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Sentence Planning Coordinator , Queensland Corrective Services

Queensland Government - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Sentence Management Services (SMS) is responsible for managing capacity utilisation and prisoner movement; managing prisoner parole functions; prisoner sentence planning; and making decisions regarding prisoner security classification and placement.

SMS has an exciting opportunity for an administration professional with strong planning, and coordination skills to contribute towards the day to day operations of SMS performing sentence management functions.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Administration
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/371695/21
Closing date 14-May-2021
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Salary Other
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Contact person Suzanne Cantatore
Contact details Ph: (07) 3565 7946
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In the permanent role of Sentence Planning Coordinator, you will engage with and assess prisoners, prepare and write reports, complete administrative tasks associated with lawful detention, court attendance and parole processes. The role will also provide service delivery coordination and guidance to staff.

Accountabilities will include:

  • Ensure that all sentencing authority and police documentation are actioned
  • Accurately calculate a prisoner's sentence to ensure lawful detention, release and supervision of prisoners
  • Perform administrative processes to ensure the lawful detention of prisoners including, recording sentence and remand details, pre-admission checklists, presentence custody certificates, prisoner bail, release and discharge documents, and auditing of electronic and manual diaries
  • Coordinate and deliver parole functions including to chair the prisoner interview, prepare high quality parole board reports and ensure adherence to relevant legislative and procedural timeframes
  • Coordinate and conduct prisoner panels including planning, classification and placement ensuring completed reports and information packs will support just and appropriate delegated decisions
  • Ensure all parole actions are accurately recorded on IOMS and/or prisoner's file within required timeframes
  • Ensure all sentencing and sentence management correspondence is actioned within timeframes including being delivered and clearly explained to prisoners
  • Prepare correspondence for relevant internal and external stakeholders in relation to prisoner sentence management; and
  • Provide individual and work unit supervision and coordination, supporting the performance management and development processes with allocated staff including compliance with workplace health and safety and code of conduct obligations.
Skills and Experience

We are looking for someone with an understanding of the criminal justice system or similar legislated work environment, demonstrated high level planning and coordination skills, strong written and oral communication skills and proven ability to engage with a range of stakeholders in facilitating service delivery, and highly developed problem solving skills.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how their knowledge, skills and experience aligns with key role accountabilities, and capabilities as contained in Leadership competencies for Queensland (Individual Contributor).

Applications to remain current for twelve months

Job Ad Reference - QLD/371695/21

Closing Date - Friday, 14 May 2021

Further information

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Queensland Government

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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