When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused 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
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.
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.
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:
Provide a current resume including the contact details of 2 recent work referees and a statement addressing the following job related requirements:
The ability to see tasks through to completion; rescheduling and reorganising work to reflect changes in priority. Applies own expertise to work tasks, learn new products and services and maintain accurate records and file.
- Communicates and influences effectively
The ability to explain information using language appropriate to the client while limiting the use of jargon, listen and ask questions to ensure understanding and to confirm that the message has been understood and to discuss issues calmly.
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.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Cassandra Gilbert, Kimberley Regional Manager on (08) 9158 3800 for a confidential discussion.