VSO Relief Officer
Corrective Services
Salary: VO2WK, POA, $71,191 - $72,574 per annum
Position number: Pool Ref 014634
Work type:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Bandyup Women's Prison
Closing date: 2020-01-28 4:30 PM   (YYYY-MM-DD)
Attachments: - job description form - relief officer vso2 (008878) bandyup.doc

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About us

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

Bandyup Women’s Prison is the primary remand, receival and assessment facility for female metropolitan prisoners and the only maximum-security prison for women in the State. Bandyup recognises the unique needs of women in custody such as their poor health, substance misuse, history of abuse, low levels of education, employment and social dislocation. As a result, the prison attempts to provide a supportive custodial environment, which is responsive to these complex needs.

The Relief Officer will manage, organise and control all aspects of a various number of industries while relieving Vocational and Support Officer’s on leave where required by Prison Management.

The Relief Officer is required to act in Vocational Support positions identified by Prison Management.

The position will also be responsible for the provision of productive work for prisoners, meeting training and production deadlines whilst maintaining the good order of the prison.    

About you

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 that highlights your suitability for this position in the context of the work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form. Please include details of two referees. A two page statement outlining in broad terms your suitability for this role.

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.

Pool Recruitment

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 and fixed-term, full-time and part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.

Currently there is 1 fixed term contract available for immediate filling.

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.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Dianne Barton-Wright on 9374 2518 for a confidential discussion.