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Specialist Assessor

Job No: GEO1252
Location: Ravenhall, Victoria


Do you have an undergraduate degree in a criminal justice, health or human services field?

Are you interested in being part of the most innovative correctional environment in Australia?

Are you interested in the application of forensic risk assessment to inform treatment planning?


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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

About Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall Correctional Centre is a medium security men’s prison which opened in late 2017 in Ravenhall, Victoria.

Ravenhall redefines 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

Ravenhall's Specialist Assessors will undertake a suite of assessments with prisoners including assessments to identify transition needs, to determine dynamic risk factors and general recidivism risk and assessment of other factors that contribute to the development of case-management plans. 

Specialist Assessors will:

  • Participate as a member of the broader Transition and Reintegration team, reporting to the Senior Clinician (Transition and Reintegration).
  • Conduct daily reception assessments to determine prisoners’ immediate transition and accommodation needs
  • Conduct forensic risk assessments for sentenced prisoners to determine risk of recidivism including key risks and issues that informs treatment planning.
  • Administer the Good Lives Assessment Tool (GLAT) to explore areas to improve prisoner’s quality of life. assessments for prisoners serving greater than 6 months to explore areas of life enhancement
  • Liaise with custodial case-mangers in relation to the development of case-management plans in line with information identified through assessment.
  • Liaise with Reintegration officers, Melbourne City Mission and Aboriginal Programs Staff in relation to reintegration planning.
  • Liaise with Aboriginal Programs Staff and Cultural Advisor in relation to new receptions who identify as indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role of a Specialist Assessor you will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in social work, welfare, psychology, criminology or other related human services area.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a correctional environment involving direct contact with prisoners.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and attitudinal characteristics conducive to nonjudgmental evaluations of prisoners.
  • Knowledge of adjustment, behavioural and transitional issues likely to be experienced by prisoners in the correctional environment.
  • Ability to administer assessment tools, analyse and record data, prepare plans and make referrals to service providers.
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills, in addition to the ability to formulate and clearly communicate by way of written communication, prisoner needs based on available information.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and navigate various information management systems.

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
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff gym
  • Subsidised meals

This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation that is dedicated to improving our communities. Don't wait - Apply Now!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5 pm, 25 January 2019. For enquiries please contact Danielle Kozminski 03 8363 2662.

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted approximately 2-3 weeks following the closing date. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted in due course.


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