Published May 12, 2022
Last Modified May 12, 2022
Courts Services Victoria
181 William Street, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
May 25, 2022

Job Description

  • Supportive and inclusive culture
  • Exciting opportunity to significantly contribute to the future direction of the Court
  • Fixed-term for 12 months                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The County Court (CCV) is Victoria's principal trial Court. The Court's purpose is to hear and determine matters in a fair, timely, efficient and accessible way. This is affirmed by Court Directions 2017- 2022 which sets out the Court's commitment to improvement and the seven most important objectives of the Court. The County Court is committed to continuous improvement consistent with the International Framework for Court Excellence.The CCV DATC pilot project sits alongside the Magistrates' Court of Victoria's (MCV) Drug Court Expansion projects. The CCV DATC pilot and the MCV expansion projects are governed, managed, and executed through an integrated and multi-jurisdictional approach to enable efficient use of resources.The Drug Court of Victoria (DCV) is a statutory division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. 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. Legislation that enables the operation of the CCV DATC was passed through parliament in November 2020, which will enable a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court to operate for the first time in this higher jurisdiction.The DATC pilot program has now been operational since April 2021 with a steady increase in participant numbers and established model of service delivery.

    Reporting to the Senior Business Development Manager, the Senior Education Policy Manager provides leadership and delivery of a range of education and policy related programs for Specialist Courts, which will assist to embed therapeutic responses for court participants.

    A key member of the SCP team the role is responsible for providing advice on therapeutic approaches, best practice professional practice initiatives and relevant education and policy reform in the justice sector. Key underpinning best practice will be in project management approaches and leadership of the International Framework of Court Excellence (IFCE).

    We are seeking someone with strong conceptual, research and analytical abilities to develop education programs and review policy initiatives, which achieve the court's priorities around therapeutic jurisprudence.
    This role will involve working both with internal and external stakeholders and independent experts to develop proposals for therapeutic approaches.

    For further information on this position and to submit your application, please visit by 25/05/2022.