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Probation Services Officer

Community Operations Directorate; Community Corrections; Community Corrections & Specialist Operations; Emerald; Cooktown; Thursday Island; Weipa; Cannonvale; Doomadgee; Mornington Island; Charleville; Dalby; Kingaroy; Roma; Warwick

Community Corrections, a service of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is devoted to delivering evidence-informed case management and individualised support to people in the community under a variety of supervision orders imposed by the courts and Parole Board Queensland.

Community Corrections aims to protect the community and reduce reoffending, providing tailored supervision to meet the individual risks and needs of individuals with the aims of rehabilitation, reintegration and the opportunity to lead a crime free life.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Community Care
Classification AO4
Workplace Location North West Qld,Wide Bay,Darling Downs - Maranoa,Far North Qld,Mackay region,Rockhampton region,Central West Qld,South West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/495489/23
Closing date 26-Jun-2024
Job duration 6 months with possible extension
Contact person QCS Talent Acquisition Group
Contact details Phone: 3565 7252
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Who are we looking for?

A career as a probation services officer with Community Corrections is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in your community. As a probation services officer you support a high level of community safety by ensuring compliance with the reporting requirements and conditions of community-based orders and reparation orders. You also undertake court administration duties for your district office and actively maintain community networks and stakeholder relationships to ensure sustainable community service projects.

As a probation services officer, you require: 

  • Planning and organising skills to ensure tasks are completed within deadlines
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team Interpersonal and negotiation skills to support service delivery in an environment where engagement with a range of internal and external stakeholders is critical
  • Awareness of how to manage sensitive/confidential issues and information, and a commitment to comply with legislative provisions
  • Strong communication skills and experience with conducting difficult conversations, problem solving and negotiating resolutions

Click here to take our brief quiz and determine if a career in Community Corrections is the right choice for you.

To be eligible for this role you must:

  • Hold a valid driver's licence
  • Possess the right to live and work in Australia

Why work for QCS?

  • Experience a workforce that values diversity and inclusivity to best represent the community we serve
  • Receive professionally delivered entry level training - nationally accredited
  • Certificate IV in Correctional Practice (Community)
  • Comprehensive leave provisions to support a healthy work-life balance
  • Structured progression and professional growth plans including leadership development opportunities
  • Join an organisation committed to creating diverse, inclusive, connected, capable and supportive workplaces
  • We aim to provide workplaces where all employees feel safe, supported and valued, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability or background.


Please refer to the Application Guide and the Role Description available below.

The position could be based in any of our locations listed, and opportunities may range in duration depending on availability.

Submission of your application and location preferences does not guarantee an offer of employment or a guarantee of placement at those locations.

Applications will be reviewed and considered in alignment with the QCS Academy Foundations Training quarterly intakes and when vacancies arise.

Applications remain current for 12 months.

Job ad reference: QLD/495489/23

Further information

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