Aboriginal Liaison Officer
We are looking for an Aboriginal Liaison Officer to join our team!
Fantastic opportunity to make a difference
Full time role available with great Company benefits
About the Company:
Junee Correctional Centre is part of The GEO Group in Australia and is the leading provider of privately managed correctional services in NSW and Victoria. Junee is in regional New South Wales and is located 40 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga. For more information, please visit: www.geogroup.com.au
About the Role:
This exciting position will be one of two Aboriginal Liaison Officers at the Junee Correctional Centre, 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 their 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.
This role is on a rostered basis. The roster is flexible with an even share of weekend work a requirement of the role.
Salary for this position is $82,000 - $84,000 plus Superannuation.
To obtain further information about this role and to download the position description, please click HERE
Skills and Experience:
You will need to have:
- Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member with in the local Aboriginal Communities.
- Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal family structure, culture, customs and its impact on health outcomes for the indigenous community.
- The ability to provide input in areas such as professional development, training, professional standards and ethics as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services and programs.
- Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to prepare reports, liaise with a wide range of Staff, community members, specialist and management groups.
- Well-developed organisation, coordination and time management skills in order to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated knowledge/experience in case planning or case management roles.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Certificate IV Correctional Practice or willingness to complete within 2 years of employment
The following will be considered desirable:
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues identified by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and their recommendations, which impact on criminal justice matters.
- Demonstrated experience working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Prior experience in case management, social work or a human services industry will be highly regarded.
Culture and Benefits:
We are always looking for people to join our company who share the values that we stand for: INTEGRITY RESPECT ACCOUNTABLE AGILE INNOVATIVE
Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community. You will benefit from:
- A safe working environment.
- Competitive salaries, subsidised meals, free parking and uniform provided.
- An opportunity to work in a progressive service delivery environment.
- Internal career opportunities and progression.
- Access to our free and confidential Employee Assistance Program.
- Many other employee (and family) benefits.
How to Apply:
To apply, we ask that you complete a short questionnaire below, as part of the application process. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be required to attach a one-page cover letter and current resume.
Please note; it is now mandatory for all employees to have had the Covid-19 vaccination, to work at the Junee Correctional Centre.
To obtain further information about the application and recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Sarah Bishop on (02) 6930 5583.
To find out more about this role and your suitability, please contact our Rehabilitation and Reintegration Manager, Steve Morris on (02) 6930 5591.
Make a real difference - Apply Now!
Closing Date for Applications - Sunday 23rd January 2022, at Midnight
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply