Community Work Development Officer - Derrimut
- Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Fixed term - full time
About this role
- 12-month, full-time opportunity based in Derrimut, with potential further positions across the region
- Promote offender rehabilitation through meaningful community work
- Salary range $83,333 - $89,661 plus superannuation
Community Correctional Services (CCS) is a state-wide service providing for the management of offenders on court orders, serious sex offenders on post sentence supervision and prisoners on parole. In this role CCS helps offenders break the cycle of offending, ensures court and parole order conditions are met and, where they are not, prosecutes breaches in court or engages the Adult Parole Board.
CCS plays a vital role in contributing to the safety of the community by:
- Applying case management practice that reduces reoffending,
- Engaging offenders to build responsibility, and
- Connecting offenders to programs, services and community.
About the role
As the Community Work Development Officer, you will play a key role in the development and maintenance of productive and sustainable community work partnerships. You will actively seek opportunities for offenders to participate in meaningful work that promotes offender rehabilitation and enhances community safety.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- experience in effectively developing and maintaining productive and sustainable partnerships with community organisations
- excellent relationship-building and communication skills
- an ability to work collaboratively and mentor your colleagues
- capability to produce detailed reports and other standard documents in line with procedural guidelines.
Experience in community services, not-for-profit or community development is also desirable.
For more details regarding this position, please review the position description or contact Irena Peraica – Manager, Community Work & Partnerships on 0438 753 781.
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 on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).
If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.
FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:
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.
For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.
CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.
|Location:||Melbourne - Northern Metro|
|Work Type:||Fixed term - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$83,333 - $89,661|
|Job Duration:||12 months|
|Application Close Date:||31-May-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - (CCP3) - 7191 - Community Work Development Officer - Derrimut - Fixed term, full time - May 2023.pdf (PDF, 215KB)
Irena Peraica on 0438 753 781