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Activities Officer

Capricornia Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Etna Creek

The Activities Officer will develop, manage and deliver cultural, recreational, art, craft and hobby activities to prisoners of the correctional centre. Supervise prisoners on a daily basis and actively participate in their rehabilitation through work and program activities while monitoring and maintaining the security of the correctional centre.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Emergency & Protective Services
Classification GS1
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/570719/24
Closing date 24-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Marcus McIvor
Contact details Phone: 07 49126202
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The vacancy of Activities Officer is open for Queensland Custodial Correctional Officers who have completed the Custodial Operations Entry Program (COEP)

In the role of Activities Officer, you will:

  • Develop productive relationships with staff, management, professionals, police and other agencies
  • Assist in the rehabilitation of prisoners by participating in or overseeing their work or activities and contributing to case management functions within the centre
  • Identify prisoners who may be at risk and advise relevant staff in a timely manner
  • Interact with prisoners and respond to their needs through the provision of services in an appropriate manner within relevant guidelines and rules
  • Encourage prisoners to participate in programs to maximise their opportunities for rehabilitation
  • Report details or incidents and behaviour of prisoners for the purpose of the sentence management process
  • Participate in the reception, induction and discharge of prisoners in accordance with procedures
  • Assess prisoner needs prior to action and take into account traditional cultural values
  • Prepare reports on relevant activities and maintain appropriate records
  • Provide estimates and reports of activities spending for budget purposes, manage financial allocations and maintain records on relevant activities.
  • Monitor and maintain the dynamic and static security requirements of the correctional centre or facility, reporting any unusual behaviours or occurrences which could result in a breach of security
  • Undertake searches and perform escort duties of prisoners both within the centre and externally when required
  • Ensure you respond to emergency or security breaches in accordance with prescribed procedures and processes
  • Prepare and submit accurate incident reports/ statements/ records concerning notifiable incidents
  • Identify and respond appropriately to potential security risks and illegal activity
  • Provide reports concerning equipment damage, defects or loss and maintain accurate administration records
  • Restrain and control non-compliant prisoners in accordance with policies and guidelines and ensure participate in annual training in control and restraint to maintain competence
  • Participate in all training as directed by the Agency including the ongoing maintenance and current competence of all qualifications including, but not limited to Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial) and other annual training requirements
  • Maintain a professional level of appearance at all times by wearing the QCS issued uniform in accordance with Agency uniform standards
  • Comply with all QCS policy, procedures and legislation including the applicable Code of Conduct
  • Perform other administrative duties required in the effective management of the unit.
  • Design plan and implement a comprehensive recreational, sports, arts, crafts and hobby program for the centre's prisoners to increase the quantity and quality of recreation and leisure activities and provide daily recreational activities for prisoners
  • Monitor and coordinate the work of volunteers and part-time staff delivering recreational, sports, art, craft and hobby programs.
  • Coordinate a range of hobby activities available to prisoners to ensure the best possible utilisation and development of resources.
  • Contribute to the classification and case planning of prisoners.

Please refer to the Role Description for further details.

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