About the organisation
Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. We reflect on the critical factors shaping our contemporary world; the social, political and economic contexts, and we adapt our practice to work with those most in need.
Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.
We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.
About the role
We seek a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic individual who has a demonstrated capacity to work alongside the Coordinator to manage the day to day operations of the program, and who has experience managing, supervising and mentoring staff. The Successful application will have superior written and verbal communication and organisational skills. This role will be responsible for managing a small case load of complex participants, and coordinating/leading a small team of case managers.
Salary range $85,000 - $88,761 per annum plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development as well as opportunities for personal growth.
What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:
- An organisation that lives its values, through its day to day work
- A welcoming and supportive relational environment
- A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
- Ongoing training and development related to your role
- Employee assistance program
- A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
- Generous leave
About the program
Provide holistic support service for young people involved in the justice system or who are exiting adult prisons and/or Youth Justice centres, who are assessed as high risk/need, with limited social and family networks, limited accommodation and post release support options and experiencing multiple and complex health problems. Staff deliver quality programs in a manner that reflects the social justice principles of participation, equity, access and respect. Services include: intensive outreach support, case management, supported accommodation, drug and alcohol counselling, recreation programs, employment/training programs, 24/7 after hours emergency assistance and duty work and referral service. Our adult and youth justice work contributes to regional and state-wide advisory forums and networks, and assists in a more comprehensive approach to justice through partnerships with Government agencies and other service providers, as well as to legislation, policy development and advocacy.
- Corrections Victoria Reintegration Program (CVRP)
The Victorian Department of Justice through Corrections Victoria has a model for the delivery of transitional services to individuals exiting prison. The aim of the Corrections Victoria Reintegration Program (CVRP) is to provide an effective reintegration program for eligible prisoners exiting custody that will address their individual and complex transitional needs through a responsive, tailored and flexible support approach to facilitate community reintegration and reduce re-offending. The key objectives of the program are to:
- Implement an individualised transitional plan for exiting prisoners which addresses key needs to reduce re-offending and ensures continuity of care
- Provide assertive outreach and practical assistance to participants to successfully reintegrate into the community
- Assist offenders to address issues relating to the underlying causes of their offending and achieve positive outcomes in key intervention areas.
How to apply
- Upload your resume and cover letter incorporating your responses to the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description with names and contact numbers of two referees.
- For further information please contact Samantha Noonan on 0407 364 751.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 7 June 2023.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the closing date may be subject to change without notice.
Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation.
We strongly encourage applications from all community members including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, people with a disability, people of culturally diverse backgrounds and working parents.
Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.
Key Selection Criteria
This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:
- An understanding and empathy for the challenges facing men as they transition from custody to the community.
- Demonstrated capacity and experience to manage staff and programs that provide outreach support and case management services to people released from prison.
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; and stakeholder management.
- An understanding of risk management and the capacity to assess for risk and respond appropriately.
Responsibilities for this role include:
- Provide supervision and line management to a small team of case managers
- Manage a small case load of complex participants
- Work closely with the Coordinator to support the day to day operations of the program
- Be an active member of the leadership team
- Work closely with key stakeholders in particular Corrections Victoria, Community Correctional Services (CCS), prisons and other external organisations
Qualifications, Skills and experience:
- Tertiary qualification/s and/or experience in the field or related fields required
- Experience working effectively with people engaged in the criminal justice system and a strong understanding of the challenges facing men as they transition from prison to community
- Experience in providing support, mentoring, coaching and supervision to staff
- Good leadership skills, use of initiative and problem solving ability
- Strong understanding of working within a compliance framework
- Good practice framework(s) and strong relational and interpersonal skills