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Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Job No: GEO1460
Location: Junee

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.

The GEO Group Australia is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

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

This exciting new position is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering a range of Culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners. The Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO) will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners to access appropriate pre and post release programs and entitlements to assist with their reintegration into the community. The ALO will also support the Aboriginal Delegate Committee and advise on Aboriginal cultural, heritage and social justice matters.

Our ideal candidate will identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, be an active member within the local Aboriginal Communities, and possess effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to prepare reports and liaise with a wide range of staff, community members, specialists and management groups. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal family structure, culture, customs and its impact on health outcomes for the indigenous community is essential. 

The hours for this full time Monday to Friday role 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.

 

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 HR Officer Sarah Bishop on 02 6930 5583.

 

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 – Monday 14th October 2019 at 8am

GEO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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