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Senior Case Manager (Identified)


Townsville Case Management Unit; Community Corrections and Specialist Operations Division; Stuart, Townsville

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Queensland Corrective Services is a top-tier forward thinking public safety agency, committed to humane containment, supervision and rehabilitation. We are looking for Senior Case Managers to join the newly established Case Management Unit located at the Townsville Correctional Complex.

The Townsville CMU is the first pilot site to be established under the End to End Case Management Project. In due course, CMUs will be established in all Queensland Correctional Centres. CMUs will be responsible for assessing risks and needs related to offending behaviour.

Using evidence-based validated assessment tools and employing case management strategies; CMUs facilitate incremental behaviour change, promote desistance and improve readiness for release to support an individual's successful rehabilitation.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Community Care
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/347574/20
Closing date 09-Jul-2020
Job duration 12 months with possible extension
Contact person Linda Parker
Contact details PH: (07) 3230 0029
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Please note:  This position has been identified as a position to be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person because of a number of factors, including the over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients within the Criminal Justice System.  It is an occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25, 104, and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

This role will use a whole-of-sentence planning approach by applying the principles of Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) to case management and will be responsible for coordinating activities to support an individual's readiness for release and transition back to the community.

The role will foster workplace cultures through sound case management of persons in custody by being able to recognise and articulate the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the capacity to effectively and sensitively consult and negotiate in accordance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander protocols.  

In the role of Senior Case Manager (Identified) you will:

* Administer evidence-based validated assessment tools to identify risk and need and facilitate system pathways to promote community safety;

* Develop, implement and update an individualised Engagement Plan in collaboration with the incarcerated person, their families/ support network and internal and external service providers;

* Promote and facilitate incremental and positive behavioural and attitudinal change using effective case management strategies and drawing on strengths-based approaches including motivational interviewing, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services and programs in accordance with the Engagement Plan;

* Undertake direct interaction and manage a caseload of incarcerated persons, including high risk sexual, violent and other priority groups;

* Undertake complex assessments of risk to the community, including identification of outstanding treatment and reintegration needs, evaluation of relapse prevention plans and consolidation of learning from offending behaviour interventions, accommodation risk assessment screening, and preparation of high quality reports to inform parole release decision-making by Parole Board Queensland and Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department; and

* Show a genuine commitment to invest in the community and understand remote protocols including the multicultural offender profile and promote a positive image of QCS.

Qualifications, professional registration, conditions and other requirements

* Possession of a relevant human services tertiary degree in psychology, social work, health, behavioural or social sciences will be highly regarded.

* Membership or affiliation with a relevant professional association will be highly regarded.

* The incumbent may be required to travel on official business and the possession of a C class licence is required.

Please refer to the role description for a full overview of the role including essential requirements and "how to apply".

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

JAR No: QLD/347574/20

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 July 2020

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

**Two positions available.**

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