Parole Officer - Ballarat
- Location: Western - Ballarat
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Fixed term - full time
About this role
- Contribute to community safety by proactively motivating and engaging prisoners on parole
- Receive ongoing support and development opportunities
- Full time, 12 month fixed term role based in Ballarat
- Attractive salary: $82,101 - $88,336 plus superannuation
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, and contributes to the safety of the community by applying practices that reduce reoffending and connecting offenders to programs, services and community. CCS provides management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole
About the role
Working at the Ballarat office, the Parole Officer will contribute to an integrated transition process from imprisonment into the community, with an overarching consideration for community safety. This will be done through performing Parole Suitability Assessments for prisoners who have applied for parole, supervising and monitoring complex and high-profile prisoners who have been released on parole by the Adult Parole Board (APB), and applying case management principles to reduce reoffending.
This also includes identifying risk escalation behaviours and responding appropriately in consultation with managerial staff, interviewing and assessing prisoners on parole to produce quality reports to the APB, and assessing and referring prisoners on parole to appropriate programs and specialised services.
Through this you will ensure that your case management practices align with best practice principles, in particular, the Corrections Victoria Offender Management Framework.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- experience in the application of best practice case management and theoretical concepts to reduce risk and maximise client outcomes
- experience in the case management of complex and high-risk clients
- knowledge and experience in best practice risk and therapeutic initiatives
- excellent verbal and written communication skills including detailed report writing experience.
Experience working within a legislative framework is also desirable.
For more details regarding this position, please contact:
- Belinda Dimasi – Principal Practitioner on 0428 253 744.
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 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.
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 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:
|Location:||Western - Ballarat|
|Work Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$82,101 - $88,336|
|Job Duration:||12 Months|
|Application Close Date:||10-Jul-2022|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - (CCP3) - 6708 - Parole Officer - Ballarat - Fixed term, full time - June 2022.docx (Word, 539KB)
Belinda Dimasi - Principal Practitioner
Belinda.email@example.com or 0428 253 744