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Specialist Assessor

The GEO Group Australia Pty. Ltd. - Ravenhall, VIC

Security & Protective Services
Source: Melton Jobs Hub

Source: Melton Jobs Hub


Specialist Assessor

Job No: GEO1830


Location: Melbourne


Do you have an interest in the criminal justice, health or human services field?

Are you interested in being part of the most innovative correctional environment in Australia?

Are you interested in the application of forensic risk assessment to inform treatment planning?



About The GEO Group Australia

The GEO Group is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW and VIC. We aim to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

Our company is defined by us always acting with Integrity, showing everyone Respect without fail, being Accountable at all times, always being Agile and continuously looking for opportunities to be Innovative.

For more information about our organisation, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au

To view our videos, including the type of individuals we seek to join our business, click here.

About Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall is a 1300 bed medium security prison for adult sentenced and unsentenced males. Its contemporary campus-style design reflects four accommodation communities with varying profiles: 1) induction and transition, 2) youth and indigenous, 3) challenging behaviours and more settled prisoners and 4) protection. Community accommodation is complimented by a further 75-bed Forensic Mental Health Unit, 25-bed Unit for prisoners with significant challenging behaviours, and a 25-bed Mission Unit designed to respond intensively and therapeutically to current community issues. In recognition of the importance of Continuum of Care, Ravenhall extends its presence into the community by providing ex-prisoners with access to post-release support at GEO’s Community Reintegration Centre.

Through investment in opportunities for prisoners to engage in work, education and programs, prisoners are not only held safely and securely but given every chance to turn their lives around. Issues behind much of the crime in our communities – such as violent attitudes, anti-social behaviours and the abuse of drugs and alcohol – are addressed through innovative programs and interventions. At the same time helping prisoners with day-to-day challenges such as gaining and holding down employment and finding a suitable place to live also help prevent a return to crime.

Ravenhall’s unprecedented emphasis on offender rehabilitation and reintegration is evidenced by a significantly sized team of clinicians, working in concert with a number of Victoria’s most respected organisations including Forensicare, Correct Care, YMCA and Kangan Institute. Together, Ravenhall provides an integrated service system that collaboratively brings about lasting positive change in the lives of prisoners pre- and post-release. Through these partnerships the objective of Safer Victorian Communities is achieved.    

About the Opportunity

Ravenhall's Specialist Assessors will undertake a suite of assessments with prisoners including assessments to identify transition needs, to determine dynamic risk factors and general recidivism risk and assessment of other factors that contribute to the development of case-management plans. 

Specialist Assessors will:

  • Participate as a member of the broader Transition and Reintegration team, reporting to the Senior Clinician (Transition and Reintegration).
  • Conduct daily reception assessments to determine prisoners’ immediate transition and accommodation needs
  • Conduct forensic risk assessments for sentenced prisoners to determine risk of recidivism including key risks and issues that informs treatment planning.
  • Administer the Good Lives Assessment Tool (GLAT) to explore areas to improve prisoner’s quality of life. assessments for prisoners serving greater than 6 months to explore areas of life enhancement
  • Liaise with custodial case-mangers in relation to the development of case-management plans in line with information identified through assessment.
  • Liaise with Reintegration officers, Melbourne City Mission and Aboriginal Programs Staff in relation to reintegration planning.
  • Liaise with Aboriginal Programs Staff and Cultural Advisor in relation to new receptions who identify as indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role of a Specialist Assessor you will have:

  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a correctional environment involving direct contact with prisoners.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and attitudinal characteristics conducive to non-judgmental evaluations of prisoners.
  • Knowledge of adjustment, behavioural and transitional issues likely to be experienced by prisoners in the correctional environment.
  • Ability to administer assessment tools, analyse and record data, prepare plans and make referrals to service providers.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills, in addition to the ability to formulate and clearly communicate by way of written communication, prisoner needs based on available information.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and navigate various information management systems.

For further information about this role including the Position Description and how to apply, please click the Apply Now button.

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community. Benefits of working for GEO, include but are not limited to:

  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities (including further education sponsorship)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary and rewards scheme
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff gym
  • Subsidised meals
  • Attractive salary of $70,000.00 - 74,000.00 plus super 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply .

Applications close at 11:00 pm, Sunday 16 May 2021. For enquiries please contact Nimit Pandya or Ana Cuchilla-Castillo, HR Officers on 03 8363 2658.

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted approximately 2-3 weeks following the closing date. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted in due course.

Ravenhall, VIC

Security & Protective Services


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