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Correctional Manager, Offender Development

Wolston Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Wacol

The Correctional Manager, Offender Development will be responsible and accountable for the provision of effective supervision and improved rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Management
Classification AO7
Workplace Location Brisbane - West
Job ad reference QLD/348227/20
Closing date 13-Jul-2020
Job duration
Contact person Sharon Smith
Contact details Ph: (07) 3271 9409
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The essential requirements for this role are:

High level of experience of leading and motivating others to meet the challenges of demanding work roles.

Experience in the management of staff and providing direction and performance assessment of a multi-disciplinary team.

Proven experience understanding case management in the human services field.

Significant exposure to the Criminal Justice System or related human services environment.

In this role you will:

Lead and monitor the delivery of centre-based assessment, rehabilitation, psychological, pastoral care and cultural services to prisoners.

Manage resources so that activities are consistent with the goals of an integrated offender management model and meet annual performance targets.

Ensure case management principles and processes are applied in all prisoner management areas, ensuring that all prisoners are subject to the appropriate dosage of case management consistent with their risks and needs.

Contribute to the dynamic security of the centre by being an integral member of the senior management team, who engages in broader centre safety and security activities such as cell inspections, duty manager function and advice to the operational workforce when required.

Ensure compliance with the Department's practices and procedures and where required facilitate implementation of new initiatives. Implement and maintain appropriate mechanisms in relation to the achievement of statutory and professional obligations to meet reporting and ethical conduct requirements.

Ensure psychological services including suicide prevention activities are delivered in accordance with best practice and agency frameworks and procedures.

Oversight and engage in the delivery of training to staff espousing contemporary offender management of prisoners.

Oversee and coordinate stakeholder engagement including supporting delivery of services and program in correctional centres by other government agencies, external contractors and volunteers.

Ensure workloads and work practices of staff contribute to effectiveness of the centre and are consistent with the Department's human resources policies and procedures.

Supervise, motivate, encourage and coach staff in the performance of their duties and ensure training and professional development opportunities are provided.

Provide concise, informative and timely briefings to the Superintendent and exchange of information between agencies to maximise the protection of the community in a timely manner.

Manage the protocols and procedures with relevant criminal justice agencies.

Promote strong multi-disciplinary teams within the correctional centre to ensure the delivery of quality offender management.

Work closely with Specialist Operations to ensure centre based offender management and rehabilitation activities align with agency and professional practice frameworks.

Qualifications, professional registration, conditions and other requirements

There are no mandatory qualifications for this position however formal qualifications in behavioural science and/or psychology (or a related discipline) would be highly regarded.

Applications to remain current for twelve months

Further information

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