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Case Manager – Transitional Support Program (MCRF)

About the Organisation

Jesuit Social Services has been working for over 40 years delivering support services and advocating for improved policies, legislation and resources to achieve strong, cohesive and vibrant communities where every individual can play their role and flourish.

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. We work where the need is greatest and where we have the capacity, experience and skills to make the most difference.

Justice Programs

Our Justice programs provide support for people involved in the justice system or who are exiting adult prisons and/or Youth Justice Precincts, assessed as high risk/need, with limited social and family networks, limited accommodation and post-release support options and often with multiple and complex health concerns.

Our approach to working with those involved in the criminal justice system uses empowerment as a key practice principle, with a focus on skills and strengths rather than deficits, and self-determination and responsibility rather than dependency.

The Maribyrnong Community Residential Facility (MCRF) Transitional Support program is looking for a case manager to join our team

The MCRF will provide an accommodation option for men assessed as suitable for a residential facility, with a strong focus on risk and community safety. The facility will provide accommodation for post-release offenders and parole release offenders. To be eligible, men will need to have no immediate access to suitable housing on release from prison (no other available options). It is proposed that all serious sex offenders and high risk serious violent offenders be excluded from eligibility for the facility.

This program is a partnership between Corrections Victoria and Jesuit Social Services. Jesuit Social Services will deliver pre- and post-release case management and transition support to men at the facility, including access to longer term housing, assistance to attend health services, access to learning and vocational opportunities and links to cultural support. The focus of the work is to support men successfully transition to independent living in their communities of choice.

About the Role

We seek a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic individual to deliver case management and outreach support to men on the program. The role will be based onsite at the Maribyrnong Community Residential Facility (MCRF) with outreach services delivered across metropolitan Melbourne. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing individualized; case management and transitional support to men as they transition and reintegrate back into the community.

Candidate Requirements

The role will suit candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • An understanding and empathy for the challenges facing men as they transition from custody to the community.
  • Experience in the delivery of case management and outreach support services.
  • Experience working with men to address the underlying issues that contribute to offending behaviors and a knowledge of specialist services and community based support/s.
  • An understanding of risk management and the capacity to assess for risk and respond appropriately.
  • Fully vaccinated

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

The Position Description can be found on here

Please apply via SEEK

For further information please contact human.resources@jss.org.au

Applicants must 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 5.00pm Saturday, 2 July 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 is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment