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Case Manager – ReConnect

Implement individualised transitional plans for exiting prisoners. Provide outreach, practical assistance to reintegrate into community.

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Brosnan Services, an arm of Jesuit Social Services, has accompanied and worked with people involved in Victoria’s criminal Justice system for 40 years.

We support people to overcome the legacy of negative experiences in their lives by re-affirming their value and worth as individuals.

Our approach emphasizes empowerment as a key principle when engaging people with multiple and complex needs.

We give attention to their skills and strengths rather than deficits; and to self-determination and responsibility rather than dependency.

About the role

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Case Manager who is able to provide case management to men and women exiting prison.

ReConnect provides transitional support to eligible participants who are exiting custody and will be residing in the North and West Metropolitan regions of Melbourne. In order to facilitate community reintegration and reduce reoffending the program supports participants to address seven key domains; housing, mental health, AOD, employment, education, training, independent living skill, family and community connectedness.

This is a full time position located at Brunswick, with the requirement to travel between prison locations.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Work closely with the senior practitioner to support day to day operations of the Reconnect program.
  • Manage a case load of participants with multiple and complex needs
  • Ability to work without supervision in the community in an outreach capacity.
  • Support participants to develop individually tailored case plans that are goal focused and participant led.

Candidate Requirements

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification/s and/or experience in field required
  • Experience working effectively with people engaged in the criminal justice system and a strong understanding of the challenges facing men and women as they transition from prison to community
  • Understanding of good practice frameworks
  • Strong relational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of working within a compliance framework

A base salary of $73,361 per annum, plus superannuation and salary packaging is offered, together with ongoing professional and career development.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

For further information please contact Suzette James-Nevell on 03 9387 1233.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5.00pm Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct