Community Justice Team Leader

Job Title: Community Justice Team Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Industry: Social Work
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date:
Reference: MEE-Team Leader_1598570209
Contact Name: Social Work Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Sep 04, 2020

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Community Justice Team Leader to work with high risk/ complex offenders.

You will be responsible for providing high quality individualised post-release support in terms of each offender's reintegration Plan

You will:

  • Provide daily coaching and guidance to your team to ensure effective and quality delivery of services.
  • Act as first point of escalation on operational or client care matters, and support your team members to resolve these matters to avoid further escalation.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff performance against position deliverables, annual performance plans and professional development goals. Take remedial action where performance outcomes are not being achieved.
  • Develop and foster a cohesive team culture. Where your team is located across multiple worksites ensure this team cohesiveness extends beyond individual locations to the wider program team.
  • Manage team performance and service delivery to ensure program contract KPIs are met or exceeded as per each contract's terms and organisational objectives.
  • Monitor the workplace and employee conduct to ensure WHS processes and frameworks are adhered to; lead by example to foster a safety culture within your program. Work with employees, Program Manager and WHS Partner on Return to Work plans in cases of worker's compensation.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to Program Manager on opportunities for continuous improvement in work practices, systems, procedures and/or service delivery.
  • Provide Case Management to clients including crisis intervention, outreach & Advocacy undertake assessments and plan for their exits within a set Time Frame
  • Support participants to integrate back into the community by building good working relationship with them and with the Care Coordination team
  • To develop and maintain strong external stakeholders' relationships to ensure that the clients are being offered a broad range of services
  • To act in accordance with relevant state and Federal legislation and policy
  • Undertake reporting and administrative tasks as required

You will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology and/or related behavioural sciences. Diploma qualification will only be accepted if you have 10+ years of Justice experience.
  • Experience in Case Management with High complex needs clients within the justice system and working on their integration back into the community
  • Have been in a previous leadership position for a minimum of 2 years
  • Understanding of the justice systems and other services that participants may have contact with such as Housing, Mental Health, AOD, Family Violence.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation, written, verbal, and computer skills
  • Have worked in the Justice sector for a minimum of 4 years
  • A valid and current driver's licence

You will also have or be willing to undergo a Working with Children Check and a Police Check.

Why work with Tradewind?
Tradewind Australia is Melbourne's fastest growing agency recruiting for the Social Services sector. We currently have a high demand for Social Workers across a variety sectors working with the most reputable organisations within the industry. We pride ourselves on the strong and longstanding relationships we have formed with our clients and candidates

We Provide:

  • Your own consultant who will work hard to secure you the right roles for your skill set
  • Access to roles offered exclusively through Tradewind
  • Flexible hours improving your work/life balance
  • No joining fees

How to apply:

  • Follow the link provided (or visit our website and click contact us, then apply now)
  • Fill in as much detail as you can on the application form and upload your resume
  • Contact the office directly if you have any queries regarding your application however, please allow some time for your application to be processed

Join the Tradewind team and apply now!


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