Advanced Case Manager - Ballarat | Western - Ballarat

Advanced Case Manager - Ballarat

Application Close Date: 07-Apr-2019
Western - Ballarat
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$84,019 - $95,329
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  • Fixed Term, full time (August 2020) opportunity based in Ballarat
  • Play a critical role in helping support community safety, managing smaller caseloads of complex offenders
  • Salary range $84,019 - $95,329 plus superannuation

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 Community Safety. CCS is responsible for the management and supervision of prisoners on parole, clients under post sentence supervision and court orders.

About the role

You'll be managing smaller caseloads of complex and high risk offenders on court orders. As an Advanced Case Manager, you will assess offender's risk of recidivism and their rehabilitation, supervision, and programming needs.

As an Advanced Case Manager, the offenders on your case load are more complex, and have completed part of their sentence in custody.

You will encourage and support offenders to be take ownership, accountability and responsibility to organise necessary appointments with other services required (such as Centrelink, housing, and medical appointments).

Other elements of the role include:

  • Linking offenders with services, including alcohol and other drugs (AOD), mental health, housing, and  mental health
  • Ensuring court orders are complied with
  • Conducting risk assessments.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have best practice knowledge of case management frameworks
  • be a strong communicator, where you can adapt your communication style accordingly
  • have a non-judgemental attitude, treating offenders with respect as members of our community
  • apply theory to reduce risk and improve outcomes
  • be comfortable working in a team environment, assisting other team members to work on shared goals
  • ideally have exposure to complex groups such as homelessness, drug and alcohol, and child protection
  • have the ability to practice ‘self-care', maintain a work/life balance, and reach out to colleagues, mentors, managers or external providers (including EAP) if required

Why work with us?

  • You will join a strong working, transparent and collaborative team environment
  • Opportunity for promotion and development within CCS and the greater department
  • The hands on experience you will gain working with a complex cohort of individuals
  • You are provided with a safe environment, with safety precautions in place in the rare case of any threat or danger arises
  • Our team celebrate success and acknowledge achievements of individuals and the team
  • You have the option of partaking in further education funded by the department, where we offer training to complete your Certificate III in Correctional Practice. If you choose to partake in this study, you are expected to complete the certificate during working      hours (as opposed to in your personal time). You are also provided with a mentor to support you.

For more information please contact:

Aaron Flintrop - Manager, Court Practice on (03) 4301 7000

To speak with Melanie Stevens, Regional Recruitment Business Partner for the role connect on LinkedIn at the link below:

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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