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Program Facilitator

Job No: GEO1384
Location: Junee, NSW

 

Do you have experience working in social work or a related field? 

Confident with facilitating group programs?

Looking for an opportunity to pursue your passion for rehabilitation?

 Our Rehabilitation and Reintegration Team is waiting for you...

 

About The GEO Group Australia

We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. GEO aims to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with.

For more information about our organisation and Junee Correctional Centre, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au

To check out our videos, including the type of individual's we seek to join our business click here. 

 

About Junee Correctional Centre

Junee Correctional Centre is located in Junee, New South Wales, 40 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga.

Junee has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrective Services NSW since opening in 1993. It is New South Wales' largest regional correctional centre.

Junee’s primary role is to safely and securely house up to 853 adult male prisoners and progress their sentence plans by delivering a comprehensive range of education, vocational training, reintegration and offending behaviour programs. Together, these lower a prisoner’s risk of re-offending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration.

The team at Junee achieves exceptionally high levels of prisoner engagement with its responsive interventions. This includes developing strategies that encourage and enable previously-marginalised prisoner groups such as Indigenous Australians and the chronically ill to participate.

The Centre is currently undergoing an expansion which will see it transition to a maximum security Centre, housing up to an additional 480 maximum security offenders.

 

About the Opportunity

Program Facilitators work within an integrated practice framework, utilising the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) Model and the Good Lives Model (GLM) to guide assessment, treatment and case-management recommendations. Program Facilitators are responsible for completing assessments and delivering offence-related programs addressing key criminogenic needs such as addiction, family violence, anger and aggression and cognitive skills such as problem solving and conflict resolution. Intervention is largely group-based with individual intervention available to those unable to participate in groups. 

Program Facilitators work closely with case officers and all program areas to ensure an integrated approach to case management, whereby interventions and referral pathways address assessed risks and needs, ultimately reducing an inmates risk of re-offending.

The hours for this full time Monday to Friday position are 8am to 4pm.

Due to the nature of this business, you will need to have the ability to operate in a correctional setting and comply with the Centre's security procedures. You will also need to obtain and maintain a satisfactory security clearance as approved by the Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW. Such clearance is unlikely to be granted if you have been convicted of a criminal offence.

 

Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in social work, psychology, criminal justice, criminology or other related field or, possess a relevant undergraduate degree;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the New South Wales Justice System including the role of the Courts, prisons, and community corrections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the “What works” literature in offender rehabilitation and principles of Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) in reducing recidivism in offender populations;
  • Experience in clinical and/or risk assessments, individual and/or group intervention, in a correctional, clinical or other relevant community setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others both cross-agency and as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently prepare reports;
  • A professional attitude with well-developed interpersonal, communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills; and
  • Certificate IV Correctional Practice or willingness to complete within 2 years of employment.

 

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community.

You will receive ongoing support and professional development opportunities, subsidised meals and internal career opportunities.

 

 

Application Process

In order to assist GEO in processing your application for employment and determining your suitability and eligibility for a position with The GEO Group Australia, we ask that you complete a short questionnaire as part of the application process.

Due to the nature of our industry you will find that some of the questions contained in this questionnaire are unique and are different from those that you may have encountered in applying for other positions.

Please note: If you are successful in obtaining an interview for this position you will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration attesting your answers to this questionnaire.

At the end of the questionnaire, you will be required to attach a current Resume.

For any further information about the application process, please contact our HR department on 02 6930 5547.

 

Additional Information

To obtain further information about this role, download the position description HERE or contact the Acting Rehabilitation and Reintegration Manager, Nigel Polsen on (02) 6930 5507.

  

 

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Applications Close – Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 4pm

GEO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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