This vacancy is for a full time, permanent position located in Fitzroy Crossing.
The Community Work Officer works with adult offenders and fine defaulters who have offended and are subject to community work obligations or Orders to ensure that they satisfy its requirements. Where possible, the Community Work Officer endeavours to provide an opportunity for the offender to develop new skills, contributing to their rehabilitation. The CWO works as part of the Adult Community Correction centre team on a day to day basis.
The Community Work Officer manages groups of adults who have offended with varying levels of motivation and skills, to undertake community service work with agencies in the local community.
An understanding of Aboriginal culture is important, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with Aboriginal people and communities. Proven ability to motivate and encourage people to complete tasks at hand as well as the ability to manage challenging situations and work ethically.
Job related requirements
Applicants must possess a current C Class Driver’s License and have the ability to drive a 4WD motor vehicle. There may be a requirement for regular remote travel within the region remote communities including.
Please see the attached JDF for more information about the Role and Specific Responsibilities of this position. All Departmental employees are required to undergo a National Criminal History check.
Further job related information
If you are interested in this position and would like further information on the role, contact Cassandra Gilbert on (08) 9158-3800.
How to apply
The Department preferred method of application is via the Apply Now button below. You will be required to complete relevant personal information and attach documents as requested.
Provide a current resume including the contact details of 2 recent work referees and a statement addressing the following work related requirements:
Trade skills and resource management
- Demonstrated experience in manual trades, light industry and / or arts and crafts. The ability to manage people, equipment and facilities to achieve the best results.
Communication, Interpersonal and Team Work
- Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills in a range of settings and groups of people. The ability to adjust methods and styles of communication to suit the cultural needs of clients. Ability to motivate and encourage difficult customers to achieve positive results. The ability to participate in, lead and facilitate work groups to achieve positive outcomes.
- Senior First Aid Accreditation
- Safety Awareness Training (White Card)
Regional subsidies and benefits including Government Regional Officers Housing.
Any remaining work related requirements as listed in the JDF may be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
Please ensure that at least 1 referee is a current or recent supervisor/line manager.
Forwarding your application
To apply applicants are requested to:
Apply online (Preferred)
- Click on the “Apply for Job” button at the top/bottom of the screen
- Complete all of the online application questions
- Attach all required documentation
- Complete application for vacancy form which is attached to the advert
- Attach all required documentation and ensure all the above is stapled
- Post your completed application to:
DCS Recruiting Branch
Department of Corrective Services
Locked Bag 22, Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6850
1. Applications received after the closing date/time or applications sent to us by email cannot be accepted.
2. As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.
Applicants who are found suitable may be considered for similar vacancies over a 12 month period.
Applications are to be submitted by no later than 4.30pm on Thursday 28 March 2019.