Disability Support Officer | Melbourne - Western Metro

Disability Support Officer

Application Close Date: 28-Sep-2020
Melbourne - Western Metro
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$61,016 - $83,640
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  • Contribute to an energetic team working
  • A 6 month fixed term AH 2 roles available ($61,016-$83,640 + superannuation)

An exciting opportunity exists with Corrections Victoria at the Metropolitan Remand Centre as a Disability Support Officer.

About the role

Corrections Victoria – a business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety – implements court judgements and orders of the Adult Parole Board. It sets strategy, policy and standards for the management of the state's system of correctional facilities. It also develops programs for the management and rehabilitation of prisoners and the community-based supervision of offenders.

The Disability Support Officer provides support to prisoners with disability and complex needs. The position is particularly focused on prisoners with cognitive impairment, psycho-social disability and other complex needs associated with disability. The Disability Support Officer will work directly with prisoners and with other prison staff to enhance the capability of staff to support prisoners with disability.

This position ensure that prisoners with disabilities and complex needs are supported to understand the implications of the COVID-19 virus and to adopt behaviours that minimise the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working with people with disability and complex needs
  • Collaborate with staff to achieve positive outcomes for prisoners with complex needs
  • the ability to liaise with stakeholders to generate interest in this initiative.


  • fixed term, position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • Competitive salaries, generous leave entitlements, including annual leave loading, paid parental leave, and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Professional development; including support and training tailored towards your goals
  • Opportunities for career growth throughout the Department of Justice and Community Safety and the wider VPS network.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

How to apply

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

Please note: Key selection criteria responses are not required


The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


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