Community Work Development Officer - Dandenong | Melbourne - Southern Metro

Community Work Development Officer - Dandenong

Application Close Date: 21-Dec-2017
Melbourne - Southern Metro
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$72,884 - $78,418
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  • Promote offender rehabilitation through meaningful community work
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunity
  • Based in Dandenong - Sundays to Thursdays

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.

CCS has transitioned to a new structure divided into four best practice streams including: Court Practice, Parole and Specialist Practice, Practice Standards and Community Work and Partnerships, each with its own dedicated function.

About the role

Based within the community work team at Dandenong however there may be a requirement to travel around the region if required to assist the regional community work program. This role will play a key role in the development and maintenance of productive and sustainable community work partnerships. 

The successful applicant will be required to work from Sunday to Thursdays and will be paid penality rates for weekend work.

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
  • 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.

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.

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.

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