Aboriginal Case Manager - Sunshine | Melbourne - Western Metro

Aboriginal Case Manager - Sunshine

Application Close Date: 29-May-2020
Location:
Melbourne - Western Metro
Category:
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
Salary/Rate:
$77,737 - $83,640
Job Reference:
DOJ/5424X
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  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Sunshine
  • Engage with the West Metro Region Aboriginal Community
  • Salary range $77,737 - $83,640 per annum plus superannuation

About us

Corrections Victoria is committed to the delivery of responsive and culturally appropriate services that meet the objectives to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people within the Criminal Justice System as part of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, through the provision of correctional supports and services that reduce the risk of reoffending.

Corrections Victoria (CV) understands that to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system and to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending, unique strategies and initiatives must be implemented. Through its long-standing commitment to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, the Koori Inclusion Action Plan and in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, CV has developed this unique Aboriginal Case Manager role.

What you will do

As an Aboriginal Case Manager, you will be responsible for managing a case load for Aboriginal offenders with a range of order requirements aimed at reducing the risk of reoffending through conducting, assessing risk of recidivism, rehabilitation, supervision, and programming needs for Aboriginal people subject to court order.

You will also be responsible for developing and implementing case plans and cultural support plans and working with Aboriginal Justice networks to identify appropriate support to strengthen case management of Aboriginal offenders in the local community.

You may also be required to provide advice to the Koori Court to assist in the sentencing process.  

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have knowledge of case management frameworks
  • the ability to develop relationships with Aboriginal organisations and other organisations that support and strengthen the case management of Aboriginal offenders to build robust and positive partnerships
  • have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
  • Have the knowledge and an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community and the social and cultural issues impacting on the community
  • Have knowledge and experience to provide compelling guidance, advice and have to be able to negotiate from a position of strength 

This is an Aboriginal identified position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

To find out more about the technical aspects of the role please speak to

Sibel Bulus – Manager, Court Practice – 0448 493 245 

Why work with us?

All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

We have various staff support networks in place including a state-wide Aboriginal Staff Network, Aboriginal Youth Network and regional Aboriginal Staff Networks. These networks assist in developing and retaining Aboriginal staff through peer support, professional and personal development, establishing connections and providing valuable cultural peer support from other Aboriginal staff members.

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.

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.

During the COVID19 crisis all our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The Recruitment Services Team will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff members.  No face to face contact is required and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us.

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