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Cultural Liaison Officer Identified


Southern Queensland Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Spring Creek

Queensland Corrective Services is a top-tier forward thinking public safety agency, committed to the humane containment, supervision and rehabilitation of offenders. Every day, our work makes Queensland a safer place to live and work.

The CLO provides advice to management and staff on specific cultural and management issues pertaining to prisoners, contribute to their case management and sentence management and consult with relevant multi-cultural communities and organisations to support family contact for prisoners.

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is located in Spring Creek, approximately 17 kms from the township of Gatton in the Lockyer Valley.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Administration
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Toowoomba region,Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/570263/24
Closing date 21-Jun-2024
Job duration 12 months with possible extension
Contact person Jody Davis
Contact details Phone: 0754666863
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Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is a women's facility located in Spring Creek, approximately 17 kms from the township of Gatton in the Lockyer Valley. The centre provides high security secure placement accommodation for sentenced and remand women that are classified as high or low security. Women who enter the criminal justice system often come from lives characterised by sexual, emotional and physical abuse, domestic and family violence, substance addiction and mental health problems. QCS provides a gender-responsive, trauma-informed approach to managing women with the goal of offering an opportunity to truly rehabilitate and escape the cycle that led to crime. It is important to recognise that to  change a woman, is to change a generation.

The essential requirements for this role are:

- Ability to engage with the community, key stakeholder liaison and/or working with special interest groups particularly in the criminal justice system with particular emphasis on key stakeholders within indigenous
- High level written communication skills including the ability to produce complex reports and documentation within a legislatively controlled environment
- Current and detailed knowledge of indigenous issues, trends and practices and the ability to analyse their impact on prisoners
- Effective interpersonal skills as evidence by the ability to build successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Self-aware and consistent with the attitudes and behaviours that need to be modelled in a correctional environment
- Resilient to remain motivated in achieving high standards in the delivery of essential frontline services
- Well rounded in administrative and technical skills that assist in the achievement of workplace goals
- Ability to interpret and apply legislation, policies and procedures
- Communicates professionally and engages with respect with colleagues, offenders, management and stakeholders. Experience in working collaboratively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Knowledge of risk assessment instruments and processes and their application and be able to apply within criminal justice settings
- Well-developed written communication skills with the ability to provide high quality professional reports and case notes
- Respect for sensitivity and confidentiality of issues and information handled.

Please refer to the role description for more information about the role.

This role is an initial 12-month contract, with possibility of extension.

This position has been identified as a position to be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person because of a number of factors, including the gross over representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders in custody. It is an occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25, 104, and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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Last updated
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