Casual Field Officer | Melbourne - Southern Metro

Casual Field Officer

Application Close Date: 29-Sep-2019
Melbourne - Southern Metro
Community Corrections
Position Type:
$61,016 - $67,410
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  • Looking to make a difference in the community?
  • Semi-retired or wanting a change from shift work?
  • A unique role where you have the chance to help others . .


At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we're looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who want to help others. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We're all about recruiting the best people, people who are passionate about community safety, offender rehabilitation and helping others by passing on practical skills. This is a role that will allow you to truly make a difference by helping us to deliver some of the programs that allow offenders to give back to the community.


Some of these programs include:

-       Graffiti removal

-       Maintaining our community parks and gardens

-       General maintenance at schools and other organisations

-       Horticultural programs

-       Inhouse programs to cater for those with medical restrictions

-       Tree planting and other important environmental work


Our Field Officers transport and supervise offenders participating in work teams and programs as part of a community work order. They are responsible for:

-       Supervision and delegation of work

-       Recording attendance

-       Reporting any issues

-       Ensuring safe work practices and a safe work environment

-       Demonstrating tasks and passing on practical skills

-       Dealing with difficult behaviour.


They are role models and positive examples. Field Officers represent The Department of Justice and Community Safety in the community. Field Officers consistently demonstrate:


-       Resilience

-       Flexibility and adaptability

-       Exceptional interpersonal skills

-       Initiative and accountability

-       Empathy and cultural awareness


These positions are casual and may include weekend work.  To be successful you will must have a current full Victorian Driver's Licence and be experienced and comfortable towing a large trailer whilst driving a 12-seater bus. We also value practical trade skills such as wood working, mechanical, landscaping, cooking, etc.

We're proud of the important work we do in regions all across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

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.

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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