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Aboriginal Programs Officer

Government of South Australia - Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Department for Correctional Services
Job reference: 430776
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Department for Correctional Services

The Department employs approximately 1,900 staff and has responsibility for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the state. Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public and reducing re-offending. We work towards this through the contribution of staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields, from correctional officers and teachers, to social workers, psychologists and supervisors of court orders. Their commitment ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and better outcomes. In a supportive and collaborative environment, you will encounter interesting professional challenges and you will work alongside dedicated and passionate people who help to turn around the lives of offenders and rebuild lives affected by crime.

The Aboriginal Programs Officer reports to the Manager, Aboriginal Programs and is responsible for the development and delivery of high-quality therapeutic Aboriginal wellness and preparatory, and rehabilitation programs to Aboriginal prisoners and offenders with a focus on Aboriginal women prisoners.

The position includes advising on customisation, development and delivery of programs, responsibility for planning and review of Aboriginal specific programs, and may include assistance with assessment.

Special Conditions

Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in conjunction with other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial entitlements.
The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check.
A current South Australian Driver’s Licence is essential.
A flexible approach to working hours is required.
Some interstate and intrastate travel will be required which may necessitate overnight absences.

Essential: N/A
Desirable: Tertiary qualifications in Adult Education, Social Work, Human Services or Anthropology to a standard approved by the Chief Executive.


ASO5 ($80,830 - $89,897pa)


Ms Vickie Dodd

Manager, Aboriginal Programs

8226 9409


Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online via I Work for SA.

Your written application should include additional information that specifically addresses the selection criteria.

Refer to the Advice to Applicants for information on how to apply.

Applicants are required to complete the Employment Declaration if not currently employed by the Department for Correctional Services.

Additional Information
This is a temporary vacancy for up to 12 months.
The Department for Correctional Services considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). Therefore, this position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Applications close: 07/04/2021 11:00 PM

Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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