- Location: Western - Ararat
- Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
- Work Type: Ongoing - full time
About this role
- Utilise your leadership skills to manage a team of custodial and non-custodial officers delivering a range of correctional services.
- Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
- COG Grade 3: $89,705 - $96,937 plus superannuation.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Prison Supervisor, to play a critical role at the Hopkins Correctional Centre, Ararat.
About the business unit
The Corrections and Justice Services (CJS) group, comprising Corrections Victoria (CV), Justice Health and Justice Services, plays an integral role in developing safer and more resilient communities and in delivering a trusted justice and community safety system.
CV is responsible for the implementation of policies, programs and services that ensure the safe and secure containment of prisoners, and that seek to rehabilitate offenders by addressing the underlying causes of offending behaviour.
CV also sets strategy, policy and standards for the management of the state's system of correctional facilities whilst also developing programs for the management and rehabilitation of prisoners and the community-based supervision of offenders.
About the role
Prison Supervisors are responsible for the management of an area or the delivery of a specific function and may be required to be the officer in charge at the prison. The role requires leadership, maturity, sound judgement, and confidence in decision making, with developed capabilities to coach, mentor and motivate staff. With highly developed communication and negotiation and problem-solving skills the prison supervisor leads and manages staff to achieve program and service outcomes in a multidisciplinary team and rehabilitative environment.
This multifaceted role encompasses human resource management, including performance management, coaching, and developing staff, OH&S requirements, staff employment and training requirements and budget monitoring.
An important facet of the Prison Supervisor role involves liaison with internal staff and external stakeholders and preparation of analytical and informed contributions to develop and deliver programs and processes.
The Prison Supervisor will direct and supervise teams conducting searches and escorts, surveillance, observing and assessing prisoner behaviour, operating a variety of security equipment, collating information, and preparing reports and management of critical incidents. Prison Supervisors have a significant role to play in ensuring compliance with prison and court procedures. The Prison Supervisor plays an integral role in developing, implementing, reinforcing, and reviewing practice and procedures relating to offender management and security management. They actively lead working parties and reference groups and provide advice through written reports to senior management.
The Prison Supervisor will identify operational and services delivery deficiencies and will develop and implement strategic solutions.
It is a requirement of this position to work weekends and public holidays, which will be remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the Enterprise Agreement.
A pre-employment Health Assessment will be required for external candidates and non-custodial staff.
To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.
As our ideal candidate, you will have:
- Demonstrated commitment to working with staff, prisoners, and other service providers in the delivery of an integrated, whole of Justice approach to reducing re-offending
- Qualifications and/or demonstrated experience and skill in areas relevant to correctional delivery, offender management and/or offender treatment.
How to apply
Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.
Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).
Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
- Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)
Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.
|Location:||Western - Ararat|
|Work Type:||Ongoing - full time|
|Job Function:||Prison and Corrective Services|
|Salary Range:||$89,705 - $96,937|
|Application Close Date:||05-Dec-2022|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - 6721 - Prison Supervisor - Ongoing, full time - September 2022.docx (Word, 540KB)
Robert Coelho on 0429 236 108