Rehabilitation and Reintegration Officer (Fixed Task Maternity Relief)
Enjoy a varied and challenging role in our Rehabilitation & Reintegration team.
An exciting Fixed Task role with the opportunity to make a difference in Offenders lives
Base salary of up to $80,000 p.a. + super on offer!
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
Rehabilitation and Reintegration Officers (RRO) work within an integrated practice framework, utilising the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) Model and the Good Lives Model (GLM).
RROs are responsible for facilitating a range of programs addressing key criminogenic needs such as drug and alcohol, family violence, anger and aggression, in addition to programs that support life skills development. Intervention is largely group-based with individual intervention available to those unable to participate in groups. RROs also contribute to case planning through assessment, case plans development, case reviews, behaviour support plans and other tasks as required.
RRO’s are also responsible for assessing Inmates’ reintegration needs and providing access to relevant programs and services to support their successful return to the community. RROs support inmates to access financial support, travel, food and clothing, housing, and employment opportunities. They also support inmates to stay connected to their family, social supports and broader community.
The hours for this full-time role are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm and is a fixed task Maternity relief position approximately commencing at the end of February 2022. It is estimated the role will provide coverage until the end of August 2022 however this may be extended or reduced pending the requirements of the Maternity relief.
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Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidates will have:
- Demonstrated knowledge of the NSW Justice system and legislation relevant to working in Corrections.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the “What works” literature in offender rehabilitation and principles of the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) model in reducing recidivism in offender populations.
- Experience in risk assessment, case management, program facilitation, or other relevant community welfare and/or support role.
- Appreciation of the role of relevant Child Protection laws and procedures.
- 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. Ability to administer assessment tools, analyse and record data, prepare plans and make referrals to service providers.
- Professional attitude with well-developed interpersonal, communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Certificate IV Correctional Practice or willingness to complete within 2 years of employment.
- Post-graduate qualification in a related discipline, or undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, criminology, or a related discipline, or significant experience working in a related field.
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 and ongoing support and development.
- Competitive salaries, subsidised meals, free parking and uniform provided.
- 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.
To obtain further information about the application and recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator, Emma Halliburton on (02) 6930 5547.
To find out more about this role and your suitability, please contact Rehabilitation and Reintegration Manager, Steven Morris on (02) 6930 5591.
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Closing Date for Applications - Friday 21st January 2022, at 4.00pm
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply