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Trade Overseer General Industries -macquarie Correctional Centre

Communities and Justice - The Slopes, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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General Industries Trade Overseer ( Supervisor) – Macquarie Correctional Centre

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) was formed in 2019 with the merger of two former departments Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.

By combining FACS and Justice, the two former agencies are now able to work together as DCJ to support everyone’s right to access justice, to help families, and to promote early intervention and inclusion, in order to provide benefits for the whole community.

Corrective Services NSW employs trade Overseers, Senior Overseers and Managers in Corrective Services Industries (CSI) providing inmates in correctional centres with vocational training in service and commercial industries to improve their employment opportunities when they are released from custody. Employment is a proven factor in reducing the risk of re-offending.

About the role

As a Trade Overseer, you will supervise and develop inmates through managing, coaching, instructing and encouraging them, as members of a team, in order that they may improve their work skills, enhance their post-release employment prospects and contribute productively to Service/Business Unit objectives. You will also be overseeing the activities of the team to ensure productivity efficiency and other commercial objectives are achieved, and that quality and safety requirements and customer needs are met.


  • $81,037 pa + $3,170 Incidental Allowance + Super and Annual Leave
  • Industry leading training with ongoing career development and support
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

Essential Requirements

  •  Minimum Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Current Certificate III in Correctional Practice or capacity to complete Certificate III in Correctional Practice in accordance with specified CSNSW timeframe
  • Current driver licence and preparedness to drive a vehicle in the course of performing the role

About you

The ideal candidate for this role will meet the Essential Requirements above and be able to:

  • Proven experience in commercial cookery, food handling, preparation of meals, food safety/cleaning procedures
  • Supervise, coach, train, instruct and work with inmates to develop their work skills in order to enhance their post-release employment opportunities, thereby reducing their risk of re-offending
  • Provide a positive role model and demonstrate personal values, such as honesty, ethics and integrity which support CSI and social values
  • Positively contribute to the business unit operations through the delivery of work related inmate training, including the implementation of Inmate Traineeships
  • Provide detailed input to case management reporting through the Work Readiness Program.
  • Manage resources efficiently and effectively to achieve planned outcomes
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment for staff, contractors, inmates and visitors to comply with Work Health & Safety legislation

 Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

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When applying you will need to attach:

  • Resume (maximum 5 pages and including 2 Referees – one must be a current supervisor)
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description (please refer to the Role Description so that you can address the highlighted capabilities).
  • Copies of Trade Qualifications MUST be attached

For additional information about this role please contact:

Talent Acquisition Team at: [email protected]


Talent Pools

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.

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

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 contact Jennifer Xu at [email protected] to 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.

The Slopes, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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