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Senior Workforce Development Officer, Countering Violent Extremism (Vpsg5)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Senior Workforce Development Officer, Countering Violence Extremism

Deliver world best-practice treatment in forensic intervention and reduce reoffending.

  • Great opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $101,120 - $122,348 + superannuation

Our work in Forensic Intervention Services (FIS) starts with the belief that every person has the capacity to change and deserves the opportunity to make that change. By building connections with people who have offended (we call them service users) based on trust, professionalism, and empathy, we enable violent and sexual offenders to come to terms with their behaviour and develop insights that lead to better choices and a more constructive role in the community at the end of their sentence.

Led by highly respected leaders with a clear vision, we are transforming the way clinical forensic intervention is delivered in Australia and fast gaining national and international recognition.

We are in a period of exciting growth with several new opportunities. Right now, we are looking for a Senior Workforce Development Officer to play a key role in building the capability of case managers by contributing to the development and delivery of the Countering Violent Extremism training.

How we work

Our aim is to create a safe environment where we can help service users – understand their maladaptive behaviours and equip them with better decision-making abilities.

Using best practice assessment and treatment tools in both group and individual sessions, we work as a multifaceted team combining skills from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, occupational therapy and mental health nursing.

Reporting to the Manager, Complex Interventions, you will be responsible for developing and supporting case management practice across prison and Community Correctional Services (CCS) in the management of violent extremist prisoners and offenders. 

As the Senior Workforce Development Officer, you will:

  • Provide expert consultation and advice on violent extremism evidence-based practice to inform training and learning development needs of prison and CCS staff
  • Lead the development and delivery of countering violent extremism awareness training for specific staff groups across CV
  • Collaborate and support Learning and Development to ensure the appropriate integration of Countering Violent Extremism content within relevant training programs for CV staff
  • Initiate the identification and analysis of emerging issues and trends in staff to build staff awareness for offender and prisoners at risk of violent extremism

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated competency in content development
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitation with an understanding of adult learning principles
  • Knowledge in the field of violent extremism would be desirable
  • Strong problem-solving skills, using specialist knowledge and expertise to address complex problems

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • Job stability - Ongoing position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please call Kelly Mischel on 0408 528 121 or email kelly.mischel@justice.vic.gov.au

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 16 May 2021.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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