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Forensic Case Worker - ReConnect - Bendigo

  • 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 a Forensic Case Worker to join us in our ReConnect program being delivered throughout Victoria at our Bendigo office. 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 for a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, and prison truly is the last resort. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending, and our purpose to strengthen the wellbeing of communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The program and the role

The ReConnect program aims to support the transition individuals being released from prison and addresses the individual and complex transitional needs of each participant through a responsive, tailored and flexible support approach.

Forensic Case Workers will be responsible for delivering (pre- and/or post-) release support to their allocated participants and will work intensively with community corrections to successfully reintegrate participants. The Forensic Case Worker will be responsible for record keeping (including data entry and case-noting) and providing assertive outreach and interventions to at-risk and vulnerable cohorts, typically face-to-face and in settings and environments that are comfortable for the participant.

We will be holding a 30 minute information session on zoom at 5pm on Thursday 06 August 2020. Please join to hear a little more about the program and ask any questions you may have - we would love to meet you! Please email pc@acso.org.au to receive the link to join.

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 full time position available - Bendigo location
  • $64,500 full time base salary + 9.5 % superannuation + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket! $76k approx. package)
  • Annual leave loading
  • A supportive and collaborative team and leaders
  • Awesome learning opportunities and access to a wide range of online and face to face learning
  • Great reward and recognition program to recognise the amazing work of our ACSO team members
  • Paid parental leave

To apply please click Apply Now 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).

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.

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