Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer
- Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Advise and provide recommendations to the courts
- Ongoing training, learning and development opportunities
- Full time, ongoing opportunity based at Heidelberg Magistrates Court
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.
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
As a Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer based in the court practice stream, you will support the operation of the Court Assessment and Prosecutions Service (CAPS), conducting court assessments to determine an offender's suitability for a court order; facilitating the variation or cancellation of an order; or prosecuting individuals who fail to comply with their orders. CAPS Officers will provide high quality evidence based advice to the judiciary in relation to sentencing. The position services Heidelberg Magistrates Court on a daily basis and will be primarily based at the court, with occasional office-based work from Reservoir Justice Service Centre.
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
- strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
- 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.
For more details regarding these positions, please contact:
Donna Palma – Manager, Court Practice on 0411 283 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.
Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
- Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
- A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:
For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.
For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
|Location:||Melbourne - Eastern Metro|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$82,101 - $88,336|
|Application Close Date:||08-Dec-2022|
|Attachments:|| _Position Description - (CCP3) - 5437 - Court Assessment and Prosecutions Officer - Reservoir - Ongoing, full time - November 2022.pdf (PDF, 238KB)
Donna Palma - Manager, Court Practice
email@example.com or 0411 283 107