- Job posted on: 9th Sep 2021
- Applications close:
At ACSO, we look for people who believe in second chances, who share our values and are passionate about supporting forensic clients to re integrate back into the community. If this sounds like you, read on!
The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.
Our Community Offender Advice and Treatment Service (COATS) and RAPIDS (Responsive Assessment Planning Intervention Diversion Service) programs are state-wide intake, assessment and referral service that administers both state and commonwealth funded treatment pathways for clients in contact with, or at risk of coming in to contact with, the justice system. The programs provide specialist assessments for clients being considered for, or placed on, community corrections orders that include AOD assess and treat conditions.
Assessments either take place in community or in prison when a client is placed on parole. Our assessors also undertake assessments for the Adult Parole Board (looking at mandated post release treatment) and for the courts (for presentencing purposes). Forensic AOD assessors are responsible for assessing, writing high-quality clinical forensic assessment reports and developing realistic treatment plans for Justice clients across Victoria.
In RAPIDS our clients are assessed within two days and receive bridging support to maintain engagement.
To learn more about the COATS and RAPIDS programs, check out the program summary under the 'job attachments' tab on our careers site.
If you think you'd be a great fit, we'd love to hear from you!
To apply and view the position description (PD), please visit our careers website, and provide a copy of your resume, a brief covering letter and a document outlining responses to the selection criteria found in the PD.
To learn more about this position, please contact Aston Elliot, Program Manager - COATS Regional, on 0438 992 884.
Please note, as ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance before they commence employment in this position.
ACSO proudly acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples and pay respect to their rich culture, lores, customs and elders past and present. We strongly embrace the spirit of reconciliation and continue working towards ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly those who have been touched by the justice system.
The Australian Community Support Organisation embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people regardless of their background. All suitable applicants for this role will be considered regardless of age, ability, race, gender expression, sex, cultural background, spiritual beliefs or lived experience.