Court Assessment and Prosecution Officer - Neighbourhood Justice Centre / Collingwood | Melbourne - Northern Metro

Court Assessment and Prosecution Officer - Neighbourhood Justice Centre / Collingwood

Application Close Date: 24-Jan-2018
Melbourne - Northern Metro
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$74,159 - $79,790
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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.

CCS 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

The NJC Court wears many jurisdictional hats. It is a venue of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT), Criminal Matters form the majority of its work. Other significant streams of work include applications for intervention orders.  

There is only 1 Magistrate who sits at the NJC Court, who hears all cases from start to finish. This consistency allows for holistic assessments and in-depth understanding of the issues/clients being accountable to the Court and the Court can utilise problem solving approaches. The NJC CCS Team have the benefit of collegial and supportive stakeholder relationships with different services on site. 

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate sound experience and knowledge in the CAPS area and be able to work with a very small and dynamic CCS Team
  • Undertake Court assessment of offenders, provide judicial advice, complete reports for the Court as well as prosecute CCS contraventions
  • Provide high quality evidence-based advice to stakeholders regarding an offender's risk to community safety and their capacity to undertake a court order

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 Victorian Public Service 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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