Advanced Assessment and Referral Practitioner, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

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Advanced Assessment and Referral Practitioner, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria


Job Description

Advanced Assessment and Referral Practitioner, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

·         VPS 4 role based in Corrections Victoria Correctional Centres and office of Court Support Services

·         Extensive experience in the assessment of and support planning for clients with complex needs.

·         Demonstrated capacity to provide a culturally responsive and inclusive service to clients.

·         Extensive knowledge of treatment and support options for clients with complex needs

·         Training and development opportunities available

About us

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

About the role

This role provides practice leadership and mentoring to a team of Assessment and Referral Practitioners, in relation to complex client presentations and program processes. It also undertakes assessments and brief, post-release case planning to prisoners on remand who present with a range of complex needs.

This role undertakes assessments and brief, post-release case planning to people on remand who present with a range of complex needs to support their transition back into the community.

About you 

·         Tertiary qualification (minimum Diploma level highly desirable) related to case management practice with forensic clients; such as social work, psychology, welfare, drug and alcohol or another related field and/or relevant experience.

·         Provide assessment and brief, post-release case planning to people on remand with multiple risks and needs.

·         Identify client risks and develop risk management and/or harm minimisation strategies in relation to these risks.

·         Coordinate referrals to a range of treatments and supports for clients, including housing, alcohol/drug treatment, family violence interventions and mental health treatment.

·         Skilfully work with diversity in a way that displays respect and cultural sensitivity and ensuring that services are delivered in a way that is family/person-centred, and responsive to and inclusive of the diverse needs and backgrounds of all clients.

·         Prepare reports on client progress and effectively speak to your work in a court setting as required. 

For further information on this position and to submit your application, please visit careers.vic.gov.au by 18/10/2021.

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