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 Recreation Officer position is required to organise and coordinate recreational activities for Prisoners including sporting events and to provide continuous and meaningful activity for prisoners of all age groups including activities outside of the Prison, thereby securing a more effective management of prisons.
The position also manages and coordinates the Prison Library including undertaking appropriate library training and the induction of Prisoners into Library practice.
This position involves working 10 hour shifts on a rotating shift basis with an additional Recreation Officer and includes alternate weekend work.
Applicants must have a C Class Driver’s License and Senior First Aid qualification (or equivalent) received from an accredited training provider.
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 current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing the following essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) in no more than two (2) pages:
- Experience in the Delivery of Recreational Programs
- Resource and Time Management
- Computer Skills
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.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability.
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 you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Steve Pedrick, Assistant Superintendent Operations on 9795 2102 for a confidential discussion.