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Case Officer - Geelong

Job posted: 07/06/2024
Applications close: 25/06/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $74,580 - $82,571

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DJCS/7676A

Reference: DJCS/7676A

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $74,580 - $82,571

Work location: Geelong

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Fixed Term - Full Time opportunity based in Geelong
  • Take pride in a meaningful job with a real sense of purpose and contribute to community safety
  • Salary range $74,581 - $82,571 plus superannuation

About us

Community Correctional Services (CCS) contributes to the safety of the community by applying practices that reduce reoffending and connecting offenders to programs, services and community. CCS provides management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole.

About the role

Based in Geelong, the Case Officer will manage low risk offenders on court orders, through directing and monitoring compliance with court order obligations. Additionally, you will apply order administration activities to offenders on reparation orders and, where required, offenders at a low risk of reoffending. This includes:

  • Referring offenders to relevant services
  • Monitor compliance against order requirements
  • Implement appropriate responses to non-compliance
  • Escalate matters as required to senior staff in a timely manner

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A passion for service excellence with a focus on achieving service targets whilst maintaining service quality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with assertiveness and confidence in dealing with individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours
  • Strong time-management and organisational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Demonstrated experience or an awareness of key case management components: assessment, planning, service coordination and brokerage and interventions would be highly regarded.

For more details regarding these positions, please contact:

  • Bridgitte Brandis - Manager Court Practice on 0436 484 173

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • 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.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

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.

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

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Case Officer - Geelong

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

Job classification:

CCP2

Contact:

Bridgitte Brandis - 0436 484 173 | bridgitte.brandis@justice.vic.gov.au

Case Officer - Geelong