Specialist Case Worker | Western - Ararat

Specialist Case Worker

Application Close Date: 08-Jul-2018
Location:
Western - Ararat
Category:
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
Salary/Rate:
$74,159 - $79,790
Job Reference:
DOJ/MULTIPLE
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  • Multiple ongoing and casual opportunities available
  • Regional location
  • Complex and challenging environment

About us

Corrections Victoria's Post Sentence Branch (formally Sex Offender Management Branch) was established in 2006 in order to provide a coordinated and integrated approach to the management of post-sentence sexual offenders across both prison services and community corrections. The branch is responsible for key elements of sex offender management within the organisation and comprises a number of functional areas including policy and project management, assessment, treatment, and operations.

Corella Place is a Transitional Accommodation Facility that is staffed 24/7 to enhance 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, two at Warrak Rd, Ararat and a third at Langi Kal Kal Rd Trawalla.

About the role

As a Specialist Case Worker, you will be required to supervise and monitor high risk, high profile and high needs sex offenders and will be responsible for maintaining the good order and security of the facility, including conducting searches and responding to incidents.

In the role, you will:

  • supervise monitor and motivate sexual offenders residing at all three sites to work towards reducing the risk of re-offending
  • accompany residents on outings, giving lawful directions to residents as required
  • play an active role in developing and maintaining a culture that supports rehabilitation and transition and reflects the Corella Place Mission Statement
  • collaborate with Specialist Case Managers to co-case manage residents, reinforce case goals and encourage appropriate interactions and pro-social living skills
  • report incidents and non-compliance as required
  • interview, assess and report on offenders to the Post Sentence Authority.

Note: successful applicants are required to attend mandatory psychological debriefings as requested.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • capacity to understand and apply relevant legislation, procedures, guidelines and policies within the criminal justice system of Victoria
  • proven case management skills, demonstrating interpersonal assessment and intervention skills
  • motivation and commitment to work towards rehabilitation of offenders
  • strong communication skills, including the ability to negotiate with, influence and motivate offenders
  • the ability to apply tact, sound judgment and have practical problem solving skills.

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.

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