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Job Details

Corrections Victoria

Work Type:
Ongoing - full time

Job Function:
Prison and Corrective Services


Work Location:
Melbourne - Southern Metro


Closing Date:

Salary Range:
$67,892 - $74,590

Job Duration:

Position Description - 5417 - Court Assessment & Prosecutions Officer.doc (Word, 870KB)

Warren Dunn, Manager, Court Practice
(03) 9784 1444

Position Details

Assess offenders' suitability for a court order

Advise and provide recommendations to the courts

6-8 weeks pre-service training provided

One full time, ongoing position available in Frankston

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

Community Correctional Services 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 the court practice stream, you will be responsible for applying relevant court services work practices. This will include assessments to determine an offender's suitability for a court order; facilitating the variation of an order; or prosecuting individuals failing to comply with their orders.

To be successful in this role you will:
Advise the Judiciary and other stakeholders on your assessment of an offender’s risk to community safety and their capacity to undertake a court order

Provide evidence based advice and recommendations to the court that maximise the responsiveness of the offender to the intervention that addresses this behaviour

Manage offenders exhibiting challenging behaviours and escalate as required

Work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to work process improvements to ensure the day to day administration is managed effectively

Have a relevant qualification in social work or law/human services (preferred) or criminal justice, criminology (desirable) with work experience in a court advice, assessments or prosecutions field (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.

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