Do you have a good understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal men leaving prison?
Do you have strong case management and networking skills?
Do you want to work within a team of Aboriginal Programs staff at Ravenhall Correctional Centre?
About The GEO Group Australia
We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. GEO aims to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with.
For more information about our organisation and Ravenhall Correctional Centre, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au
About Ravenhall Correctional Centre
Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a medium security men’s prison which opened in November 2017 in Ravenhall, Victoria.
Ravenhall will redefine the role of the modern prison. It’s unique design and service model provides an unprecedented emphasis on offender rehabilitation and reintegration. If you are motivated to work therapeutically to create successful outcomes for prisoners, Ravenhall is the place for you.
About the Opportunity
The Aboriginal Transition and Post-Release Case Worker will:
- Be responsible for providing pre- and post-release support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prisoners to assist them to successfully transition from Ravenhall back into the community
- Work closely with GEO Reintegration Officers and Alliance Partners to ensure reintegration planning for Aboriginal prisoners is holistic and focuses upon strengthening connections to community.
- Assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners to develop a Cultural Plan to assist with their reintegration and will work collaboratively with Aboriginal community organisations to ensure continuity of supports that is responsive to the specific needs of Aboriginal people.
- Provide consultation and advice to all staff at Ravenhall to assist in ensuring a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prisoners
Your Skills & Experience
To be successful in the role of the Aboriginal Transition and Post-Release Case Worker you will:
- Be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and demonstrated commitment to improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal people.
- An understanding of the reintegration needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal community organisations to address these needs.
- A deep and authentic understanding of Aboriginal culture, peoples, Country and traditions and the impact that the criminal justice system has on Aboriginal men, families and communities.
- A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
- A demonstrated ability to be mature, flexible and empathetic to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners.
- Well-developed interpersonal, communication, assertiveness and negotiation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other program areas and disciplines.
For further information about this role including the Position Description and how to apply, please click the Apply Now button.
About the Benefits
Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community. Benefits of working for GEO, include but are not limited to:
- Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
- Ongoing professional development opportunities (including further education sponsorship)
- Flexible working arrangements
- Competitive salary and rewards scheme
- Free parking
- Employee Assistance Program
- Staff gym
- Subsidised meals
Applications close Friday 20th April 2018.
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