Advanced Case Manager - Hume
- Location: North East - Shepparton
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Various
About this role
- Multiple Advanced Case Manager opportunities available – Hume Region
- Play a critical role in helping support community safety, managing smaller caseloads of complex offenders
- CCP Classification - Salary range $87,640 - $99,438 per annum plus superannuation
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.
About the role
Within the Court Practice stream of CCS, Advanced Case Managers 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.
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.
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.
Other elements of the role include:
- Linking offenders with services, including alcohol and other drugs (AOD), mental health, housing, and mental health
- Ensuring court orders are complied with
- Conducting risk assessments.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Have best practice knowledge of 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
- Apply theory to reduce risk and improve outcomes
- Be comfortable working in a team environment, assisting other team members to work on shared goals
- 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
Advanced Case Manager positions available:
Wangaratta – 1 x ongoing and 1 x fixed term to July 2021; and
Shepparton – 1 x fixed term to July 2021
Seymour – 1 x ongoing
In your cover letter please include your preference of location.
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.
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.
In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and contractors, are not eligible to apply.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be used. The role may be performed remotely for candidates who are successful in securing a position with us and induction training will also be completed online.
|Location:||North East - Shepparton|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$87,640 - $99,438|
|Application Close Date:||27-Jan-2021|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - 2672, 7640, 0424, 0411 - Advanced Case Manager, Hume - Various - January 2021.pdf (PDF, 86KB)
Craig Kelly - Manager, Court Practice
0428 268 194 / Craig.firstname.lastname@example.org