Advanced Case Manager - Horsham
- Location: Western - Horsham
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Ongoing, full-time opportunity based in Horsham
- Play a critical role in helping support community safety, managing a caseload of complex offenders
- Salary range $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation
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
Advanced Case Managers within the Court Practice stream are responsible for applying evidence-based case management practices to offenders with complex needs and those who have committed serious offences.
Advanced Case Managers will manage a case load of offenders on court orders. This involves conducting risk assessments, preparing case plans, providing interventions, proactively challenging offending behaviours, addressing the underlying factors in offending whilst directing and monitoring compliance with court order obligations. This role must also support offenders to successfully complete their court orders, while balancing risks to community safety.
Advanced Case Managers are also responsible for enhancing the court practice streams capacity to provide a high standard of practice, fostering good working relationships and providing guidance, mentoring and support to team members.
This role will necessitate that Advanced Case Managers demonstrate exceptional offender engagement and case management skills, including sound interviewing skills and establishment of goals and objectives within the supervision process. In addition, it is expected that Advanced Case Managers possess strong written skills demonstrated through the ability to prepare high quality reports for internal and external correspondence, in particular for the judiciary.
This role will also contribute to a strengthened and integrated through-care approach for offenders transitioning from prison onto court orders, through close partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
A relevant qualification in social work or related human services discipline (preferred) or criminal justice, criminology (desirable) with work experience in 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.
Working and living in the Wimmera region
If you want a radical change from the big smoke, perhaps bunking down in a smaller regional centre might be for you. Ararat, Stawell, St. Arnaud and Horsham all offer something a little different while still capturing the country hospitality and close community ties so revered by tree-changers. Move into one of these towns and you'll meet a lot of interesting people doing different things – popular industries include agriculture, tourism, wine production, brick manufacturing and meat production. You'll likely find many folks have spirited opinions too. If you're up for it, there's never a spirited debate far away in small towns, be it at the pub or footy club, and it can be a stack of fun to say your piece on the issue of the day.
The central highlands region captures a physically stunning slab of Victoria steeped in historical significance. A life here can offer all the city mod cons with a great escape only a short drive away, or you can make a true change of pace by living in a small town or on a farm.
If wanderlust is more your mode, head straight for the Grampians National Park. ‘The Grampians' are famed for stellar granite formations, gorgeous lakes and breathtaking panoramic views – just search ‘Grampians lookouts' and you'll get an idea of what we're talking about.
Many hotspots are accessible by car, and are a great place to clear your head, while others might challenge you to get your compass out and find your own way. The Grampians are so expansive and varied that it doesn't matter whether you love to camp, ride, fish or swim; you'll be able to find your own corner of the park to cherish.
For more details regarding this position, please review the position description or contact Sharon Richardson – Supervisor, Court Case Management on 4344 1444.
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.
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.
At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).
Acceptable evidence includes:
1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)
Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.
|Location:||Western - Horsham|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$91,418 - $103,725|
|Application Close Date:||02-Apr-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - (CCP4) - 0396 - Advanced Case Manager - Horsham - Ongoing, full time - March 2023.pdf (PDF, 207KB)
Sharon Richardson on 4344 1444