Manager, Professional Practice - Frankston | Melbourne - Southern Metro

Manager, Professional Practice - Frankston

Application Close Date: 03-Jun-2018
Melbourne - Southern Metro
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$93,867 - $113,572
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  • Contribute to the delivery of a state-wide corrections system that keeps our community safe
  • Enhance the quality and effectiveness of evidence based best practice case management
  • Ongoing, full time leadership opportunity based in Frankston
    (This is Regional position which will require travel to Rosebud and Moorabbin)

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 Regulation. CCS is responsible for the management and supervision of prisoners on parole, clients under post sentence supervision and court orders.

Community Correctional Services is currently experiencing rapid growth in the offender population. In response to this, Corrections Victoria will embed evidence based practice across all areas of our work and target responses to the areas that will allow the greatest impacts to be made. This approach will contribute to a safer community and strengthen CCS for the future.

About the role

Based in Frankston, you will develop and drive strategic case management effectiveness and improvements across the Court Practice, Parole and Specialist Practice streams. Working closely with case managers, supervisors and managers, you will support and professionally develop them to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the application of evidence based case management. 

The role also includes the supervision of senior practice advisers across community correctional services (CCS). These staff advise, coach and mentor and are considered role models of best practice case management. Your support and guidance will therefore be extremely valuable. 

Please note the successful candidate will be required to travel to the Seymour Justice Service Centre, Wangaratta Justice Service Centre and Wodonga Justice Service Centre as required by operational needs.

To be successful in this role you will be required to demonstrate:

  • extensive knowledge and experience in case management of complex and high risk clients
  • substantial understanding of and experience in best practice initiatives in relation to risk management with complex and high risk individuals
  • comprehensive understanding and experience in best practice risk minimisation and therapeutic initiatives
  • well-developed interpersonal skills including building strong relationships and developing an understanding of others in order to motivate them and address conflict

A relevant qualification in social work, psychology, human services, criminal justice or criminology and experience in a related field is also desirable.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, 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.

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.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of VPS staff transferring at level.

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.

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

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