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Forensic Case Worker - After Hours Response

Employer: ACSO
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 September, 2019.
Applications close: 22 September, 2019.

  • Looking for a role that’s challenging yet rewarding?
  • Do you want to work for a growing, values driven not-for-profit?
  • Do you believe in second chances and supporting forensic clients to integrate back into the community?

We have the opportunity for Forensic Case Workers to join us in our After Hours Response Team being delivered in Preston. We’d love to hear from people who are motivated by working with a team of skilled and knowledgeable staff, innovative in finding solutions, and passionate about the right to a second chance.

A little bit about ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending, and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.

The program and the role

The role of the Forensic Case Worker (After-hours Response) is to work in collaboration with Corrections Victoria to provide an effective, flexible and responsive after-hours and recall response to participants on post-sentence orders, as part of the CSP. The Forensic Case Worker (After-hours Response) may also be called upon to provide after hours and/or weekend support to CSP participants where individualised needs arise.

The Forensic Case Worker (After-hours Response) will be responsible for working an after-hours roster (i.e. 5pm to 11pm) and will engage directly with post-sentence participants, who have after hour or weekend support needs. As part of this role, you may be recalled after-hours to provide support to participants who require relocation or supervision within the community.

What we’re looking for?

  • Preferably a diploma qualification in a relevant discipline, and/or at least 2 years’ equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with assertiveness and confidence working with people who demonstrate challenging behaviours
  • Experience developing support plans and goal attainment strategies
  • Ability to build positive relationships and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Knowledge and competency in casework practices
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly, possess the ability to manage competing demands, and able to effectively set boundaries and limits where required
  • An extensive background working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people will be highly regarded.

What ACSO can offer you

  • 1 x part time positions available
  • A supportive and collaborative team and leaders
  • A challenging yet rewarding position
  • Learning opportunities and career development
  • $63k base salary + superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Great NFP salary packaging options
How to apply for this job

To apply please visit our careers website at and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the PD available on our website). Applications close 22 September 2019.

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. ACSO acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.