Field Officer - Thomastown | Melbourne - Northern Metro

Field Officer - Thomastown

Application Close Date: 28-Apr-2019
Melbourne - Northern Metro
Community Corrections
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$60,114 - $66,414
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  • Ongoing, full time opportunity based in Thomastown
  • Salary $60,114-$66,414 plus superannuation
  • Help put offenders on the right path

About the role

Field officers supervise offenders at Community Work Sites and model appropriate behaviours to offenders. Acting as key role models in their work, field officers must represent the department in a professional and ethical manner at all times and promote the rehabilitative benefits of community work programs to offenders to enhance community safety.

You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population. This role will cover the North West Metropolitan Region and weekend work will be required.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Assess the audience and provide appropriately tailored and clear information and explanations to a range of groups, in an effective and confident manner, dealing with challenging behaviour firmly but politely.
  • Build rapport with others in order to understand issues and suggest courses of action appropriate to their needs,
  • Use logic-based persuasion in discussing based on concrete data to convince others, and negotiates on timelines for delivery of goods or services.
  • Focus on understanding motivations of others, acknowledging emotions of others, and actively listening to clarify and defuse conflict situations and provide solutions.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

NB: Hospitality, chef, wood-working, carpentry, landscaping and related trade skills will be highly regarded.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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