Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officer - Shepparton | North East - Shepparton

Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officer - Shepparton

Application Close Date: 01-Oct-2017
Location:
North East - Shepparton
Category:
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
Salary/Rate:
$72,884 - $78,418
Job Reference:
DOJ/4532
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  • Advise and provide recommendations to the courts
  • Fixed term, full time. $72,884 - $78,418 plus superannuation
  • Based in Shepparton

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

Based in Shepparton in the court practice stream, you will apply relevant court services work practices, including conducting assessments to determine an offender's suitability for a court order, facilitating order variations and prosecuting offenders who fail to comply with their orders.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience or knowledge of court processes, prosecutions or related areas
  • an ability to provide human services in needs assessment and development of interventions
  • capability to provide evidence based advice and recommendations to the court that maximise offender responsiveness interventions
  • an ability to manage offenders exhibiting challenging behaviours and escalate as required.

A relevant qualification in social work, law, human services, criminal justice or criminology and experience in a court advice, assessments or prosecutions 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.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

 

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

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.

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