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Social Worker, Geelong


Government, Defence & Emergency
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Social Worker - Geelong (Fixed Term – up to 12 months, Part-time 3 days per week)

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has an opportunity for a driven individual to join our Geelong team as a Social Worker.

The OPP is committed to ensuring the Victims and Witness Assistant Service continues to provide a high standard of care and service to the Victorian community, as an integral part of the prosecution service. All Social Workers provide professional advice at the highest standard in relation to victims of crime and their role in the indictable prosecution process and criminal justice system.

 About the Role:

 This position works as part of multidisciplinary team with solicitors and prosecutors to help ensure the rights of victims are met in accordance with the Victims' Charter.

  • Provide advice and assistance to informants, solicitors, prosecutors and other stakeholders in dealing with victims and witnesses
  • Ascertain referral and support needs and case manage complex cases through the prosecution process.
  • Conduct legal conferences with solicitors and prosecutors to ensure victims and witnesses are informed about and prepared for court hearings and criminal justice processes.

The role is part time (3 days per week), fixed term contract for up to 12 months as a part time parental leave backfill. Work days can be negotiated.

The position will require travel within Victoria. A vehicle and overnight accommodation are provided as required. The position will be primarily based in Geelong.

Geelong Office Location: 60-62 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Extensive case management experience which includes providing assistance, information and referral to clients in complex cases.
  • Proven ability to work in a demanding team environment and to manage complex situations and sensitive issues.
  • Sound knowledge of the criminal justice system including an understanding of legislation and government policy affecting victims of crime.
  • A qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline is essential.
  • A valid Victorian driver's licence is essential.

 For more information please refer to the attached Position Description.

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the online questionnaire which can be found on the last page of the application process. This questionnaire will ask you to address some of the Key Selection Criteria which you must complete. Separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required.

In accordance with the VPS recruitment process all candidates are subject to complete a pre-employment misconduct screening declaration. Further information is available on the VPSC website: https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/pre-employment-screening-misconduct-victorian-public-service/

Applications close 11:59pm Monday 8 March 2021

The OPP is a diverse employer and welcomes applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

Persons considering applying for this position should note that the recruitment process for this position may be used to fill a commensurate position/s within 3 months of the completion of the recruitment without any further advertisement or interview.

Please note this recruitment process, including interviews, will be conducted remotely and the successful candidate will commence in the role working remotely. 

Geelong, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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