Advanced Case Manager - Coolaroo
- Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- 1 x fixed-term, full time position based in Melbourne's North Metro
- Play a critical role in helping support community safety, managing smaller but dynamic caseloads
- Salary range $88,955 - $100,930 per annum 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.
About the role
As an Advanced Case Manager, you will manage a caseload of complex and high-risk offenders on court orders who have completed part of their sentence in custody. Using evidence-based frameworks, you will deliver dynamic practice in the case management of offenders with complex needs and those who have committed serious offences including ensuring effective assessment, planning, intervention and review. Furthermore, you will motivate and influence individuals in the case management process, modelling pro social behaviours and draw on offender strengths based approaches.
Other elements of the role include:
- contributing to a strengthened and integrated through-care approach for offenders transitioning from prison onto court orders, through close partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
- encouraging offenders to be take ownership, accountability and responsibility to organise necessary appointments with other services required (such as Centrelink, housing, and medical appointments).
- linking offenders with services, including alcohol and other drugs (AOD), mental health, housing, and mental health
- producing written reports with appropriate analysis and recommendations to senior stakeholders and other standard documents in line with procedural guidelines
To be successful in this role you will:
- Possess knowledge and experience in applying best practice case management frameworks
- be a strong communicator, where you can adapt your communication style accordingly
- have a non-judgmental attitude, treating offenders with respect as members of our community
- be comfortable working in a team environment, assisting other team members to work on shared goals
- demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels
- ideally have exposure to complex groups such as homelessness, drug and alcohol, and child protection
- have the ability to practice ‘self-care', maintain a work/life balance, and reach out to colleagues, mentors, managers or external providers (including EAP) if required
Why work with us?
- You will join a strong working, transparent and collaborative team environment
- Opportunity for promotion and development within CCS and the greater department
- The hands on experience you will gain working with a complex cohort of individuals
- You are provided with a safe environment, with safety precautions in place in the rare case of any threat or danger arises
- Our team celebrate success and acknowledge achievements of individuals and the team
- You have the option of partaking in further education funded by the department, where we offer training to complete your Certificate III in Correctional Practice. If you choose to partake in this study, you are expected to complete the certificate during working hours (as opposed to in your personal time). You are also provided with a mentor to support you.
We will be conducting an online information session on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 5:30pm on Zoom to provide information regarding the Advanced Case Manager and other roles for the North Metropolitan Region. To reserve your spot and register use the following link: Register Here
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.
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.
The Department has legislated duties to provide and maintain a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and other workplace participants. Consistent with these duties the Department has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all employees who are, or may be, required to work for the Department outside their ordinary place of residence to be COVID-19 vaccinated within the timeframes specified by the Department and/or any timeframe set by any Chief Health Officer direction. The policy applies to all new and current employees.
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.
Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
|Location:||Melbourne - Northern Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$88,955 - $100,930|
|Application Close Date:||29-May-2022|
|Attachments:||No File Attached|
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