- Play a critical role in helping support community safety
- Work with young offenders to contribute to a reduction in recidivism
- Based in Dandenong
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.
CCS will soon transition to a new structure divided into four best practice streams including: Court Practice, Parole and Specialist Practice, Practice Standards and Community Work and Partnerships, each with its own dedicated function.
About the role
Based in Dandenong, you will work with young people in the Corrections system to improve their prospects of rehabilitation.
You will assist young offenders to complete their Community Correctional Orders, effectively reintegrate with their community having left prison and develop their capacity for economic participation and engagement in education, training and employment. You will also work collaboratively with other service providers to facilitate the best outcomes.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- experience in youth services within a community setting, including engaging with 18-25 year olds with complex needs
- knowledge of the Victorian community corrections system, relevant legislation, processes and procedures
- an understanding of local youth service networks such as housing and homelessness, drug and alcohol, mental health and employment/training
- the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
A relevant qualification in youth work and/or community corrections is also desirable.
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.
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.