Published November 9, 2022
Last Modified November 10, 2022
Courts Services Victoria
350 Queen Street, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 27, 2022

Job Description

  • VPS Grade 4 role based in Melbourne with flexibility
  • Working collaboratively in a pivotal role assisting people in improving their lives
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state. The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

The Drug Court is a statutory division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria and part of MCV Specialist Courts and Programs. The division provides an alternative sentencing option to offenders with drug and/or alcohol dependency who have committed offence/s whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol and/or to support their dependency.

About the role

The Drug Court of Victoria is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised DACM to join the Melbourne team. The Drug Court DACM is responsible for providing a range of clinical advice, treatment and referral services for the Drug Court and its' participants, in line with the principles and practices of the model.

It is the role of the Drug Court DACM to:

  • Assess potential participants referred to the Drug Court and develop treatment plans to address substance use and associated issues.
  • Develop individual treatment plans for participants on a Drug Treatment Order to address their substance use, psychosocial history and
  • Participate in case conferences and provide expert advice to the Court in relation to the offender's psychosocial history, substance use and suitability for the inclusion in and ongoing participation in the program.
  • Provide assessment and progress reports for the Drug Court Magistrate.
  • Develop, manage and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Court Services Victoria, court staff, judiciary, community organisations, drug treatment agencies, peer agencies, and other Victorian Government Departments and Non-Government Organisations.
  • Contribute to the development and progress of the Drug Court program including the development and continuous improvement of clinical policies, procedures and assessment tools.

The Drug Court DACM is a vital member of a multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will excel in a team environment. The successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative environment and develop collaborative relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders.

About you

The incumbent will have exceptional communication and organisation skills to build and sustain effective relationships with participants and stakeholders in order to respectfully address their enquires and needs. You will have demonstrated experience working with AoD and mental health clients and a sound application of treatment pathways. You will be computer literate and able to effectively use relevant computer systems and be a fast learner. You will be clinically competent and be confident in providing current treatment advice to magistrates and non-clinical staff members.

Tertiary qualification in health, social work, welfare or related field with emphasis in AOD specifically is required. DHHS Accreditation (or eligible) is desired.

For further information on this position and to submit your application, please visit by 27 November 2022.