Community Work Officer - Barwon South West | Geelong

Community Work Officer - Barwon South West

Application Close Date: 26-May-2019
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$67,866 - $75,136
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  • Promote offender rehabilitation through meaningful community work
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Fixed term, full time (8 months) opportunity across Geelong and Warrnambool

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 Communtiy Safety. 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

Barwon South West Region is offering a unique opportunity to work across two regional locations based in Geelong and Warrnambool.

Based across Geelong and Warrnambool, you will administer relevant community work practices including monitoring attendance and compliance with requirements at community work placements, and contracting offenders to appropriate local community work sites.

You will build and maintain effective relationships with Community Work Supervisors (field staff), community work partners and other relevant stakeholders, produce reports and standard documentation in line with procedural guidelines and undertake on-site risk assessments or other occupational health and safety processes as required.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • strive for service excellence, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • be able to self-manage, using available information to make sound, timely and well informed decisions
  • have computer proficiency, including in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, electronic document management systems and internal databases.

Relevant experience in a related community services, not for profit or community development field is also 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.

For more details regarding this position, please contact:

  • Charlotte Jones - Manager, Community Work & Partnerships (03) 4245 6908

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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