Principal Practitioner - Geelong | Geelong

Principal Practitioner - Geelong

Application Close Date: 01-Oct-2017
Location:
Geelong
Category:
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
Salary/Rate:
$92,253 - $111,619
Job Reference:
DOJ/DJ5875
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  • Pivotal leadership role
  • Provide authoritative advice on offender management
  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Geelong

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

Based in Geelong, you will have oversight of staff and case management practices across a service stream of prisoners on parole, including violent and sexual offenders, and post-sentence supervision. Reporting to the Community Correctional Services (CCS) Regional General Manager, this is a key position in the regional and CCS management structure providing supervision of case managers who are monitoring prisoners on parole and offenders subject to post-sentence supervision.

You will provide advice and consultation in relation to identified offender risk escalation behaviours, incident management and quality assurance practices and processes. You will also work closely and collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

This position is a regional position and consequently may require travel to Warrnambool and other locations (Colac, Portland & Hamilton, as well as travel to Melbourne).

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • extensive experience in the case management of complex and/or high-risk individuals
  • experience in best practice risk management initiatives and therapeutic work with high risk and complex individuals
  • knowledge and experience working within a legislative framework
  • excellent written communication skills including preparing comprehensive reports, briefings and submissions on high profile and sensitive cases
  • well-developed leadership capabilities including providing effective staff supervision, training and mentoring.

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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