Specialist Case Manager (CCP4)

Job posted: 28/05/2021
Applications close: 20/06/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ararat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: VG/CV0637

Reference: VG/CV0637

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Western Region | Ararat

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 young people and recognises that young peoples’ 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?

  • Great opportunity to join the Post Sentence Branch
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $87,640 - $99,438 + superannuation

An exciting ongoing opportunity exists for a Specialist Case Manager at the Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre within the Post Sentence Branch

What does the Post Sentence Branch do?

Post Sentence Branch, within the Offender Management Division of Corrections Victoria, provides central oversight and governance of the post sentence scheme and offenders subject to post sentence orders. The Serious Offenders Act provides the legal framework for a residential treatment facility where a court may order supervised offenders to reside to receive intensive treatment and supervision in a secure environment.

Located near the rural city of Ararat in south-west Victoria, Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre (Rivergum) is non-punitive in nature and has a strong focus on therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation. Rivergum was commissioned in November 2018.

What will the Specialist Case Manager do?

Specialist Case Managers (SCMs) are responsible for delivering high quality case management to a caseload of the highest priority sex and violent offenders under correctional supervision. SCMs are responsible for ensuring that the nature of serious offender management aligns with best practice initiatives, including managing offenders using strengths-based case management approaches and dynamic risk assessment in line with Corrections Victoria's Offender Management Framework.

The case management role will necessitate that SCMs demonstrate outstanding offender engagement and management skills, including excellent motivational interaction interviewing techniques and the production of relevant plans and reports.

The position hours are primarily Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00, however it may be required to adhere to local rostering arrangements and other staffing management practices as directed.

What skills should a Specialist Case Manager have?

The SCM will be expected to apply pro-social role modelling, sound judgement and demonstrate practical problem-solving skills. In addition, it is expected that the SCM will possess excellent writing skills demonstrated through the ability to prepare departmental briefings, general external correspondence and reports to key stakeholders.

In addition, you will have:

  • Knowledge of best practice case management frameworks and theoretical concepts to reduce risk and maximise individual outcomes.
  • Completion of the Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Community) within 6-12 months if assessed as necessary.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • Job stability – ongoing position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please contact Jade Van Beek on 0408 568 403 at jade.vanbeek@justice.vic.gov.au

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

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

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Monday 14 June 2021.

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.

Specialist Case Manager (CCP4)

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Jade Van Beek on 0408 568 403 | jade.vanbeek@justice.vic.gov.au

Specialist Case Manager (CCP4)