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Aboriginal Identified - Services And Programs Officer - Ongoing - Broken Hill

Communities and Justice - Far Meadow, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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Provide Services and Programs that reduce re-offending

  • Broken Hill NSW
  • Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others? Do you want a role that is both rewarding and challenging? Want to work for a fantastic government Department? We have the job for you.
  • Temporary and ongoing opportunities
  • In order to apply you must identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • You will be required to work with both identified and non-identified offenders
  • From $85,488 pa + Superannuation and leave loading

About us:

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is looking for people with backgrounds in social work or similar to become identified Services and Programs Officers (SAPOs) and help transform lives.

SAPOs support the safety and welfare of offenders within a Correctional Centre and the community by facilitating programs that reduce re-offending.

About the role:

  • Provide induction, assessment, support, and case management processes and reporting.
  • Facilitate group based programs to offenders within a Correctional Centre or in the community.
  • Deliver strategies and programs that promote health and reduce harm for offenders.
  • Undertake individual interventions for offenders as required.
  • Resolve critical situations by providing information, expertise, support and referrals.
  • Assist offenders with pre-release planning.
  • Maintain documentation and case notes on all offenders receiving services.
  • Working effectively with a diverse range of offenders.
  • Managing key internal and external relationships with offender’s families and external agencies.

About you:

  • Demonstrate professionalism by setting an example for others to follow.
  • Commit to customer service by identifying customer needs and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrate accountability by following safe work practices.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer applications for effective use in records and information management.

Role Description and Core Capabilities:

  • Capabilities listed as Focus are those which you must demonstrate immediate competence in to be selected for this role. Click here for more information.

Requirements of the role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the transitional factors affecting offenders and their families
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in assessment, case management and intervention with clients with complex welfare and alcohol and drug related needs
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in delivering group based interventions
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of alcohol and other drug dependence and evidenced based interventions
  • Current NSW driver licence with ability and willingness to travel throughout NSW

How to apply:

  • Attach a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description (maximum 2 pages).
  • Attach an up-to-date resume (maximum 3 pages) detailing your skills and experience.

Contact: Katrina Taunton, [email protected]

Closing date: 9th March 2021, 11.59 AEST

This position is open to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

Department of Justice considers that being an Australian Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this role in accordance with Sections 14 and 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and under Clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014.

Confirmation of Aboriginality Declaration Form must be completed and submitted with your application.

Talent Pool:

If your application is successful, you will be placed on a talent pool for the Broken Hill location for a period of 18 months.

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. If a vacancy arises in your preferred location during this time, you may be contacted and asked to attend the location to meet the manager. From there a final decision will be made regarding whether to activate the talent pool. Offers are based on location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contactMaliha Shafique at [email protected] or 1800 810 316 and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

Far Meadow, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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