- Job Listing Date
- 10 Sept 2019
- Ballarat & Central Highlands
- Work Type
- Full Time
- Community Services & Development, Community Development
- 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 Forensic Case Workers to join us in our Community Support Program (CSP) being delivered in Ballarat. Due to the client group, we are ideally seeking male staff in the Ballarat region for this position.
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 to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending, and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.
The program and the role
The Community Support 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.
As a CSP Forensic Case Worker you will be required to deliver support services to a case load of participants who are on post sentence orders due to their high risk of re-offending and present with complex needs. This includes:
- completing plans with clients within required time frames,
- providing assertive support, including actively supporting clients to address their individual needs aimed at reducing reoffending,
- pro-actively maintaining regular contact with participants and stakeholders,
- building clients’ resilience to self-manage their own needs,
- creating and maintaining detailed, accurate and appropriate high-level case notes for participants on ACSO’s client information management database,
- working collaboratively with Community Corrections, and other stakeholders, attending meetings and appointments as required, and
- achieving contractual outcomes and individual KPIs.
What ACSO can offer you
- $63,500 full time base salary + 9.5 % superannuation + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket! $75k approx. package)
- A supportive and collaborative team and leaders
- A challenging yet rewarding position
- Learning opportunities and career development
- Annual leave loading
To apply please visit our careers website at www.acso.org.au/work-with-us/ 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). Applications close 27 September 2019.
Applications will be considered as they are received so please apply now!
ACSO considers that the requirement of being male falls under an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
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.
Enquiries: Angela Goodhew
Applications Close: 27/09/2019