Community Work Officer - Horsham | Western - Horsham

Community Work Officer - Horsham

Application Close Date: 24-Sep-2017
Location:
Western - Horsham
Category:
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - part time
Salary/Rate:
$64,538 - $71,502
Job Reference:
DOJ/DJ1372
Attachments:
Note clipPosition Description - Community Wrk officer, Horsham.doc (Word, 857KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)
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  • Promote offender rehabilitation through meaningful community work
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Based in Horsham. Ongoing, part-time position

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 in Horsham, you will administer relevant community work practices including monitoring attendance and compliance with requirements at community work placements and contracting offenders to appropriate local community work sites.

This position will be based within the community work team at Horsham however there may be a requirement to travel around the region if required to assist the regional community work program. You will administer relevant community work practices including monitoring attendance and compliance with requirements at community work placements and contracting offenders to appropriate local community work sites.

You will build and maintain effective relationships with Community Work Supervisors (field staff), community work partners and other relevant stakeholders, produce reports and standard documentation in line with procedural guidelines and undertake on-site risk assessments or other occupational health and safety processes as required.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • strive for service excellence, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • be able to self-manage, using available information to make sound, timely and well informed decisions
  • have computer proficiency, including in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, electronic document management systems and internal databases.

Relevant experience in a related community services, not for profit or community development field 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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children's rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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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