Therapeutic Community, Team Leader - Programs
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 24 July 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $106,043 - $114,146
Position No: 15669
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 July 2019
Contact Officer: Catherine Garrington on catherine.garrington@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 0784

Details: ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to fill the position of Therapeutic Community, Team Leader at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). The Therapeutic Community (TC) is a treatment facility within the AMC in which the community itself, through self-help and mutual support, is the principal means for promoting personal change. The successful applicant will supervise, oversee and direct the work of staff including assessment of development needs and ongoing mentoring, guidance and training in specific program issues. You will also maintain monitoring systems to enable evaluation of effectiveness of treatment options in accordance with leading practice guidelines. Further to this, you will participate in the development and implementation of a range of multidimensional treatment options that offer opportunities for the development of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and personal responsibility for TC participants. In addition, the successful applicant will participate in the ongoing review and evaluation of work practices, including quality assurance and reporting on KPIs; contribute to the development of TC policy and procedures. To be successful, you will possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills necessary to build rapport with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders, in addition to demonstrating leadership and management qualities. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other requirements: Demonstrated experience in working with offenders in a therapeutic community setting would be a distinct advantage; relevant tertiary qualifications or management experience would be an advantage; candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check and may have to undergo psychological assessment; current driver’s licence and an Intermediate First Aid Certificate would be an advantage. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit four items: 1) statement of claims against specified selection criteria; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and 4) a copy of your current driver’s licence. Please ensure you submit all four items.
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