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Education Officer


Maryborough Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Aldershot

Correctional centres are responsible for the delivery of custodial services across Queensland. People in custody are supervised in either high or low security correctional centres. High security centres provide for the management of adult prisoners held in secure custody correctional centres across Queensland. The Education Officer will design, plan and implement education and vocational training programs and related developmental activities to meet the needs of the inmate population within the centre.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Community Care
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Wide Bay
Job ad reference QLD/570073/24
Closing date 21-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Mickeelie Kunst
Contact details Phone: 41237607
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The Education Officer will design, plan and implement education and vocational training programs and related developmental activities to meet the needs of the inmate population within the centre.

In this role you will:

  • Design, plan and implement an education and training program for the correctional facility, focusing on the provision of opportunities for inmates to access vocational and educational training appropriate to their needs.
  • Monitor and coordinate the work of external personnel within the centres education program.
  • Consult and liaise with training providers and other community interest groups for the purpose of providing the most appropriate educational services.
  • Assess inmates' education standards, provide advice and direct them regarding the opportunities available both within the centre and within the community.
  • Contribute to processes for sentence management, case management and assessment for community-based options.
  • Provide advice to the Manager Offender Development on a range of issues pertaining to education programs within the facility.
  • Ensure other employees, contractors and visitors are not exposed to risks to their health and safety arising out of your conduct.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and instructions given for workplace health and safety at the workplace by the Agency and ensure your workplace area is safe and without risk to health.
  • Within the context of the role responsibilities described above under “About the role', the ideal applicant will be someone who can competitively demonstrate their knowledge, skills and experiences and their suitability against the Leadership competencies for Queensland (Individual Contributor): Vision, Results and Accountability in the context of the essential requirements for this role:

The essential requirements for this role are:

  • Competence in assessing the educational and vocational needs of inmates.
  • Competence in facilitating educational, vocational and/or training programs to diverse client groups.
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of educational and vocational training programs to individuals or groups.
  • Experience in dealing with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics and ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of contemporary practices in offender management.
  • Knowledge of research and practice specific to effective correctional rehabilitation.

Qualifications, professional registration, conditions and other requirements

  • Possession of a degree qualification in a field relevant to the position is mandatory.
  • Specifically, possession of an Educational and/or Training Degree qualification is highly desirable.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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