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Court Advice and Advanced Case Manager - Horsham

Department of Justice and Community Safety

12 Month fixed term role based in Horsham Salary range $86,973 - $97,833 plus superannuation Contribute to community safety and reducing recidivism in young people About us The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for the statutory supervision of young people in the criminal justice system. The department's youth justice service provides programs and resources that address young people's offending behaviour as well as knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending. Through supervision, offending related programs and linkages to appropriate support services, the youth justice service promotes opportunities for accountability and rehabilitation that contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.

About the role Advanced Case Managers provide complex supervision and support to clients subject to Youth Justice court orders. The position ensures that all cases are managed to a high standard. This includes preparing Court and Youth Parole Board reports, developing Case Plans and attending court for clients matters.

Advanced Case Managers provide thorough, high-level assessments, develop case plans/reports and advocate for the provision of support services. Advanced Case Managers also maintain professional relationships with Youth Justice Centres, the Youth Parole Board, Courts and community service organisations. The Youth Justice program places emphasis on diversion and rehabilitation of young offenders to minimise further offending.

Operating outside normal office hours may be required at times. The purpose of the Youth Justice Court Advice Services (YJCAS) is to provide informed, independent, and evidence-based advice to assist the court in its decision making and rehabilitation objectives YJCAS are representing the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety when appearing in court and must maintain impartial, balanced positions at all times. YJCAS aims to assist the court to make decisions in relation to: Bail and sentencing Assessment outcomes such as suitability for a group conference Appropriate diversionary options including suitable community support services Program and services available that may be available This position is located in Horsham in the Grampians Region which stretches from Bacchus Marsh through to the state border with South Australia.

Youth justice case managers are based in Ballarat and Horsham. Qualifications: A Bachelor of Social Work or Diploma in Community Services Work is highly desirable. Other tertiary qualifications at Diploma level or above will be considered only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and have had supervised practical work placements.

A full driver's licence is required. A current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is also required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee f.


Date22 November 2022

Location -

type Full Time

Salary $86,973 - $97,833

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