When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focussed organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
Casuarina Prison is situated approximately 40km from the Perth CBD and is designed to hold male sentenced and remand prisoners of all classifications from across the state. The Prison caters for prisoners who have committed violent and/or other serious offences. The prison has a number of state facilities such as Special Handling Unit, Infirmary, Mental Health Unit, Alcohol and Drug Unit.
Within the overall prison service configuration, the key functions of Casuarina Prison are:
To receive and house male maximum security sentenced and remand prisoners;
To provide diversified vocational skills training and development for increased work opportunity on release;
To assist long term prisoners address specific offending behaviours; and
To act as a dispersal prison for long term prisoners.
The Prisoner Employment Officer will assess skills, abilities, and needs of prisoners and suggest employment options best suited for the individual. The Employment Officer monitors prisoner numbers attending their respective workplaces and regularly report to the Manager of Industries.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A maximum two page statement addressing the following work related requirements (selection criteria) in the role that demonstrates you have the skills and experience necessary to meet the position requirements;
- Shapes and Manages Strategy
- Communicates and Influences Effectively
- Role Specific Criteria
A Comprehensive CV that clearly outlines your employment history, experience and key achievements.
Contact details of two recent work related referees, one being your current line manager.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunities legislation.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Christine Minnock, Finance Manager on (08) 9411 5216 for a confidential discussion.