Aboriginal Case Manager – Swan Hill
Job Location: Mildura & Murray
Employer: Corrections Victoria
$81,087 – $87,245
- Ongoing, Full Time opportunity based in Swan Hill
- Engage with the Loddon Mallee Region Aboriginal Community
- Salary range $81,087 – $87,245 plus superannuation
Corrections Victoria is committed to the delivery of responsive and culturally appropriate services that meet the objectives to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people within the Criminal Justice System as part of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, through the provision of correctional supports and services that reduce the risk of reoffending.
Corrections Victoria (CV) understands that to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system and to achieve a reduction in the rate of reoffending, unique strategies and initiatives must be implemented. Through its long-standing commitment to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Plan, the Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan and in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal community, CV has developed this unique Aboriginal Case Manager role.
What you will do
As an Aboriginal Case Manager, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of predominately Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) offenders using a range of order requirements to reduce the risk of reoffending. By developing individual cultural support plans and interventions, this role will also seek to address the underlying causes of offending whilst directing and monitoring compliance with court order obligations.
This role may also be required to provide advice to the Koori Court to assist in the sentencing process.
To be successful in this role you will:
- have knowledge of case management processes and frameworks
- have the ability to develop relationships with Aboriginal organisations and other organisations that support and strengthen the case management process. have the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Victorian Aboriginal Community
- have knowledge and an understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community and the social and cultural issues which impacting upon it.
- have knowledge and experience to provide strong personal guidance and advice, and have the ability to negotiate from a position of strength
This is an Aboriginal identified position; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.
Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.
To find out more about the technical aspects of the role please speak to
Michelle Pellegrino, Justice Service Coordinator – 0448 599 868
We would like to invite you to our online Webinar (information session) facilitated by Recruitment Services, Department of Justice and Community and Safety for the positions of Aboriginal Case Manager at Swan Hill and Mildura.
To gain a better understanding of these roles, we strongly encourage you to register for our free information session. Please see the details below on our upcoming session.
Date: Tuesday 23 November at 4:30pm
Why work with us?
All candidates are given the opportunity to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process with the team contactable via email at [email protected]
We have various staff support networks in place including a state-wide Aboriginal Staff Network, Aboriginal Youth Network and regional Aboriginal Staff Networks. These networks assist in developing and retaining Aboriginal staff through peer support, professional and personal development, establishing connections and providing valuable cultural peer support from other Aboriginal staff members.
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.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic all of our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff. Should you progress through the process, the Recruitment Services Team will communicate with you as to which tool(s) will be required.
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.
Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
- Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
- A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.