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ReConnect Case Manager - Grampians Region

  • Outreach in Regional Victoria, particularly in the Grampians region (Ballarat, Ararat, Horsham areas etc.), including statewide prison visits.
  • 12 month contract.
  • $93,860 + Superannuation (SCHADS Award 2010 - Level 5 pay point depending on qualifications and experience).

About Vacro

Vacro is an independent non-profit organisation working with people caught in the criminal justice system and their families. Founded in 1872, we are Victoria’s oldest and only specialised criminal justice reintegration service. We provide reintegration, family, and employment support that enables people to create new beginnings for themselves and their families.

We value the expertise of people from a wide range of backgrounds. Because of the work we do, we especially value the expertise of First Nations people, people with lived experience of the criminal justice system, and people of diverse sexualities and gender identities. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including people with a criminal record. We do not discriminate based on a person’s criminal record, however in some circumstances, contractual or legislative obligations may limit a person’s eligibility for certain roles. We are happy to have a confidential discussion about how these requirements may affect a candidate.

The Opportunity

The ReConnect Program is part of the Corrections Victoria Reintegration Pathway and is a voluntary outreach program that supports people to settle back into their communities after being released from prison. The objective of this program is to provide a tailored and dynamic approach to support people to return to community life and access services. This position will report to the ReConnect Regional Manager and shall perform case management and planning activities with participants prior to, during and after release from custody.

This position is a community-based outreach role which involves travel around the state, with a focus on the Barwon South West, Loddon Mallee, and Grampians regions. This role also includes entry into prisons across the state to complete pre-release meetings with participants.

To be Successful

You will require the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, human services or other relevant field.
  • Excellent case planning and management skills.
  • Experience working with participants with complex needs particularly those who have been in contact with the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to co-design and develop case plans alongside with participants.
  • Ability to record activities accurately and promptly in databases, including writing of case notes.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and time management skills.
  • Sound level of MS Office (including Teams), database and internet skills.
  • A valid driver's license and national police background check are mandatory for this position.

If you are looking to join a passionate and high-performing team, dedicated to building genuine relationships with participants and undertaking collaborative journeys where change is made together, then we would love to hear from you.

What we offer

Vacro is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to staff wellbeing. We provide extensive on-boarding training and ongoing professional development for staff, amongst other benefits. This role is classified at Level 5 (pay point dependent on qualifications and experience), of the SCHADS 2010 Award.

next steps

For a copy of the position description and any enquiries regarding the role, kindly email us at [email protected], using the subject line: ReConnect Case Manager - Grampians Region enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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