Programs Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 20 November 2019

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $84,257 - $96,430
Position No: 47899
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 November 2019
Contact Officer: Sally Fitzmaurice on sally.fitzmaurice@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 4890

Details: ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is seeking applications from passionate and motivated professionals for the position of Programs Officer (ASO6).

This position is based at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), in a highly skilled team committed to effective program delivery for offenders and detainees in both the community and in custody.

Working closely with other Programs Officers, under the direction of a Team Leader, you will deliver therapeutic and psycho educational programs to detainees in the Alexander Maconochie Centre and offenders engaged with Community Corrections. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidates to work with challenging clients in facilitating high quality programs with a strong focus on reducing risk and encouraging rehabilitation.

You will deliver programs in line with national best practice and further, you will provide professional advice, input and support in relation to all aspects of program planning and delivery within the AMC and Community Corrections. To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to, contemporary best practice in relation to program facilitation. You will also be able to demonstrate significant skill and expertise (or a capacity to quickly develop relevant skill and expertise) in trauma informed practice, research, planning, as well as well-developed group facilitation skills. You will have a proactive approach to detainee and offender management including ability to liaise with internal stakeholders and professional supervisors and be able to demonstrate an ability to compile and contribute verbal and written reports.

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: Tertiary qualifications in the Psychological, Education, Social Work or Behavioural Sciences are highly desirable. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a police criminal history check Applicants may be required to undertake psychological aptitude testing as part of the assessment process. Current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Check) Act 2011 is essential. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to perform some weekend work. A current driver’s licence is essential.

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; and (4) a copy of your driver’s licence. Please ensure you submit all four items. One of the referees should be a current supervisor.

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