professional supervision to a small team of Social Workers based in a Trial Division.

About the Social Worker Role:

  • Supervise and support to a small team of social workers within a Trial Division and support them on a day-to-day basis to meet the operational requirements of the Office.
  • Ensure adequate planning to optimise staffing and other resources, to ensure referral and support needs are met and cases are managed appropriately through the prosecution process.
  • Cooperate with solicitors and other stakeholders, to ensure victims and witnesses are well informed and prepared for court hearings and criminal justice processes.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Strong ability to supervise, engage and motivate a small group of social workers, and provide professional supervision as required.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with grief, loss and trauma, in particular a deep understanding of the impact of sexual assault on adults and children.
  • Extensive case management experience which including providing assistance, information and referral to clients in complex cases.

Relevant Knowledge and Experience:

  • A qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline and a valid Victorian driver's licence is essential.

For further information, please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the online questionnaire which can be found on the last page of the application process. This questionnaire will ask you to address some of the Key Selection Criteria which you must complete. Separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required.

In accordance with the VPS recruitment process all candidates are subject to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration. Further information is available on the VPSC website:

Applications close 11:59pm Wednesday 19 June 2024

The OPP is committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  People from all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, or those who may experience disability related barriers in securing employment. If you require assistance with the recruitment process, or have accessibility requirements please contact

Persons considering applying for these positions should note that the recruitment process may be used to fill a commensurate position/s within 3 months of the completion of the recruitment without any further advertisement or interview. Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely.


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