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Case Manager, Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Echuca (CCP3)

Job posted: 17/06/2022
Applications close: 03/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Loddon

Job type: Full time / 12 Months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $82,101 - $88,336

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/6925_JUNE

Reference: DOJ/6925_JUNE

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $82,101 - $88,336

Work location: North West Region | Loddon

  • Fixed Term, full time opportunity for 12 months based in Echuca
  • Case Management with a focus on rehabilitation to reduce reoffending
  • Salary range $82,101 - $88,336 per annum plus superannuation

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) is a state-wide service providing for the management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole. In this role CCS helps offenders break the cycle of offending, ensures court and parole order conditions are met and, where they are not, prosecutes breaches in court or engages the Adult Parole Board.

CCS plays a vital role in contributing to the safety of the community by:

  • Applying case management practice that reduces reoffending,
  • Engaging offenders to build responsibility, and
  • Connecting offenders to programs, services and community.

About the role

Based in Echuca as a Case Manager/Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer, you will, through evidence-based case management practices, actively engage offenders and ensure responsive, targeted interventions to assist in reducing their risk of reoffending. Case Managers / Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officers must support offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety.

In the role, you will:

  • Provide advice and recommendations to the court for individual interventions to maximise the responsiveness of the offender.
  • Provide timely, well organised and evidence-based advice to stakeholders (including the judiciary involved in the sentencing process) regarding an assessment of an offender's risk to community safety and their capacity to undertake a court order.
  • Undertake an effective assessment of an offender's risk to community safety (and their capacity to undertake a court order) through the evaluation of factors that relate to an individual's offending behaviour.
  • Identify and evaluate factors that relate to individual offending behaviour and provide individualised risk assessment, case planning, service coordination, identification of interventions to reduce risk, and use of brokerage funds where required to ensure engagement of offender's responsive interventions.

The position will be required to adhere to local or regional rostering arrangements and other staffing management practices as directed.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated understanding and/or practice of effective case management practices; proactively managing risk with more complex individuals.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of court processes, prosecutions or related areas.
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or practice of modelling pro social behaviours and ability to motivate and influence individuals who are being case managed.
  • Strong self-management skills with a focus on achieving service targets and the ability to work autonomously.
  • excellent verbal communication skills with assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

A relevant qualification in social work or related law/human services discipline (preferred) or criminal justice, criminology (desirable) with work experience in a court advice, assessments or prosecutions related field (desirable)

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders. 

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

For more details regarding this position, please review the position description or contact Penny Swanson – Manager, Court Practice on 0409 516 270.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the COVID-19 pandemic some of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be used.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Case Manager, Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Echuca (CCP3)

Job type:

Full time / 12 Months

Job classification:

CCP3

Contact:

Penny Swanson on 0409 516 270 | penelope.swanson@justice.vic.gov.au

Case Manager, Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Echuca (CCP3)