Aboriginal Parole Officer - Broadmeadows | Melbourne - Northern Metro

Aboriginal Parole Officer - Broadmeadows

Application Close Date: 27-May-2018
Location:
Melbourne - Northern Metro
Category:
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
Salary/Rate:
$81,354 - $92,304
Job Reference:
DOJ/6878A
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  • Support community safety by proactively motivating and engaging prisoners on parole
  • Engage with the Victorian Koori Community
  • Based in Broadmeadows

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

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.

Based in Broadmeadows, you will deliver quality case management to a complex caseload of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal prisoners on parole, including the highest priority violent prisoners on parole, Serious Violent Offenders, under correctional supervision. You will work autonomously ensuring that the management of prisoners on parole under supervision are case managed in line with the Corrections Victoria Offender Management Framework.

You will contribute to a strengthened and integrated risk assessment and management framework, including the transition process from imprisonment into the community, through developing strong links with Aboriginal agencies and maintaining close partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

This position is classified under 'Special Measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Koori Community, including a detailed understanding of both the society and culture, and the issues impacting on it
  • experience in achieving client outcomes through advanced case management of highly complex individuals, including proven needs assessments and intervention skills
  • strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare high quality reports for key internal and external stakeholders.

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.

Other benefits of working with the Department of Justice and Regulation include: 

  • an active and supportive state-wide Koori staff network and annual conference 
  • dedicated Koori professional development and leadership programs 
  • flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

An information session will be held at Broadmeadows Justice Service Centre (25-27 Dimboola Road Broadmeadows VIC 3047) on Tuesday 22thMay 2018 at 5.30pm.

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