As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
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, people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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 others.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team in a challenging but rewarding role as a Community Corrections Officer (CCO). The duties are varied and involve case managing offenders, preparing reports for sentencing and releasing authorities, and working alongside other stakeholders in the community for effective outcomes. If you are resilient, energetic and want a rewarding career where you can make a difference this may be the role for you.
As a CCO you will report to the Team Leader and operate as part of the Region or Centre case management team. You will have responsibility for case management of offenders and defendants (in accordance with Orders and appropriate standards). Working as a CCO in a community or custodial setting you will be involved in:
- Providing frequent, detailed and analytical written reports to courts and releasing authorities
- Provide verbal recommendations to courts, releasing authorities and external agencies
- Undertaking screening and assessment of offenders to determine risk and develop viable management plans
- Using culturally appropriate work practices when working with Aboriginal people and other cultural groups
- Working collaboratively with other agencies, divisions and communities in relation to allocated offenders and defendants
- Providing offenders with guidance and encouragement to address offending behaviour and to comply with the requirements of their order and be accountable for their actions
- Regionally based CCOs are required to regularly travel to and work in regional and remote areas and liaise with communities and stakeholders in those areas.
- You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizenship
- All CCO applicants must hold an unrestricted car (C class) driver’s licence.
If working in a position that services regional areas (e.g. Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest and Goldfields, and some metropolitan based positions), you may be required to:
- Be away from home for periods of time
- Drive vehicles (including 4WD) with manual transmissions and therefore hold a car (C class) unrestricted manual driver’s licence
- Travel via airplane including light aircraft.
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.
Information sessions are being held at various Adult Community Corrections Centres statewide and will provide an opportunity for you to speak with local staff and learn more about the Department and the role of a Community Corrections Officer.
METROPOLITAN INFORMATION SESSIONS
Maddington ACC, 191-193 Burslem Drive, Maddington
Saturday 22 February 2020 10:00 am
East Perth ACC, Level 2, 30 Moore Street, East Perth
Tuesday 25 February 2020 4.00 pm
Mirrabooka ACC, 5 Milldale Way, Mirrabooka
Friday 28 February 2020 3.30 pm
REGIONAL INFORMATION SESSIONS
Albany ACC, Albany Justice Complex, 184 Stirling Terrace, Albany
Friday 28 February 2020 12.30 pm
Broome ACC, 7 Barker Street, Broome
Friday 28 February 2020 12-1 pm and 4-5 pm
Bunbury ACC, Level 2, 65 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury
Tuesday 25 February 2020 4.30 pm
Geraldton ACC, SGIO Building, 45 Cathedral Ave, Geraldton
Friday 28 February 2020 12.30 pm
Kalgoorlie ACC, 337 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie
Saturday 29 February 2020 10.00 am
Karratha/Roebourne ACC, 70 Welcome Road, Karratha
Friday 21 February 2020 10.00 am
Newman ACC, 20 Hilditch Ave, Newman
Tuesday 25 February 2020 3.00 pm
How to apply
Read through the attached documents as this information will assist you with the preparation of your application:
- Applicant Information Booklet
- Job Description Form.
We require you to submit:
- A comprehensive CV/resume that highlights your suitability for this position in the context of the work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the JDF
- Details of two referees, with one being your current direct line supervisor or Manager.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application:
- Click on the ‘apply for job’ button at the bottom of this page (please note that posted or emailed applications will not be accepted)
- Complete the details regarding your personal and application information
- Respond to the four online application questions, allowing sufficient time and consideration to your responses
- Attach the requested documentation.
Interviews are planned to take place between Early April and Early May.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 24 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Upon appointment from the pool, you will be required to successfully complete the entry level training, performance appraisal and workplace assessments, prior to permanent appointment.
If you would like further information about the role or this opportunity please contact Joanne Crossley, A/Director, (08) 9264 1646 or Tara Jones, A/Director, (08) 9264 6205 for a confidential discussion.
Aboriginal job seekers may contact the Aboriginal Workforce Development Team on email@example.com or call (08) 9264 1777 for culturally appropriate application advice.
All enquiries related to the recruitment and selection process should be directed to the Bulk Recruitment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 974 199 during business hours.