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Job Title : Senior Programs Officer - Parole In-reach Program


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Senior Programs Officer - Parole In-Reach Program

Strategic Reform

Salary: Level 2SC, PS CSA Agreement 2019, $95,548 - $105,179 per annum, pro rata

Position number: Pool Ref 021198

Work type: Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: Perth CBD

Closing date: 2021-05-18 4:30 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

Attachments: - Job Description Form.pdf

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About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Parole In-Reach Program (PiP) is a part of the Justice Reform Parole Initiative, which aims to increase appropriate access to rehabilitation programs to offenders in the period leading up to, and following their release to parole in the community. The Senior Programs Officer (PiP) will assist in the development of the program and provide clinical service provision as part of the implementation of the program at the pilot sites.

The Senior Programs Officer (PiP) will undertake clinical research and analysis, identify and develop suitable processes and initiatives for offender rehabilitation, and prepare reports and updates in relation to establishment and ongoing operations for the PiP. The Senior Programs Officer (PiP) will provide support to the Clinical Supervisor for the triage, assessment, treatment and case management of offenders and works to achieve outcomes related to offender rehabilitation and reintegration.

You may be required to undertake intrastate travel to suit business needs, and a possession of a current WA motor vehicle driver's license is required.

About you

You will need to possess a four year degree in either Psychology or Social Work and eligibility for registration with either the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) or the Australian Association of Social Workers.

You will also need to demonstrate strengths in the following areas:

  • Delivery of rehabilitative programs to offenders in custody and community;
  • Development of rehabilitative programs, procedures and policies;
  • Preparing written reports detailing offender assessment and treatment outcomes within designated timeframes; and
  • Collaborating with departmental and external agency representatives to achieve project outcomes and ensure streamlined delivery of services.

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement (no more than 3 pages) addressing the following criteria as contained in the JDF. Please include examples to support your claims.

  • Shapes and Manages Strategy
  • Achieves Results
  • Communicates and Influences Effectively
  • Demonstrated understanding and practical experience of assessment, case management and clinical intervention approaches for offending behaviour.

Please ensure that at least 1 referee is a current or recent supervisor/line manager.

All remaining criteria will be assessed at a later stage in the selection process.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the "Apply for Job" button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Pool Recruitment

The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.

This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the date of first appointment. Fixed term, full time, part time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.

Candidate Search

If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Dr Gaynor Hobbs, A/Clinical Supervisor - Parole in-Reach Program, on (08) 9264 9868(available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays) for a confidential discussion.