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Manager, Complex Interventions

State Government of Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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 $124,033 - $165,983 + 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 clinical opportunities. Right now, we are looking for a Manager, Complex Interventions to provide strategic advice and leadership to the team, ensuring the successful delivery of clinical services.

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 General Manager, you will lead a team of Senior Clinicians, Clinicians and other support staff developing a world class program area within Corrections Victoria.

As the Manager, Complex Interventions, you will:
  • Proactively identify emerging issues to ensure responsivity to strategic service demands and ensure best practice is maintained
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal colleagues and stakeholders within Corrections Victoria, including the Prisons, Justice Services, Community Correctional Services, Sentence Management Division, Post Sentence Authority, Adult Parole Board, Courts and stakeholders within Government and in the non-Government sectors
  • Manage performance, service targets, resources, quality assurance and staffing within an allocated budget and according to program guidelines.
  • Achieve the agreed key performance indicators and service targets
  • Ensure staff receive mandatory training, supervision and professional development
This role will require travel and the delivery of after-hours services.

As our ideal candidate you will have:
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership within a highly complex service delivery area, preferably in relation to clients with multiple and complex needs and/or within a legislative framework
  • Demonstrated expertise in complex service delivery management, oversight and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the nature of, and contemporary literature in relation to, forensic interventions
  • Demonstrated understanding and operational knowledge of the corrections system and key issues impacting Corrections Victoria
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team of service delivery staff
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 Carleigh Alderson, General Manager, Assessment and Adapted Interventions on 0455 581 196 or email

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.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

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

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 Wednesday 12 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.

State Government of Victoria

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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