Principal Practitioner - Grampians | Western - Ballarat

Principal Practitioner - Grampians

Application Close Date: 23-Jul-2018
Western - Ballarat
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$95,275 - $115,276
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  • Two pivotal leadership roles in the Grampians Region (Horsham or Ballarat and Ararat)
  • Opportunity to drive best practice in complex case management
  • Make a direct impact on the safety of the community

About you

Do you want to work in a leadership role where you can make a direct impact on the safety of the community? Do you have a passion for delivering best practise case management and flourish training and mentoring staff who are delivering critical frontline services?

We're looking for you.

We're looking for people like you that have worked with case managing complex and high-risk individuals. Someone with your experience of working in best practice risk management initiatives and therapeutic work. Someone that knows they can make a difference and thrives in developing staff to meet their full potential.

You'll also have your full licence, as you'll be regularly traveling around the region, occasionally overnight.

What would you do?

Your key role is to drive consistent and best practice case management across the region. You will achieve this through supervising, mentoring and coaching a diverse staffing group. Your team will be working with prisoners on parole or those on post-sentence supervision. You will be able to use your sound practice expertise to identify offender risk escalation behaviours, manage incidents and continually assess quality assurance practices and processes. You'll be part of a close team and you'll play a pivotal role in our team and will report directly to a General Manager.

You will also work in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including the Adult Parole Board, Victoria Police, the Major Offenders Unit, Post Sentence Branch, prison General Managers and other business units within the region.

Who are we?

Principal Practitioner – Corella Place x 1 Ongoing, full time

We are part of Corrections Victoria's Post Sentence Branch which was established in 2006 in order to provide a coordinated and integrated approach to the management of post-sentence sex offenders across both prison services and community corrections.

Corella Place is a Transitional Accommodation Facility that enhances the protection of the community by providing accommodation for sex offenders when suitable accommodation elsewhere in the community is not available. Corella Place operates at three sites.

The supervision of Corella Place residents is guided by the Risk, Needs, Responsivity principles using a  strengths-based approach both of which are an integral part of the Corrections Victoria Offender Management Framework.

Principal Practitioner - Community Correctional Services x 1 Ongoing, full time

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.

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.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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