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Community Work Officer - Thomastown

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 28/07/2024 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / 12 Months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $74,580 - $82,571

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DJCS/6913_JUL24

Reference: DJCS/6913_JUL24

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

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

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

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?

  • 12-month, full-time position based in Thomastown, with potential future positions across the region
  • Promote rehabilitation through meaningful community work
  • Salary Range $74,581 - $82,571 plus superannuation

About us

Corrections Victoria's purpose is to deliver an effective corrections system for a safe community. Community Correctional Services (CCS) is overseen by Corrections Victoria, a division of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

CCS is responsible for the management and supervision of prisoners on parole, clients under post sentence supervision and court orders. The goal is to help individuals follow court orders, providing support and follow up when they are at risk of non-successful completion. CCS contributes to community safety by using strategies to reduce reoffending, encouraging participants to take responsibility, and connecting them with programs and services.

About the role

As a Community Work Officer, you will be responsible for providing community work opportunities and contracts to enable individuals to complete their community work hours and orders successfully. You will administer relevant community work practices including monitoring attendance and compliance with requirements at community work placements, and contracting individuals to appropriate local community work sites.

You will build and maintain effective relationships with Community Work Supervisors (field staff), community work partners and other relevant stakeholders, produce reports and standard documentation in line with procedural guidelines and undertake on-site risk assessments or other occupational health and safety processes as required.

This position will commence in October 2024. Although based in Thomastown, travel to Derrimut Community Work Office and other locations across the North West Metro region may be required.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • strive for service excellence, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • be able to self-manage, using available information to make sound, timely and well-informed decisions
  • be flexible and adaptable to change
  • have computer proficiency, including in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, electronic document management systems and internal databases.

Relevant experience in a related community services, not for profit or community development field is also desirable.

For further information about this position, please contact Irena Peraica – Manager, Community Work & Partnerships on 0438 753 781.

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.

 

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 national police checks and misconduct screening.

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 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.

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.

Community Work Officer - Thomastown

Job type:

Full time / 12 Months

Job classification:

CCP2

Contact:

Irena Peraica on 0438 753 781 | irena.peraica@justice.vic.gov.au

Community Work Officer - Thomastown