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Official Visitor Legal , Queensland Corrective Services

Queensland Government - South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


QCS is seeking suitable community members to take up the role of Official Visitor (OV) to visit correctional centres throughout the state to provide important independence and oversight mechanisms.

There are 28 vacancies across the state, and there are three types of OV roles - Legal (5 vacancies), Community (12 vacancies) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (11 vacancies).

This advertisement is for the role of Legal OV, however QCS recognise that a person may fall into two or more of the categories of OV role and encourage people to consider submitting an application for each type of OV role.

The 5 OV-Legal roles are located at Townsville, Rockhampton and SEQ.

Job details Position status Contract
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification Var.
Workplace Location Cairns region,Toowoomba region,Far North Qld,Townsville region,Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/368595/21
Closing date 19-Apr-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration For 3 years with possible extension
Contact person Nicole Meakins
Contact details 07 3565 7705
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In this role you will:

- Visit the correctional centre on a monthly basis.

- Provide independent and impartial support to people in custody.

- Liaise and engage with prisoners to discuss concerns and issues that prisoners are experiencing.

- Investigate complaints made by prisoners, by liaising with correctional centre staff and management.

- Interact with correctional centre staff and management, to resolve complaints, issues and concerns of prisoners.

-Prepare brief reports to the State Coordinator.

The skills required for the role are:

- good communication skills and ability to talk to prisoners and correctional centre managers and staff

- good written skills to prepare brief summaries and reports

- empathy, impartiality and unbiased approach

- ability to read and understand correctional centre procedures

- ability to travel to correctional centres to perform visits and interviews.

Eligibility criteria:

- To ensure the independence of the position, employees of Queensland Corrective Services or the Public Service are not eligible for appointment.

- Applicants for this position (OV-Legal) must be admitted (or eligible for immediate admission) as a solicitor, barrister, or legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Applications to remain current for twelve months

Job Ad Reference - QLD/368595/21

Closing Date - Monday, 19 April 2021

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

*** Positions available in Townsville, Rockhampton and SEQ.***

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Queensland Government

South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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